Water Activated / Gum Tape Dispensers

We offer a wide variety of water-activated tape dispensers and gummed tape dispensers for all your packaging and shipping needs. We also stock the supplies needed to run your gummed paper tape dispenser.

Water-activated tape (WAT) can also be called gummed tape, gum tape, kraft tape or paper tape. It can offer a series of improvements over regular pressure sensitive tape:

  • Anti-pilferage – Water-activated tape is tamper-evident to prevent theft. Once the tape is removed from a carton, it cannot be resealed without clear evidence of tampering.
  • Security – This rugged tape can be applied in dusty, dirty, hot or cold environments and still be reliable.
  • Sustainability – Water-activated tape is fully recyclable.
  • Brand image – Electric gum tape dispensers can have the added feature of applying key information or branding to any package.

The gummed tape dispensers we offer are rugged and reliable in securing your packages. Our manual machines have 15 preset tape lengths that dispense as the operator pulls a lever. If you’re doing less than 100 cases per shift, we suggest using a manual machine.

If you’re sealing more than 100 cases per shift, we suggest using an electric machine. Electric gummed tape dispensers can operate at speeds of 45 inches of tape per second. They are meant for high volume, rapid shipping environments.

A water-activated tape dispenser from Hughes Enterprises will be accurate and dependable and eliminate downtime for your packaging processes. Talk to us at (609) 586-7200 or contact your Hughes sales representative to start optimizing your shipping operations today.

Manufacturers we stand behind

Hughes Enterprises offers water-activated tape dispensers from industry leaders, Better Packages, Inc. and McDonald Company Machines.

Your partners for packaging operations

Get unmatched maintenance and support for the lifetime of your packaging equipment with Hughes Enterprises.

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Manufacturers we stand behind

Hughes Enterprises offers water activated and gum tape dispensers from industry leaders, including Better Packages and McDonald. Contact us to learn more about our manufacturer partnerships.

We’re there when you need us

When downtime strikes on your packaging line, never wonder who to call to get operations back up and running. Hughes Enterprises offers 24/7 maintenance and support for the life of your water activated and gum tape dispensers.

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We partner with Hughes Enterprises for dependability and cost-savings. They are a team of dedicated, responsive, knowledgeable individuals who help to make my job as a Purchasing Agent flawless.
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Service in our industry is paramount and the service provided by Hughes has been outstanding; we are very fortunate to have a partner like Hughes Enterprises.
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Hughes has the expertise and knowledge to provide the proper equipment at a completive price. They listen to our needs and even travel thousands of miles to serve us to ensure we get the proper packaging equipment solutions and are always on site for start-up and “after the sale” support. They continue to exceed our expectations. This relationship has spanned well over a decade.
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We partner with Hughes Enterprises for dependability and cost-savings. They are a team of dedicated, responsive, knowledgeable individuals who help to make my job as a Purchasing Agent flawless.
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My first experience with Hughes Enterprises was in 2004. We had a challenging plant installation for a custom food processor and Hughes Enterprises was able to bring the right solutions to us and build in for potential growth. I have relied on Hughes Enterprises ever since for our packaging needs.
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