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LG Uses Tape To Increase Screen Size On Smartphones

LG Uses Tape To Increase Screen Size On Smartphones

Smartphone manufacturer LG has turned to double sided tape to create an almost bezel-free phone screen, thus increasing screen real estate without increasing the size of the device. The bezel is the surround (usually plastic) that holds the screen to the rest of the phone, and the wider the bezel, the less space available for […]

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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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Why Is Electrical Tape Black?  Blame It On The Sun

Why Is Electrical Tape Black? Blame It On The Sun

While electrical tape comes in a rainbow of colors, the most common, by far, is black. Black vinyl tape is used world wide by electrical and maintenance workers for insulating cable and electrical connections. The primary reason that black is the most common color is that black vinyl tape can be made more resistant to […]

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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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Newly Designed Web Site Helps You Find The Tape You Need

Newly Designed Web Site Helps You Find The Tape You Need

The newly designed Shurtape.com  helps craftsmen and technicians find just the right product to get the job done. The entry portal to the web site features a “Find your tape” function that quickly leads you to the products that are designed for your job and includes a handy comparison chart generator that lets you see the […]

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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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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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Make A Duct Tape Carrier With Duct Tape

Make A Duct Tape Carrier With Duct Tape

In an article titled “Five Unusual Things To Make With Duct Tape”, Popular Mechanics includes how to construct a tool box with the sticky stuff. Here’s a picture. You’ll need this to make it. When you’re done, you can fill it up with this.   Allabouttape.com is your source for information about the adhesive tape […]

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New Doublefaced Tapes Help Prevent “Wardrobe Malfunctions”

New Doublefaced Tapes Help Prevent “Wardrobe Malfunctions”

We’ve just come through a particularly “revelaing” red carpet season, and as the awards show events wind down, it’s probably time to address the unintended wardrobe malfunctions that the press feed on. While there is no point in addressing the JLo version of fashion, where the celebrity actively flaunts wardrobe “suggestions”, other celebs who actually […]

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