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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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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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Henkel Opens Worlds Biggest Adhesive Production Facility

Henkel Opens Worlds Biggest Adhesive Production Facility

Rising demand for adhesive products in the Asian Pacific region has led one of the world’s leading tape manufacturers to open a huge adhesive production plant in China. The plant came online in September and is expected to produce almost a half million metric tons of adhesives annually, once fully operational. Henkel’s tape brands include […]

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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. ┬áIt 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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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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“Stuck At The Prom” Contest Winners Announced

“Stuck At The Prom” Contest Winners Announced

The winners of this year’s “Stuck At The Prom” contest for making prom wear from duct tape are from the Atlanta area. Caden Kluge and Ashton Woolen of Sequoyah High School earned $5000.00 scholarships for themselves and another $5000.00 for the school. They used 120 rolls of duct tape to make their creations. The contest […]

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