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Self-amalgamating Tape-What Is That?

Self-amalgamating Tape-What Is That?

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 […]

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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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Can’t I Just Dunk Regular Electrical Tape In Tabasco Sauce?

Can’t I Just Dunk Regular Electrical Tape In Tabasco Sauce?

For reasons only rodents understand, mice seem to like to chew on wiring harnesses and insulation. Sensing an opportunity to exploit a new market, Honda (yes, that Honda!) has come out with a special tape called “Rodent Deterrent Tape”, a product that is intended to repel animals that might chew on your auto wiring. We […]

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Project Runway Winner Helps Launch “Stuck At Prom” Contest

Project Runway Winner Helps Launch “Stuck At Prom” Contest

Michelle Franklin, the 2011 Project Runway winner, joined with Duck Brand duct tape to launch this years “Stuck At Prom” contest. The contest, an annual event, awards scholarships to high school students who design and make prom wear from duct tape.  

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Duct Tape Solves Energy Crisis

Duct Tape Solves Energy Crisis

Molecular science uses the term “triboluninescence” to describe the phenomenon that causes blue light to be generated when two strips of ¬†duct tape, attached sticky side to sticky side are ripped apart. No word yet on how big a piece of tape you would need to be able to find your car keys in the […]

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It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s Super Tape!

It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s Super Tape!

Fiber Fix, the invention of a Brigham Young University student, is touted as being 100 hundred times stronger than duct tape, when it comes to making repairs. This tape product uses a water activated epoxy which can be wrapped around almost any shape to create a permanent repair. Inventor Spencer Quinn says his product the […]

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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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They Should Change Their Name From “Wired” To “Taped”

They Should Change Their Name From “Wired” To “Taped”

Wired Magazine¬†reports that an amateur hacker has been able to double the data download speed of a iPhone4 by applying black electrical tape to part of the metal band around the outside edge of the phone. Apparently, the tape insulates the phone from the hand of the user, something that has been reported to cause […]

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Duct Tape Floats Prizes Announced

Duct Tape Floats Prizes Announced

The annual Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival has announced the prizes for floats in this years parade. The range from $1000 for best of show down to $500 for most creative. It is free to enter most floats, but floats actually made of duct tape can pay a $40 entry fee and receive 60 rolls […]

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Microwave Brings Masking Tape Back From The Dead

Microwave Brings Masking Tape Back From The Dead

As masking tape ages on the roll, it tends to bond to itself in a manner that can make it difficult to get off the roll. If you want to bring your “dead” masking tape back to life, put it in the microwave for ten seconds. Allabouttape.com is your source for information about the adhesive […]

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