Water-Activated Tape Dispensers

Also commonly referred to as gummed paper tape, gum tape, orWAT Machine kraft paper tape, water-activated tape bonds instantly with virgin and recycled fiber boxes and cartons—generating an immediate tamper-evident seal and welding the tape to the box or carton. Water-activated tape can be made of either fiberglass reinforced paper or unreinforced paper, both of which are certified recyclable by Western Michigan University’s OCC testing standards It was also Cradle to Cradle Certified Bronze in February 2020. It can come in various styles, including in standard or customized prints, or even your corporate logo. In any case, water-activated tape has a standard feature, uncompromised quality.

This kind of tape can be activated with a water-activated tape dispenser (either manual or electric) and is perfect for medium-to-high volume shipping and packaging, with electric models packing and sealing more than 100 cartons per 8-hour shift with output of 45 inches of tape per second. Like the tape itself, the dispenser is rated to use in nearly any work environment, no matter how extreme.

These machines are dependable, lasting up to 15 years, and feature a steel frame construction with a durable ABS plastic cover.

Only one strip of tape is required to seal with water-activated tape, compared to two or more strips of your typical packaging tape. In fact, it is as much as 21 percent more efficient than using standard packaging tape with a handheld tape gun.

If you’re looking for a solution that is designed for fast, permanent adhesion, excellent flexibility, and unmatched strength, look no further than water-activated tape and a corresponding water-activated tape dispenser. Please contact your Nichols Sales Representative if you have any questions, are interested in a demo, or would like to make a purchase.

Then, keep your machine up and running with Nichols Equipment Service! With over 30 years of experience, maintenance service training, and thousands of stocked service parts, make Nichols your preferred destination for water-activated tape dispenser maintenance and repair.