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Wood Based Adhesive May Lead To Biodegradable Tape

Wood Based Adhesive May Lead To Biodegradable Tape

Ongoing research at the University of Colorado-Boulder may someday lead to a safe, organic, biodegradable tape adhesive. Graphene, a material derived from wood, has proven to have very powerful adhesive qualities that may well lend themselves to the manufacture of adhesive backed tapes Graphene combines flexibility with adhesion, two very important characteristics for adhesives. You […]

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Enough Band Aids To Reach To The Moon and Back

Enough Band Aids To Reach To The Moon and Back

A Sarasota, FL company, Aso Corp., reports in the Herald-Tribune that they are currently producing more than two billion adhesive-backed tape bandages a year. Aso, a Japanese company, distributes their products through major retailers like Target, Wal-Mart and CVS. Click here to learn more about their Florida operation. Allabouttape.com is your source for information about […]

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Ready For Lunch?  How About A Tape Sandwich

Ready For Lunch? How About A Tape Sandwich

A piece of tape may look smooth and flat, but it is actually made up of a least four layers, bonded together to create something that when viewed from the side, under a microscope, looks like a sandwich. Most tapes consist of these layers: Backing Release coating Primer Adhesive Backings can be made from paper, […]

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Ice Tape-On The Freezing Edge!

Ice Tape-On The Freezing Edge!

This new tape is  intended as a first aid item, but on a hot July day, a new product from Fieldtex Products might be just what the doctor ordered. Ice Tape is designed to cool by evaporation.  It is a “self adhering” tape that can bring immediate relief from swelling by applying directly to an […]

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Time For A Raw Material Price Check

Time For A Raw Material Price Check

This site came into being as a response to a notification for a major gaffers tape manufacturer that they would implement a “downsizing”  of the standard size of a roll of this entertainment industry staple from 60 yards to 55 yards.  This, and at least three other price increases over the last 18 months were […]

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Tape Suppliers Begin Shipping 55 Yard Gaffers Tape Rolls

Tape Suppliers Begin Shipping 55 Yard Gaffers Tape Rolls

Following an announcement by major tape converter Pro Tapes and Specialties  that they would downsize the standard length of a roll of gaffers tape from 60 yards to 55 yards, tape distributors began shipping 55 yard rolls this week. Read more about this significant change here. Allabouttape.com is your source for information about the adhesive […]

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No Wonder The Cost of Duct Tape Is Up!

No Wonder The Cost of Duct Tape Is Up!

We’re always on the look out for ways to increase our knowledge about tape manufacturing, particularly when it comes to the raw materials that are used to make the different products we sell. Duct tape gets its “stickiness” (known in the industry as adhesion) from an adhesive made from natural rubber, the material that is […]

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How To “Talk Tape”

How To “Talk Tape”

Any serious discussion of adhesive-backed tape pretty quickly requires that you have a “tape vocabulary”.  There are lots of terms that have one meaning in general discussions and quite another when the subject matter is tape. Here are a few to get you started: Backing. Backing refers to the primary component of tape upon which […]

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All You Ever Wanted To Know About Duct  Tape

All You Ever Wanted To Know About Duct Tape

Here’s a great article about duct tape. Entries include history, design, raw materials and the manufacturing process. Thank you, Madehow.com, for separating myth from fact. Allabouttape.com is your source for information about the adhesive tape industry.  All the news about gaffers tape, safety tapes, duct tape, vinyl tapes and new developments in tape technology.  Share […]

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Surgical Tape-Here’s What Makes It Work

Surgical Tape-Here’s What Makes It Work

Surgical adhesive tapes may appear similar to other cloth tapes, but there are subtle differences in their manufacturing process that make them appropriate for a very delicate job. Use of rayon, silk or some other non-irritating (hypoallergenic) fiber for the tape backing is necessary to minimize skin irritation. The material also needs to be able […]

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