tape business

Is There Room for “Green” In Tape Manufacturing?

Is There Room for “Green” In Tape Manufacturing?

Somehow, the manufacturing and disposal of adhesive-backed tapes manages to continue to stay under the “green” radar.  A product, that for the most part, is designed to be used once, discarded and then replaced with new tape is a great business model, but hardly one that recognizes the need for sustainability. There does seem to […]

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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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Enough Tape To Cover The Earth?

Enough Tape To Cover The Earth?

Demand for pressure sensitive tape continues to grow, and is now projected to exceed 50 billion square meters by 2018. Enough to cover the earth? Not quite. The earth’s surface is estimated to be 510 million square kilometers. Still, that is a lot of tape!  

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German Tape Making Jobs Head To New Mexico

German Tape Making Jobs Head To New Mexico

European tape maker Certo Plast is setting up shop in Las Cruces, New Mexico and will bring 100 jobs to the community. Certo Plast hopes that proximity to the border will make exports of their products to Mexico easier. The company is receiving $150,000.00 in state and local incentives to facilitate the move. Read more […]

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How Big Rolls Become Small Rolls-The Tape Converting Process

How Big Rolls Become Small Rolls-The Tape Converting Process

Pro Tapes and Specialties, the maker of Pro Gaffer gaffers tape (and lots of other tape products) operates a tape conversion facility in North Brunswick New Jersey. This is where large rolls of tape, called “jumbos”, are converted into all the useful sizes that you use every day. Click here for a video about the […]

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Pro Tapes Announces Promotion

Pro Tapes Announces Promotion

Pro Tapes and Specialties, a tape converter and manufacturer located in North Brunswick, NJ, has announced the promotion of long time employee Dennis Mirabella to the position of Director of their Arts and Entertainment business unit. Mirabella, who has been with the company for 32 years, will now oversee Pro Tapes international network of dealers […]

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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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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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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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Love Tape?  Time To Move To Ohio

Love Tape? Time To Move To Ohio

Avon, OH continues on its quest to become the center of the tape universe. This city of just over 20,000 has for years played host to the annual Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival, temporarily swelling the towns size by adding 40,000 festival attendees who come there to celebrate all things duct tape. Now Avon has […]

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