World's Leading Manufacturer of Water-Activated Tape Dispensers and Carton Sealers Celebrates 90 Years of American Innovation and Global Leadership

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Better Packages is proud to announce its 90th anniversary as a trusted tape dispenser manufacturer and leading carton-sealing educator within the global packaging community. Since 1917, Better Packages has been educating packaging professionals around the world about the benefits of water-activated tape (also known as gummed tape). Better Packages offers simple, safe and secure carton-sealing solutions.

Better Packages is proud to announce its 90th anniversary as a trusted tape dispenser manufacturer and leading carton-sealing educator within the global packaging community. Since 1917, Better Packages has been educating packaging professionals around the world about the benefits of water-activated tape (also known as gummed tape). Better Packages offers simple, safe and secure carton-sealing solutions.

For nearly a century, Better Packages has been setting industry standards with its durable Better Pack® brand of water-activated tape (WAT) dispensers and semi-automatic BP Sealmaster® case sealers. During the last 90 years, government agencies and businesses representing a multitude of industries worldwide have bought millions of the company's tape dispensers. Better Packages also offers its own brand of water-activated tape and BetterSeal Secure Tape, allowing customers to purchase a complete, dependable carton sealing system from a single, recognized and reliable source.

This company's strong market position has always been based on the functionality and durability of its products, the commitment of its global distributor network, and the continued loyalty of its customers, including names such as L.L. Bean®, the FBI, Tiffany® & Co., T.J. Maxx®, the U.S. Army, QVC®, BMW®, Brinks Security, Crate and Barrel®, John Deere®, Frito-Lay®, Gap® Incorporated, IKEA®, J.C. Penney®, U.S. Government Printing Office, Victoria's Secret®, Wal-Mart® Pharmacy and Xerox®. For 90 years, customers have depended on Better Packages dispensers for reliable performance and durability.

A global network of authorized distribution partners throughout the US, Mexico and Canada and in more than 20 countries, offers hands-on sales and support. These wide-ranging locations ensure each customer receives the personal attention they need to find their best carton sealing solution . In addition, our customers will find product assistance, service and trouble-shooting information through the company's Customer Service Department via a toll-free number, 800-237-9151, or 24/7 by logging on to http://www.BetterPackages.com.

Today, Better Packages and its products continue to be the benchmarks of the industry for many reasons:

  • The enhanced Better Pack 333 Plus remains the world's best-selling manual tape dispenser for water-activated tape, with over one million sold.
  • Better Packages offers the widest range of WAT carton sealing solutions from a single source.
  • The Better Pack 555e series is the only electronic WAT dispenser in the industry that is UL Approved and Listed.
  • Better Packages products are backed by the best warranty in the industry.
  • The average age of its electric models in use today is over 16 years; its manual models average over 20 years in service.
  • Hundreds of thousands of Better Pack dispensers are currently installed and in use today.
  • The number-one selling Better Pack 333 and 333 Plus models alone have dispensed over 325 billion feet of tape to seal nearly 80 billion cartons and packages, securing goods with a value of nearly $4 trillion dollars.

Better Packages' Mission:
Better Packages' mission is to be recognized as a trusted leader and educator within the global packaging community by providing carton-sealing solutions that are simple, safe and secure. According to CEO and President Philip White, "Our 90-year track record of excellence proves the timeless importance of good old-fashioned values. Our distribution network is ever-expanding to meet the increasing global demand for our products. We will continue to invest in our personnel and our products to enhance our ability to provide the best possible support to Better Packages' customers and distribution partners. We look forward to setting the pace in the industry for the next 90 years as well."

About Better Packages
The company was founded in 1917 and has been headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut, since 1924. Better Packages is the world's leading manufacturer of water-activated tape dispensers used for carton sealing. Its products, including tape dispensers, case sealers, water-activated tape and many accessories, are sold and serviced in the United States, Canada and Mexico and in 20 countries worldwide. The company's systems are used whenever security, strength, efficiency, productivity and a professional image are an absolute must. For more information, please visit http://www.BetterPackages.com.

Better Packages, the Better Packages logo, Better Pack, BP Sealmaster and BP E-Z Pull Tab Tape are registered trademarks of Better Packages, Inc.

All other marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

© 2007 Better Packages, Inc. All rights reserved.

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