Better Packages, Inc.

4 Hershey Drive, 06401 Ansonia, CT
Telephone +1 203 926-3700
Fax +1 203 926-3706

This company is co-exhibitor of
HADE H. Dornseifer KG

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interpack 2017 hall map (Hall 11): stand F70

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.02  Filling and packaging
  • 01.02.06  Closing machines
  •  Closing machines for Cartons and folding boxes

Closing machines for Cartons and folding boxes

  • 02  Packaging materials, packaging means, auxiliary packaging means and packaging production
  • 02.01  Packaging materials
  • 02.01.05  Packaging materials / Paper, carton and cardboard
  •  Packaging materials / Paper

Packaging materials / Paper

  • 02  Packaging materials, packaging means, auxiliary packaging means and packaging production
  • 02.03  Auxiliary packaging
  • 02.03.04  Auxiliary packaging means for Closing/sealing accessories
  •  Packaging straps
  •  Packaging straps / Paper

Packaging straps / Paper

Our products

Product category: Closing machines for Cartons and folding boxes

Better Pack 333 E-Z Pull Tab

The Better Pack 333 E-Z Pull Tab water-activated tape dispenser (also known as a paper tape dispenser, gummed tape dispenser or gum tape machine etc.) is a rugged, reliable manual dispenser that works exclusively with E-Z Pull Tab Tape®.  E-Z Pull Tab Tape has a patented special red pull string in the center of the tape that allows it to be “zipped” open with a quick pull along the sealed carton. With E-Z Pull Tab Tape, you don’t need a box cutter or knife to open the carton.

The Better Pack 333 product line is the world's #1 selling manual
water-activated tape dispenser.   

• Ideal for when you want your customers to open their packages easily without using a box cutter
• Sealing between 1 to 100 cartons per day/per 8hr shift
• Packing stations without access to electricity
• When there’s a need to move the tape dispenser between various locations

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Product category: Closing machines for Cartons and folding boxes

Better Pack 555eL

The Better Pack 555eL is an electric water-activated tape dispenser (also known as a paper tape dispenser, gummed or gum tape water-activated tape dispenser) made for fast-paced shipping and packaging environment.

The Better Pack 555eL is differentiated from the Better Pack 555eS by its ability to dispense long lengths of tape, up to 90 inches with the touch of a single button. 

The Better Pack 555eL tape machine is calibrated in inches and has a voltage of 115V.  

(Note: The image shown is the BP555eS. The BP555eL has a keypad with preset buttons ranging from 12 - 90 inches)

The Better Pack 555e Series (the “555e Series” includes the Better Pack 555eS Series and the Better Pack 555eSA Series) are the only electronic water-activated tape dispensers in the industry to be UL Listed and Approved by the independent safety certification company, Underwriters Laboratory.

Unique Safety Features
• Thermal cutoff: prevents the motor from overheating after extensive use
• Safety interlock switch: disables the cutting blade when the front cover is open
• Material choice: flame-retardant plastic, steel side frames, high grade solenoid
   link and zinc-plated stainless steel parts. 

• High volume, fast-paced shipping environment
• Packing and sealing more than 100 cartons per day/per 8hr shift
• When packing and sealing large cartons that require long lengths of tape

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Product category: Closing machines for Cartons and folding boxes

PS2A - 220V

The PS2A (220Volt) is a compact precision table-top electronic pressure-sensitive tape dispenser that delivers pressure sensitive tape in pre-set lengths selected by the operator. It supports a wide variety of tapes including strapping tape, filament tape and masking tape. 

The PS2A dispenses and cuts the tape to the desired length with the push of a button or automatically after the previously dispensed tape is removed. It is ideal to optimize productivity in a manufacturing environment when different sized short length tapes are required. 

The PS2A is calibrated in millimeters and voltage is 220V. 

• Increases productivity of sub-assembly and manufacturing operations
• Facilitates the securing of loose parts during final assembly and shipping
• Reduces cost through the reduction of material waste

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About us

Company details

About Better Packages

Better Packages, a wholly owned subsidiary of IPG, is the world’s leading manufacturer of water-activated tape (WAT) dispensers (also known as paper tape dispensers, gummed tape dispensers, gum tape machines etc.). We’ve 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 didn’t 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

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Company data

Target groups
  • Cosmetics
  • Industrial goods
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Consumer goods (non-food)