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Substrates, Carriers and Backings

In this article I’m going to focus on the film, foil, fabric or paper portion of the tape to provide a better understanding of why so many different types of materials are used. I’ll start by defining some common terms.

Be Your Customer’s Problem Solver

I'm in the Specialty Pressure-Sensitive Tape business and people call me all the time for advice and guidance on how to solve their application challenges with tape. I speak with people from a wide variety of industries, so problems and applications vary greatly. In...

Noise Vibration and Harshness

Everyone wants a quiet ride, so noise control is a must in the automotive industry. Noise vibration and harshness, or NVH, is a term used to describe sounds such as squeaks, rattles and other noises associated with mechanical devices. The term is used extensively in...

What is a “Specialty” Tape?

There are so many types of adhesive tapes that it's hard to keep track! Most of the tapes on the market are designed to fulfill the needs of a specific application or market segment. For example, carton sealing tapes serve packaging needs, office tapes are sold to the...