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Just What Is “Dance Floor Tape”

Just What Is “Dance Floor Tape”

If you know much about tape,  you are aware that there are lots more names for tape than actual tapes that exist. This is particularly true for a product known generically as “dance floor tape“. This name was derived from the use of portable dance floors, primarily used for ballet and modern dance, that are […]

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They Do Know Recording Is No Longer Done On Tape, Right?

They Do Know Recording Is No Longer Done On Tape, Right?

Musician Josh Grier, the leader of the band Tapes ‘N Tapes,  makes sure that the tour van is equipped with lots of tape (the sticky kind) before hitting the road. The band name was born from a session of recording songs on tape, but now it’s duct tape, scotch tape and colored gaffers tape that […]

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Ready For Lunch?  How About A Tape Sandwich

Ready For Lunch? How About A Tape Sandwich

A piece of tape may look smooth and flat, but it is actually made up of a least four layers, bonded together to create something that when viewed from the side, under a microscope, looks like a sandwich. Most tapes consist of these layers: Backing Release coating Primer Adhesive Backings can be made from paper, […]

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Packing Tape By Any Other Name

Packing Tape By Any Other Name

Anybody know why the Chinese call carton sealing tape “Bopp Tape“? Six free rolls for the best answer.  Click here to submit your entry. Allabouttape.com is your source for information about the adhesive tape industry.  All the news about gaffers tape, safety tapes, duct tape, vinyl tapes and new developments in tape technology.  Share your […]

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3M Offers Alternative To Conventional Duct Tape

3M Offers Alternative To Conventional Duct Tape

3M 3903 vinyl duct tape is an all vinyl (no cloth reinforcing fibers) alternative to what is normally considered duct tape.  The 3M product is an embossed vinyl film offered in seven colors. It uses the same adhesive (natural rubber) as standard duct tape and can be hand torn. It is considered an economy grade […]

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Silicone Sealing Tape-Does It Work?

Silicone Sealing Tape-Does It Work?

I’ve been fascinated by a product called silicone sealing tape since I first came across it several years ago at a boat show. It is branded under lots of names including “Atomic Tape”, “Rescue Tape”, “Tommy Tape”, “Stretch & Seal” and lots of others. In theory, it creates a bond not with adhesive, but simply […]

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Last Week-Light Tape     This Week-Dark Tape

Last Week-Light Tape This Week-Dark Tape

My posting on light tape last week was about a high tech way of providing “glow in the dark” tape capabilities that never required recharging of the tape. Light Dims is a product that strives to do just the opposite and in an extremly low tech way.  The proliferation of LED indicator lights means that […]

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Light Tape Takes Glow Tape To The Next Level

Light Tape Takes Glow Tape To The Next Level

Light Tape,  a product from Electro-Lumix Lighting Corp. has created a tape product that looks and handles like glow tape, but has an actual electric component that means it does not have to be periodically recharged by radiant light in order to continue to provide photo luminesence. Combining a product that can be cut, tent […]

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Pro Tapes Releases Improved Version of Pro-Glow Tape

Pro Tapes Releases Improved Version of Pro-Glow Tape

Pro Tapes & Specialties, a tape converter in North Brunswick, NJ has released an new and improved version of their “glow in the dark” vinyl tape. This new version of a product that has been a staple of their arts and entertainment line of specialty tapes now is capable of providing luminance for up to […]

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OSHA Safety Tapes Bring Safety To The Work Place

OSHA Safety Tapes Bring Safety To The Work Place

OSHA (The Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has developed a color coding system to help workers identify dangers in the work place.  In response, tape manufacturers have developed adhesive backed tapes that can be used to clearly mark these hazards. Here is a brief explanation of what these various colors mean. Red Identify fire equipment […]

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