Supertape From Down Under

Supertape From Down Under

Tenacious Tape, an Australian company, has introduced K969, which it calls a “super” gaffers tape. It is made from a cloth backing 75% thicker than most gaffers tape, but is still promoted as “easy tear”. Currently available only in black, this tape has a black adhesive and a matte finish. Our question: Does it unroll […]

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Pro Tapes Announces Promotion

Pro Tapes Announces Promotion

Pro Tapes and Specialties, a tape converter and manufacturer located in North Brunswick, NJ, has announced the promotion of long time employee Dennis Mirabella to the position of Director of their Arts and Entertainment business unit. Mirabella, who has been with the company for 32 years, will now oversee Pro Tapes international network of dealers […]

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Can’t I Just Dunk Regular Electrical Tape In Tabasco Sauce?

Can’t I Just Dunk Regular Electrical Tape In Tabasco Sauce?

For reasons only rodents understand, mice seem to like to chew on wiring harnesses and insulation. Sensing an opportunity to exploit a new market, Honda (yes, that Honda!) has come out with a special tape called “Rodent Deterrent Tape”, a product that is intended to repel animals that might chew on your auto wiring. We […]

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Tape Term Of The Day:  “Creped”

Tape Term Of The Day: “Creped”

The secret to the performance of good masking tape is a property called “creping”. A “creped” tape has minute irregular folds in the tape that allow it to be stretched as it is applied. By stretching the tape, its adhesion to a surface is improved, allowing it to reject things like flowing tape. In order […]

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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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