Resolve packing issues with water-activated tape

Water Activated Tape Solutions


Issue One: Carton Sealing Productivity

Create opportunities for staff to increase productivity when sealing cartons for shipment. Tape guns can weigh over a kilo and cause fatigue and carpal tunnel in staff hands and arms. After a period of time packing efficiency will diminish and slow down times when this occurs.

Water-activated tape dispensers can be fully electronic with preset tape dispensing lengths which aid in increasing sealing speed. Only one strip is needed for a superior seal. No more time is wasted by over-application of pressure-sensitive tapes. Improve productivity by up to 21% with BondTape gummed paper tape and a Better Pack water-activated benchtop dispenser.

Issue 2: Tamper Evidence

Plastic tapes don’t properly seal your cartons, they just float on the surface. It’s easy to separate the tape from the cardboard flaps with pressure, allowing a hand to slip into your carton and pinch valuable content.  The result is costly to you in two ways, customer disappointment and mistrust in your brand and the replacement cost of the goods.

With BondTape Green gummed paper tape only one strip of tape is needed to seal the top of your carton. The water activation causes the gum to seep into the inner corrugated layer of your carton and bond in a tamper-evident seal. No amount of pressure will separate the tape from the carton and your pack remains secure and looking professional on delivery.


Issue three: Workplace Safety

Prolonged use of handheld tape guns can cause fatigue, repetitive strain injury and carpal tunnel. This can lead to staff requiring sick leave, costly replacement staff hire, workers compensation and medical expenses.

With Better Pack benchtop water-activated tape dispensers, the awkward handling and weight of tape guns is eliminated. You can choose from manual to fully electronic dispensers for gummed paper tape, depending on the size of your packing operation. The fully electronic Better Packages 555 is for the fast-paced shipping environment and is full endorsed by the independent safety certification company, Underwriters Laboratory. You can preset the length of tape required for the job and the machine will dispense and cut for you.

Best of all only one length of tape is needed to seal your carton.


Issue Four: Waste

Plastic tapes have limits when it comes to packing goods for shipment. Because it is not tamper-proof packers tend to apply several layers of tape for security. Tamper evidence can still be hard to spot. Using up multiple strips of plastic tape is wasteful and costly and makes your carton unattractive and messy looking.

Not only is it a waste of money and materials, the time that is taken to add extra layers of tape is time wasted your staff could be doing other tasks.

By using water-activated gummed paper tape, you will be saving time and money. Only one strip of tape is needed for a tamper-evident seal, and a Better Packages gummed paper tape dispenser takes only seconds to produce a strip of tape.

Because gummed tape becomes part of the carton, it is much easier to recycle the whole container, with no separation of tapes and cardboard needed. Again saving time and reducing waste.


Issue Five: The Elements

Shipping environments can be dusty, humid, cold or hot. They must endure handling, rough treatment, stacking weight, loading and unloading. You need a tape that will stand up to all conditions for the safety of your goods and meet customer satisfaction.

Plastic tapes are known to be weaker than water activated gummed paper tapes. This is because they float on the surface of a cardboard carton and can separate off when pressure is applied. If the carton becomes dusty or slightly damp the plastic tapes are likely to lift off the carton. They will then be unable to be stuck back down.

Water-activated gummed paper tape such as BondTape binds to the inner corrugated layer of the carton and becomes one with the material. No amount of dust or atmospheric conditions will break the paper tape seal. If a thief tries to tamper with the carton it will be evident as the water-activated paper tape holds firm.