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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Tape That Mimics Rose Is Sticky Without The Thorns

Tape That Mimics Rose Is Sticky Without The Thorns

A new development in nano materials has led to a tape film that causes water droplets to bead, much like they do on a rose petal. The film can continue to hold the beaded water droplets even when turned upside down.  It uses a property known as “rasberry prticles” to cause water to adhere to […]

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Don’t “Stick It” To The Environment.  Use Tape From A PSTC Responsible Manufacturer

Don’t “Stick It” To The Environment. Use Tape From A PSTC Responsible Manufacturer

Tape manufacturers who are represented by the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council(PSTC) have come together to create the Responsible Tape Manufacturer (RTM) program. Manufacturers who are in this program are certifying that their products comply with three critical areas of concern to tape users and the general public. 1. Their manufacturing processes are environmentally sensitive and […]

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“The Wheels On The Duck Go ‘Round and ‘Round, ‘Round and ‘Round

“The Wheels On The Duck Go ‘Round and ‘Round, ‘Round and ‘Round

Duck Brand duct tape is mounting a bus tour, “Rolls Across America”, to showcase their products. The green Duck Bus offers a chance to see their unique line of products and an opportunity to participate in “ducktivities”. You can see the bus and check the schedule at their Facebook page.  

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“Mils” At The Mill

“Mils” At The Mill

When comparing tape products made by competing manufacturers, one of the most useful specifications to look at side-by-side is the tape thickness. This number is usually presented in a measurement called a “mil”, short for millimeter, and it is equal to 1/1000 of an inch. While the difference of a single mil between competing products […]

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“Stuck At The Prom” Contest Winners Announced

“Stuck At The Prom” Contest Winners Announced

The winners of this year’s “Stuck At The Prom” contest for making prom wear from duct tape are from the Atlanta area. Caden Kluge and Ashton Woolen of Sequoyah High School earned $5000.00 scholarships for themselves and another $5000.00 for the school. They used 120 rolls of duct tape to make their creations. The contest […]

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New Opening In The Tape Manufacturing Industry-One Roll At A Time!

New Opening In The Tape Manufacturing Industry-One Roll At A Time!

Now here’s a bit of a challenge or weekend project for you: Customizing an entire roll of duct tape. While it’s possible to order all kinds of colors and designs of duct tape, there are some people out there that want to put their name on more than just the inside roll of the tape. […]

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Want A Faster Computer?  Tape The Chips Together!

Want A Faster Computer? Tape The Chips Together!

Scientists working to join semiconductors needed to run super computers have long dealt with the problem of getting those specialized chips, called cuprates, to work well with the more common chips needed to complete computer operations. Rather than using complicated and expensive materials to merge the two types of chips, these researchers have learned that […]

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Gaffers Tape AKA’s

Gaffers Tape AKA’s

Gaffers tape is known as the “King of Tapes” but it also has some other nicknames. Here are the ones we know.

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New Tape Intended For Building Prefab Houses

New Tape Intended For Building Prefab Houses

We have been a proponent of using tape for fabricating temporary shelter for a long time (hexayurtape.com) but a new product  in development at the Franhofer Institute for Wood Research is really upping the game. They have designed a quick setting adhesive tape intended for permanent bonding of the components of prefabricated houses.  The tape […]

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