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A Strong Seal in All Weather

Weather will happen. Your sealed cartons at times endure a long journey through it all on their way to your customer’s location. When exposed to various atmospheric conditions, will the tape you used hold the seal and keep your products secure? Water-activated tape keeps your shipped cartons secure, even in extreme weather!

Water-Activated Tape (Gummed Paper Tape)

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Water-activated tape (gummed paper tape, gum tape, kraft paper tape) bonds instantly to both virgin and recycled fiber surfaces and therefore, generates an immediate destructive bond resulting in a tamper evident package. IPG's paper tape is offered in both fiberglass reinforced and plain paper with many styles available in standard prints or customized prints to display your corporate message. They all have one common feature... uncompromising quality.

  • Secure Bond – our starch based adhesive aggressively bonds to corrugated cartons, even in dusty or dirty environments
  • Custom Printed – advertise your company and products, provide directions for freight handlers and improve the appearance of your package
  • All-Weather Use – not affected by extreme hot or cold temperatures
  • Protection – a carton sealed with water-activated tape can’t be opened without leaving a broken seal

Paper Tape

Water-Activated Tape is designed for fast, permanent adhesion and superior strength. Cracking of the adhesive surface provides our paper tape with excellent flexibility for sealing carton corners, edges and irregular surfaces. Use paper tapes to seal lightweight or standard sized packages or cartons that will be shipped in unitized loads or full pallets.

Reinforced Paper Tape

Available in a wide variety of sizes and product construction, reinforced water-activated tapes are designed to provide consistent performance in carton sealing applications where durability, extra strength and reliability are required. Extra strong fiberglass yarns are bonded between the high tensile strength sheets for an extra margin of strength.

In this instructional video, learn how to load water-activated tape into your Better Pack tape dispenser and dispense tape according to the size of the box. Also, learn different sealing methods using WAT paper tape. As the market leader for water-activated carton sealing tape, IPG’s commitment continues with state-of-the-art tabletop WAT dispensers from our Better Packages® brand. See various dispensers below or at

With IPG's Water-Activated Tape, only one strip of tape is needed to secure each end of a box versus two or more strips of standard packing tape. Independent testing shows that using water-activated tape with a Better Pack™ dispenser is 21% more productive than using standard packing tape and a hand-held tape gun! Click here to read the complete SGS Independent Test.

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