Compostable Tape?We Love That Idea

Compostable Tape?We Love That Idea

堕落新娘As a business model, selling a product that must be purchased over and over because it can’t be reused is a good one. Tape is a great example. Environmentally, it is something of a disaster. All of that tape used to temporarily hold down cables is going to end up in the trash, usually after […]

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MIT Scientists Turn To Spiders For New Tape Technology

MIT Scientists Turn To Spiders For New Tape Technology

Getting a bandage to adhere to a still-wet wound can be all but impossible. Since the healing process generates moisture, this problem can be ongoing for a long, long time. Trying to keep a healing wound clean can add to the problem. Spider webs have the ability to absorb moisture from the insects they trap, […]

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Does “E-Bandage” Have Applications For Other Kinds Of Tape

Does “E-Bandage” Have Applications For Other Kinds Of Tape

Chemical engineers have developed a new type of bandage that is intended to promote healing, especially in challenging issues regarding chronic injuries. Knowing that electrical stimulation can promote healing, these engineers have developed a bandage that can generate a small amount electrical stimulation without an outside power source. The base material for the E-Bandage can […]

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Added Oil Capacity Should Have Positive Impact On Gaffers Tape Pricing

Added Oil Capacity Should Have Positive Impact On Gaffers Tape Pricing

This week’s resolution of a long running feud between Kuwait and Saudia Arabia should have a positive impact on the price of the synthetic rubber adhesive that is used to make gaffers tape. These two major oil producing states have entered into an agreement that will mean that an additional 500,000 barrels of oil will […]

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I Could Have Done That (But I Wouldn’t Have!)

I Could Have Done That (But I Wouldn’t Have!)

A somewhat stunned art world was amazed (amused?) to see a banana duct taped to a wall called art and given a valuation of $150,000 by Art Basel Miami. Clearly the artist, Maurizio Cattelan, was in on the joke, since the piece was named “Comedian”. Apparently another South Florida performance artist was also in on […]

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How Did We Miss This Occasion?

How Did We Miss This Occasion?

We must have been really busy in August, because apparently we missed the birthday celebration for gaffers tape. Gaffers tape was invented by cinematographer Ross Lowell in 1959, changing how cables were managed forever and giving a new meaning to the term “gaffer”. Lowell, who won an Academy Award for Technical Achievement in 1980 for […]

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Duct Tape Bathing Suits?Maybe Not!

Duct Tape Bathing Suits?Maybe Not!

Apparently, in Australia, bathing suits made from metallic tape are now a “thing”. These aren’t suits made of tape so much as they are strips of tape strategically placed in order to substitute for what a conventional suit covers and does not cover. It is a sort of “wear it once” idea and is clearly […]

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Tape University Scholarship ApplicationsBeing Accepted

Tape University Scholarship ApplicationsBeing Accepted

Shurtape, the host of Tape University, is offering two scholarships for students interested in pursuing careers in the building and construction industries. Applications can be submitted online and the process for qualifying is simple. Winners will be awarded a cash scholarship of $2500. In order to qualify there are several education-oriented pre-requisites. Applications must be […]

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Volleyball On A Basketball Court?You’ll Need This

Volleyball On A Basketball Court?You’ll Need This

It is a fact of life that most colleges, even major universities, do not have separate facilities for women’s basketball and volleyball. Sharing of gym and arena floors mean that one sport gets to have their boundaries painted on the floor and the other sport has to temporarily outline the floor for every match. Paper […]

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Buying A New Mustang?Make Sure You Get This 29? Option

Buying A New Mustang?Make Sure You Get This 29? Option

Designers of the new 2018 Ford Mustang were less than happy with the cornering response of their new muscle car. Engineers found that simply applying a small strip of duct tape to a grille opening in the car reduced front end lift when the car cornered at speed. Subsequent versions of the design incorporated this […]

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