Sticky Is As Sticky Does

sticky tape from thetapeworks.comEver wonder why ¬†tape is sticky? ¬†Look at the adhesive side of tape closely, maybe with a magnifying glass, and you’ll discover that what looks smooth actually has a lots of bumps and ridges.

Those ridges contain air held in bubbles suspended in the adhesive that create suction when the tape is pressed onto another surface.

Not all tape adhesive work this way, but lots of them are based on this simple principle.

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