Tape Sizing- It’s Still A Mystery To Us

Tape Sizing- It’s Still A Mystery To Us

We’ve been selling tape for over twenty years, but are still as mystified by sizing as we were the day we started. Tape rolls are measured in standard lengths, with the most common size for gaffers tape (a cotton cloth tape) being 55 yards. The widths, on the other hand, are measured in metric measurements, […]

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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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It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s Super Tape!

It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s Super Tape!

Fiber Fix, the invention of a Brigham Young University student, is touted as being 100 hundred times stronger than duct tape, when it comes to making repairs. This tape product uses a water activated epoxy which can be wrapped around almost any shape to create a permanent repair. Inventor Spencer Quinn says his product the […]

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Solid Growth Projected For Pressure Sensitive Adhesives Market

Solid Growth Projected For Pressure Sensitive Adhesives Market

Increased demand for pressure sensitive adhesives products (tape, lables, medical supplies, etc.), particularly in Asia has forecasters seeing growth to over $8 billion in sales by 2018. Click here and you can read more about where this growth is focused.  

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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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Neon Gaffers Tape Drives Interest In “Glow In The Dark” Gaming

Neon Gaffers Tape Drives Interest In “Glow In The Dark” Gaming

A new series of party games and entertainment are counting on neon gaffers tape to keep the games on the court. Taking advantage of the characteristic of this tape to glow under black light, live gaming companies are using gaffers tape to outline playing courts for games like Blacklight Volleyball. Click here and take a […]

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Commodity Futures Bode Well For Tape Pricing

Commodity Futures Bode Well For Tape Pricing

Stable, or falling futures prices in the raw materials for tape manufacturing would seem to be a good indicator of price stability in the near term. Of particular interest is the oil market’s restrained response to potential problems in Syria. Cotton prices remain stable and flat over the last six months and natural gas continues […]

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