Author: Kelly Patrick

Where is tape used in manufacturing?

Have you ever considered just how many functions tape can serve in a manufacturing facility? From packaging goods for transport to marking danger zones on the production floor, there are tons of roles that tape can play in industrial settings. Just take a look!   Find a tape solution for your application at...

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What is “laminated” duct tape?

Last month, we explained the unique construction of co-extruded duct tapes. Today, we are going to discuss the traditional method of duct tape construction: lamination. Duct tapes have been made using the process of lamination for decades, and the process is still the most common method for manufacturing duct tape today. Lamination involves the continuous combination of film, cloth and adhesive in layers that are bonded together on top of each other to produce the finished product. The multi-step process consists of constructing the backing, cloth carrier, and adhesive separately and then laminating the layers together in a high-pressure...

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What is the proper way to apply gaffer’s tape?

In the arts and entertainment industries, gaffer’s tape is often used to tape down cables to floors as a safety precaution to prevent people from tripping over them. But did you know there is a right way and a wrong way (or several wrong ways!) to apply gaffer’s tape? Using the wrong method of application not only lead to tape failure, but increases the potential risk of injury. Can you guess which of these three common methods is the best one? Method A: Single Parallel Strip This method is as simple as it sounds – gather your cable or...

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What is “co-extruded” duct tape?

Not all duct tapes are made the same – besides different colors, lengths and widths, duct tapes can be constructed differently from the inside out by manufacturers. There are two methods by which duct tapes can be made – lamination and co-extrusion. In the past, lamination was the only known method for making duct tape, but today, new innovative technology has been embraced by a few tape manufacturers that allows them to make duct tape through the process of co-extrusion. Co-extruded duct tape is made using a process that bonds the three layers of the tape – polyethylene backing,...

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