Why They Call It “100 Miles An Hour” Tape

There are lots of stories and legends tied to the development of duct tape100 mph duct tape from thetapeworks.com.  This is one of our favorites.

During World War Two, the military asked Johnson & Johnson to deveop a product that would seal ammunition canisters and keep moisture out.

The product that J&J came up with turned out to have thousands of applications for soldiers in the field in addition to the one it was developed for.

GI’s liked to say that duct tape was so strong that it would keep a jeep ┬átogether when it was travelling at 100 mph!

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