tape business

Tape Sizing- It’s Still A Mystery To Us

Tape Sizing- It’s Still A Mystery To Us

We’ve been selling tape for over twenty years, but are still as mystified by sizing as we were the day we started. Tape rolls are measured in standard lengths, with the most common size for gaffers tape (a cotton cloth tape) being 55 yards. The widths, on the other hand, are measured in metric measurements, […]

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Stable Commodity Prices Look Good For Tape Pricing

Stable Commodity Prices Look Good For Tape Pricing

Stable (and currently falling) prices for raw materials used in cloth tape manufacturing would seem to bode well for continuing price stability in that segment. The price on gaffers tape, the bellwether product in this category, has been unchanged since mid 2011 and stable cotton futures and falling oil prices will hopefully offset some of […]

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Ready For Tape School?  Head To South Carolina

Ready For Tape School? Head To South Carolina

We wrote a few days ago about the new Colorplast factory to be built in Rock Hill, SC.  It turns out that this European concern didn’t end up on South Carolina by accident. As part of its industrial recruiting plan, South Carolina is focusing on STEM education-thats “science, technology, engineering and mathematics. With a program […]

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Duck Dynasty-Meet Tape Dynasty

Duck Dynasty-Meet Tape Dynasty

Pro Tapes & Specialties is ushering in the fall hunting season with the introduction of a line of camouflage tape. Partnering with Kryptek, a maker of outdoor gear, the Pro Tapes version of camouflage duct tape has a matte finish to better blend in when maximum concealment is the goal. The tape is strong, hand […]

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Tape Means Jobs For This South Carolina Town

Tape Means Jobs For This South Carolina Town

German adhesive tape maker Coroplast is making a big investment in South Carolina. Coroplast Tape Corporation is planning a $12 million dollar production facility in Rock Hill, which will be their first American plant. When completed, the maker of tapes used in the auto industry will employ 150 workers.    

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Commodity Futures Bode Well For Tape Pricing

Commodity Futures Bode Well For Tape Pricing

Stable, or falling futures prices in the raw materials for tape manufacturing would seem to be a good indicator of price stability in the near term. Of particular interest is the oil market’s restrained response to potential problems in Syria. Cotton prices remain stable and flat over the last six months and natural gas continues […]

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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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“The Wheels On The Duck Go ‘Round and ‘Round, ‘Round and ‘Round

“The Wheels On The Duck Go ‘Round and ‘Round, ‘Round and ‘Round

Duck Brand duct tape is mounting a bus tour, “Rolls Across America”, to showcase their products. The green Duck Bus offers a chance to see their unique line of products and an opportunity to participate in “ducktivities”. You can see the bus and check the schedule at their Facebook page.  

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“Mils” At The Mill

“Mils” At The Mill

When comparing tape products made by competing manufacturers, one of the most useful specifications to look at side-by-side is the tape thickness. This number is usually presented in a measurement called a “mil”, short for millimeter, and it is equal to 1/1000 of an inch. While the difference of a single mil between competing products […]

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New Opening In The Tape Manufacturing Industry-One Roll At A Time!

New Opening In The Tape Manufacturing Industry-One Roll At A Time!

Now here’s a bit of a challenge or weekend project for you: Customizing an entire roll of duct tape. While it’s possible to order all kinds of colors and designs of duct tape, there are some people out there that want to put their name on more than just the inside roll of the tape. […]

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