adhesives

New Masking System For Aero Manufacturing Could Save Millions

New Masking System For Aero Manufacturing Could Save Millions

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 […]

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Common Household Product Aids In Making Ultra Thin Solar Cells

Common Household Product Aids In Making Ultra Thin Solar Cells

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.  

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Next Four Years Forecast To Be Strong Growth Year For Adhesive Tape Market

Next Four Years Forecast To Be Strong Growth Year For Adhesive Tape Market

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.  

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Droopy Eyelids Got You Down?  Tape ‘Em!

Droopy Eyelids Got You Down? Tape ‘Em!

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 […]

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Enough Tape To Cover The Earth?

Enough Tape To Cover The Earth?

Demand for pressure sensitive tape continues to grow, and is now projected to exceed 50 billion square meters by 2018. Enough to cover the earth? Not quite. The earth’s surface is estimated to be 510 million square kilometers. Still, that is a lot of tape!  

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Pro Tapes Announces Promotion

Pro Tapes Announces Promotion

Pro Tapes and Specialties, a tape converter and manufacturer located in North Brunswick, NJ, has announced the promotion of long time employee Dennis Mirabella to the position of Director of their Arts and Entertainment business unit. Mirabella, who has been with the company for 32 years, will now oversee Pro Tapes international network of dealers […]

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Tape Term Of The Day:  “Creped”

Tape Term Of The Day: “Creped”

The secret to the performance of good masking tape is a property called “creping”. A “creped” tape has minute irregular folds in the tape that allow it to be stretched as it is applied. By stretching the tape, its adhesion to a surface is improved, allowing it to reject things like flowing tape. In order […]

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Will Gecko Tape Ever Happen

Will Gecko Tape Ever Happen

Development of a product known as gecko tape has been kicking around for years, and apparently engineers continue to think that this product has potential. It is based on the ability of the gecko to be able to attach itself temporarily to vertical surfaces with a sort of “reusable adhesive” that let it defy gravity. […]

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Environmentally Conscious Tape Buyers Endorse RTMP

Environmentally Conscious Tape Buyers Endorse RTMP

Tape manufacturers and buyers have endorsed the Responsible Tape Manufacturer Program from the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council as a way to find suppliers that invest in responsible manufacturing processes. This program is designed to recognize good manufacturing practices and pass that information on to customers. Click here for more information.  

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Stable Commodity Prices Look Good For Tape Pricing

Stable Commodity Prices Look Good For Tape Pricing

Stable (and currently falling) prices for raw materials used in cloth tape manufacturing would seem to bode well for continuing price stability in that segment. The price on gaffers tape, the bellwether product in this category, has been unchanged since mid 2011 and stable cotton futures and falling oil prices will hopefully offset some of […]

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