Water Activated Tape

What is WAT?

Water activated tape (often abbreviated as WAT) offers excellent adhesion even on recycled corrugated boxes or in dusty environments.  It performs well in extreme temperatures and can be custom printed for additional branding opportunities. 


Explore tape options below or contact Crown Packaging for assistance in choosing the right tape for your business.  

Heavy Duty Water ACtivated TApe

Medium Duty Water Activated Tape

Light Duty Water Activated Tape

Reinforced Wat

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Water-Activated Tape (WAT) | AVailable from Crown Packaging

When you need WAT (Water-Activated Tape) for packaging or shipping, Crown Packaging has you covered with high quality tapes from leading manufacturers including IPG.

What is WAT Tape?

Water-activated tape (WAT), which is also known as gummed paper tape, is a tape with a Kraft paper backing and a water-based adhesive.  



When to use WAter-activated Tape (WAT)

Water-activated tape (gummed paper tape, gum tape, kraft paper tape) bonds instantly to both virgin and recycled fiber surfaces and therefore, generates an immediate destructive bond resulting in a tamper evident package. 


We offer paper tape is offered in both fiberglass reinforced and plain paper with many styles available in standard prints or customized prints to display your corporate message.

Benefits of Water-Activated Tape


Strong Bond:  our starch based adhesive aggressively bonds to corrugated cartons, even in dusty or dirty environments


Custom Printing and Branding: advertise your company and products, provide directions for freight handlers and improve the appearance of your package 


High Performance in Most Environments: not affected by extreme hot or cold temperatures


Excellent Protection: a carton sealed with water-activated tape can’t be opened without leaving a broken seal  



Using Water-Activated Tape to Seal a Box

Learn how to apply WAT using a tabletop tape dispenser.