Somehow, the manufacturing and disposal of adhesive-backed tapes manages to continue to stay under the “green” radar. A product, that for the most part, is designed to be used once, discarded and then replaced with new tape is a great business model, but hardly one that recognizes the need for sustainability. There does seem to […]
Instead of having to use heavy (and expensive) aluminum tape for protecting parts during production, the aerospace industry is implementing a new tape product from BAE that could save millions of dollars. This new product is made from lightweight vinyl, not aluminum, and it has an adhesive that doesn’t leave any residue. Click here to […]
You guessed it! That common household product is tape-the thin cellophane tape most people call “scotch tape”. Researchers working at the Australian National University used the sticky tape to peel layers off of ever thinner crystals to reduce the thickness of the cells. Click here to learn more.
It turns out that the popular self-fusing silicone repair tape actually has a fancy name. Self amalgamating tape is what it is called. This non-sticky silicone rubber tape is activated by stretching and as it contracts it bonds to itself, creating a solid layer of fused vinyl. This makes it especially useful for electrical insulation […]
Whatech.com, an online business technology web site is predicting that the global pressure sensitve tape market will see a strong second half of 2015. The report specifically cites new eco-friendly and biodegradable adhesives as factors driving growth. You can read the report by clicking here.
It’s natural rubber adhesive from rubber trees that gives duct tape its stickiness. Most natural rubber comes from southeast Asia. There are significant environmental challenges in growing and harvesting natural rubber and there is also a constant challenge to keep the rubber tree crop free of disease and pests. Now scientists many have found a […]
In a bow to the real possibility that someone on the International Space Station will suffer a breakdown that will lead to a threat to themselves or others, NASA has revealed that material on the space station includes duct tape and bungee cords that might be needed to restrain someone. Even though astronauts go through […]
Instead of selling tape by the roll, Coutours RX has found a way to sell it by the inch. They are marketing a medical grade tape product designed to smooth wrinkles on your eyelids. The tiny strips of clear tape are applied using tweezers and are intended to be covered with makeup. A box of […]
Smartphone manufacturer LG has turned to double sided tape to create an almost bezel-free phone screen, thus increasing screen real estate without increasing the size of the device. The bezel is the surround (usually plastic) that holds the screen to the rest of the phone, and the wider the bezel, the less space available for […]
Kinesiology therapeutic tape is playing a big part in the World Cup and Lumos Inc., a Utah company, is right there in Brazil. They are the official supplier of this important product to the U.S. Soccer Federation and other international teams are using the product as well. Their KT Tape can be found on the […]