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.
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“WAT’s the Story: 100 Years of Excellence.”