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New Version Of TheTapeworks.com Debuts Today

New Version Of TheTapeworks.com Debuts Today

TheTapeworks.com, an online provider of tape products from multipl manufacturers, dates back to the 1990’s and some of the earliest e-commerce sites. Today, TheTapeworks.com debuts a brand new version of the site, easier to navigate, more products and options, and tape prices that have remained unchanged since 2011. Check them out by clicking here.   […]

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So Much For “Hands Free” Tearing

So Much For “Hands Free” Tearing

One of the most useful features of duct tape and other cloth based tapes, at least in conventional uses, is its hand tearability. No tools needed. The development of duct tape and gaffers tape as crafting products has changed that, and one of the world’s best known tape makers is teaming up with a giant […]

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Falling Cotton Futures Bode Well For Cloth Tape Prices

Falling Cotton Futures Bode Well For Cloth Tape Prices

Cotton future prices have continued to fall since the beginning of the year and that bodes well for the buyers of cloth tapes like gaffers tape. Falling US exports, coupled with expectation that American farmers would increase their 2014 plantings in cotton have trimmed the commodity price from its late 2013 highs. Cotton is the […]

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Tape Sizing- It’s Still A Mystery To Us

Tape Sizing- It’s Still A Mystery To Us

We’ve been selling tape for over twenty years, but are still as mystified by sizing as we were the day we started. Tape rolls are measured in standard lengths, with the most common size for gaffers tape (a cotton cloth tape) being 55 yards. The widths, on the other hand, are measured in metric measurements, […]

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Commodity Futures Bode Well For Tape Pricing

Commodity Futures Bode Well For Tape Pricing

Stable, or falling futures prices in the raw materials for tape manufacturing would seem to be a good indicator of price stability in the near term. Of particular interest is the oil market’s restrained response to potential problems in Syria. Cotton prices remain stable and flat over the last six months and natural gas continues […]

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“Stuck At The Prom” Contest Winners Announced

“Stuck At The Prom” Contest Winners Announced

The winners of this year’s “Stuck At The Prom” contest for making prom wear from duct tape are from the Atlanta area. Caden Kluge and Ashton Woolen of Sequoyah High School earned $5000.00 scholarships for themselves and another $5000.00 for the school. They used 120 rolls of duct tape to make their creations. The contest […]

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Grow Gaffers Tape From Seeds-Here’s How It’s Done

Grow Gaffers Tape From Seeds-Here’s How It’s Done

Gaffers tape starts with cotton. ¬†Woven cotton cloth is the backing, and growing cotton is a fascinating story. NPR’s Planet Money podcast is doing a series that focuses on the cotton growing process. You can listen if you click here. Allabouttape.com is your source for information about the adhesive tape industry. All the news about […]

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Is Gaffers Tape “Beneath You”?  It Might Be If You Ride A Bus

Is Gaffers Tape “Beneath You”? It Might Be If You Ride A Bus

Our primary customer base for adhesive backed cloth tapes is in entertainment and audio visual production. ¬†Gaffers tape is used to tape down cables, make repairs, hold things temporarily in place and a thousand other things in theatres, conference rooms and on video and film sets. A recent order from a new customer presented us […]

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Tenacious Tapes Stick Downunder

Tenacious Tapes Stick Downunder

Tenacious Tapes has developed A220 gaffers tape for the Australian entertainment production market. Although it is made in the U.S., this tape has a more aggressive adhesive than most gaffers tape, made with a firmer adhesive laminated in a thicker coat. You can read more by clicking here. Allabouttape.com is your source for information about […]

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Tape Is Tape, Right?

Tape Is Tape, Right?

Sitting across from me in my office is a stack of nine rolls of black gaffers tape. From six feet away, they all look identical, but every roll has minor differences that impact its performance and its price. If you are a gaffers tape buyer or user and are curious about the minor differences from […]

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