Will Gecko Tape Ever Happen

Will Gecko Tape Ever Happen

Development of a product known as gecko tape has been kicking around for years, and apparently engineers continue to think that this product has potential. It is based on the ability of the gecko to be able to attach itself temporarily to vertical surfaces with a sort of “reusable adhesive” that let it defy gravity. […]

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Why Is Electrical Tape Black?  Blame It On The Sun

Why Is Electrical Tape Black? Blame It On The Sun

While electrical tape comes in a rainbow of colors, the most common, by far, is black. Black vinyl tape is used world wide by electrical and maintenance workers for insulating cable and electrical connections. The primary reason that black is the most common color is that black vinyl tape can be made more resistant to […]

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Project Runway Winner Helps Launch “Stuck At Prom” Contest

Project Runway Winner Helps Launch “Stuck At Prom” Contest

Michelle Franklin, the 2011 Project Runway winner, joined with Duck Brand duct tape to launch this years “Stuck At Prom” contest. The contest, an annual event, awards scholarships to high school students who design and make prom wear from duct tape.  

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Newly Designed Web Site Helps You Find The Tape You Need

Newly Designed Web Site Helps You Find The Tape You Need

The newly designed Shurtape.com  helps craftsmen and technicians find just the right product to get the job done. The entry portal to the web site features a “Find your tape” function that quickly leads you to the products that are designed for your job and includes a handy comparison chart generator that lets you see the […]

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Surgical Glue May Lead To New Tape Advances

Surgical Glue May Lead To New Tape Advances

A glue so strong that it will seal a surgical incision in a child’s beating heart could lead to major advances in tape adhesives. The glue was developed by Dr. Pedro del Nido, a surgeeon at Boston Childrens’ Hospital to aid in heart surgery and it is able to bond even in the presence of […]

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Environmentally Conscious Tape Buyers Endorse RTMP

Environmentally Conscious Tape Buyers Endorse RTMP

Tape manufacturers and buyers have endorsed the Responsible Tape Manufacturer Program from the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council as a way to find suppliers that invest in responsible manufacturing processes. This program is designed to recognize good manufacturing practices and pass that information on to customers. Click here for more information.  

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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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Duct Tape Solves Energy Crisis

Duct Tape Solves Energy Crisis

Molecular science uses the term “triboluninescence” to describe the phenomenon that causes blue light to be generated when two strips of  duct tape, attached sticky side to sticky side are ripped apart. No word yet on how big a piece of tape you would need to be able to find your car keys in the […]

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Love Tape?  Time To Move To Ohio

Love Tape? Time To Move To Ohio

Avon, OH continues on its quest to become the center of the tape universe. This city of just over 20,000 has for years played host to the annual Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival, temporarily swelling the towns size by adding 40,000 festival attendees who come there to celebrate all things duct tape. Now Avon has […]

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Is Glow Tape Going Organic?

Is Glow Tape Going Organic?

An article from one of our favorite blogs, gizmag.com, featured a glow in the dark ice cream that used a protein from jelly fish to make the frozen treat glow in the dark. It got us wondering if this same technology might be applied to the process used to make glow tape. Click here to […]

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