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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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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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Is Glow Tape Going Organic?

Is Glow Tape Going Organic?

An article from one of our favorite blogs, gizmag.com, featured a glow in the dark ice cream that used a protein from jelly fish to make the frozen treat glow in the dark. It got us wondering if this same technology might be applied to the process used to make glow tape. Click here to […]

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Don’t “Stick It” To The Environment.  Use Tape From A PSTC Responsible Manufacturer

Don’t “Stick It” To The Environment. Use Tape From A PSTC Responsible Manufacturer

Tape manufacturers who are represented by the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council(PSTC) have come together to create the Responsible Tape Manufacturer (RTM) program. Manufacturers who are in this program are certifying that their products comply with three critical areas of concern to tape users and the general public. 1. Their manufacturing processes are environmentally sensitive and […]

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3M To Introduce New Tapes For Sign Industry

3M To Introduce New Tapes For Sign Industry

3M is set to introduce some new adhesive and tape solutions at the International Sign Expo in Las Vegas this week. These new products are based on low odor acrylic adhesives that are safer for workers and are designed to replace mechanical fasteners. By no longer requiring the holes that are needed to use mechanical […]

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New Tape Adhesives Sound Fishy To Us

New Tape Adhesives Sound Fishy To Us

We’ve followed the development of adhesives that use the concept of the holding power of the gecko lizard for awhile. ┬áIt’s exciting and holds great potential for developing new tapes. Now, there appears to be some parallel development using another “natural” concept, this one based on a fish called the hitch. The hitch, also known […]

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Synthetic Oils May Help Hold Down Tape Adhesive Prices

Synthetic Oils May Help Hold Down Tape Adhesive Prices

Among the class of tape adhesives most valued for a number of characteristics, synthetic rubber, made from oil, is at the top of the list. A new product called Solazyme, which takes advantage of genetic engineering to create a “green product” with may of the same characteristics as petroleum, may help take some of the […]

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