About Better Packages
Better Packages, a wholly owned subsidiary of IPG, is the worlds leading manufacturer of water-activated tape (WAT) dispensers (also known as paper tape dispensers, gummed tape dispensers, gum tape machines etc.). Weve been in the business nearly 100 years. Our products include water-activated tape dispenser machines, water-activated tape and case sealers. We sell and service our products in over 70 countries worldwide supported by a global, certified distributor network.
Thomas Edison invented water-activated tape in 1912. The advent of the cardboard box prompted Edison to create something better than twine to close the boxes. Inventing water-activated tape was a huge breakthrough! For the first time people could actually seal a carton, rather than just hold it closed. The tape needed an efficient way to dampen and be cut and it didnt take long for the water-activated tape dispenser to be in invented. Better Packages was "born" in 1917.
Part of a Community
Better Packages was located in Shelton, CT since 1924. Better Packages recently relocated to Ansonia, CT, a neighboring town, in May of 2014. Our new facility provides us with upgraded technology, an improved manufacturing work flow, and overall ease of operations. These improvements are all to meet the continued growing use of water-activated tape and Better Packages' products.
Our local community is important to us and we support it by our involvement in a number of important local and national organizations.
- The Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce
- The Valley United Way
- New Haven Manufacturers Association
- Smaller Manufacturer Association
- Institute of Packaging Professionals
- Junior Achievement of Western CT