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Want A Faster Computer?  Tape The Chips Together!

Want A Faster Computer? Tape The Chips Together!

Scientists working to join semiconductors needed to run super computers have long dealt with the problem of getting those specialized chips, called cuprates, to work well with the more common chips needed to complete computer operations. Rather than using complicated and expensive materials to merge the two types of chips, these researchers have learned that […]

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Duct Tape Gets Ready To Strut The World Stage

Duct Tape Gets Ready To Strut The World Stage

This is the week when any news about tape must take a back seat to the Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival. June 14 is the opening date for the world’s premier duct tape event and this year is shaping up to be one of the best ever. This is the tenth anniversary of the event […]

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New Tape Adhesive Gets Under Your Skin

New Tape Adhesive Gets Under Your Skin

A new adhesive under development uses the technique of a parasitic worm to stick better. The adhesive mimics the behavior of the Spiny Proboscis when it attaches to a host’s intestinal track. Using plastic micro-spines that become soft when wet, the bandage is able to lock itself to the skin when skin moisture activates the […]

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Duct Tape Makes The Big Time

Duct Tape Makes The Big Time

It’s been a running joke around our shop for years that we should go to the local mall and open up a tape store. It appears, that, at least in New York City, it isn’t a joke. Duck brand duct tape has actually opened a store in midtown Manhattan. Located at 1411 Broadway, the Duck […]

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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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Henkel Introduces Transparent Adhesive To Euro Market

Henkel Introduces Transparent Adhesive To Euro Market

Henkel has chosen this week’s ICE expo in Munich to introduce a new water based acrylic adhesive that is transparent. Aquence PS6025 is intended for adhering transparent films to clear surfaces made of glass or plastic, allowing a bond that stays clear, even when wet. Look for this new product to appear soon in label […]

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Tenacious Tapes Stick Downunder

Tenacious Tapes Stick Downunder

Tenacious Tapes has developed A220 gaffers tape for the Australian entertainment production market. Although it is made in the U.S., this tape has a more aggressive adhesive than most gaffers tape, made with a firmer adhesive laminated in a thicker coat. You can read more by clicking here. Allabouttape.com is your source for information about […]

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Duct Tape Headed For The Cat Walk

Duct Tape Headed For The Cat Walk

Tonight’s episode of Project Runway,  the hit fashion series on Lifetime, will feature duct tape. This year’s contestants will be challenged by series host Tim Gunn to create “ready to wear” fashions from printed duct tape. This week’s show airs March 7 at 9:00 PM. Allabouttape.com is your source for information about the adhesive tape […]

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Geckskin Named A Top Science Breakthrough For 2012

Geckskin Named A Top Science Breakthrough For 2012

CNN has named the reusable adhesive Geckskin as a top science breakthrough on its list for 2012. This super-strong adhesive being developed at the University of Mass-Amherst has the potential to create reusable tape and other adhesive products. It mimics the suction cup-like pads on the feet of the gecko lizard to create a dry […]

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The Call It “Painting” But They Should Call It “Taping”

The Call It “Painting” But They Should Call It “Taping”

Professionals who do quality painting, whether in a house, on a car, or in the studio, know that the quality of the prep work is the most important part of getting great results. Actually applying paint usually goes really fast, but if the prep work preceding it is not done properly,  your final product is […]

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