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We Never Thought That This One Would Last

We Never Thought That This One Would Last

Yesterday’s posting about “rebranding” a product in order to serve a new market reminded us of the first time we were exposed to this concept. We used to be located on Main Street in our town, so we got some walk in traffic, most of it related to local theatre companies and organizations affiliated with […]

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The “Raw Material” Argument is Rubbing Us Raw

The “Raw Material” Argument is Rubbing Us Raw

If you read my post yesterday, then perhaps you noted a bit of optimism. ¬†Hoping that a strong downturn in the cost of the raw materials used to make tape products would ease price pressures seemed like a bright light at the end of a year long tunnel. ¬†As a distributor of cloth tapes like […]

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Will Commodity Future Prices Make Any Difference?

Will Commodity Future Prices Make Any Difference?

Futures trading activities in the three raw materials that provide the most important components in tape manufacturing have all seen significant downturns in the last week. Cotton pricing (cotton is the primary backing material for cloth tapes), Oil (major component of adhesives and vinyl tape backing), and rubber (primary adhesive component in tapes using natural […]

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3M Brings “Green” To The Scotch Tape Market

3M Brings “Green” To The Scotch Tape Market

3M, the maker of the iconic Scotch brand of adhesive backed tapes is introducing a new green version of its “invisible tape. Scotch Magic Invisible Tape will now be offered in a version made of 75% recycled or renewable material and it will come in a refillable dispenser. 3M’s new version of this familiar product […]

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