Thursday, 9 October 2014
Not all substances are composed of molecules that exhibit wetting or induce Van der Waal’s forces. Polymer, the main component of most adhesives are among the materials which show strength in both processes, making them effective for pressure sensitive bonding. Likewise, they have large molecules such that even with minimal Van der Waal’s forces, they are strong enough to produce a binding reaction with the molecules of other substances.
Tuesday, 7 October 2014
Coloured adhesive tape offers a number of safety benefits to warehouse operations. It gives workers and vehicles instant direction, preventing them from heading to a dangerous zone, and allowing them to find their destination in the warehouse fast. It also helps keep certain areas of the floor–like the walkways–free of clutter, thus minimizing the chances of tripping, and providing sufficient running space in case of an emergency.
Sunday, 5 October 2014
Duct tape’s strength come from the process of combining its fabric and adhesive materials through a precise layering process. An alternative method is the trademarked, “Durabond Construction”. This involves the use of a film coated with adhesive pellets, which is then blended with the mesh while still hot. The adhesive is then spread onto the film. This process is said to minimize the chances of delamination.
Friday, 3 October 2014
A number of double sided tapes in the market are of industrial grade and for general purpose. They were manufactured with superior adhesive properties compared to common consumer grade tapes. They are certainly strong and long-lasting enough to hold signage of various weights, sizes, and materials, for as long as needed. In fact, quality adhesive foam tape have many applications, including mounting mirrors or other bathroom fixtures, and as extra glazing for windows.
Monday, 15 September 2014
There are different types of sturdy adhesive tape being used in numerous industries. For instance, overall safety in industries, such in the storage and warehousing of products, hinges on floor markings, among others. However, it’s not that easy to apply floor markings using specialized tape, especially if the warehouse is huge. EzineArticles.com writer Sophia Jones notes: The process of putting or applying floor marking tapes in a work area can be a very difficult job, especially if the space is very long and wide. Covering a really big surface and using the tape as a divider or as a means to create distinct compartments, or as a safety feature, requires proper and correct application.
Friday, 12 September 2014
Whether you’re packing personal property for yourself or for a client, doing it the right way will minimise stress and provide peace of mind to everyone involved. For safety and security, make use of the right materials and packaging supplies from Melbourne companies like Adhesive Tapes Australia. Wikihow.com illustrates how to properly pack possessions and avoid common pitfalls: Use uniformly-sized boxes Most shipping companies sell boxes to the public in pre-determined sizes. It is advisable to buy boxes from your shipper since they’ll be doing the transporting, plus they won’t charge for any unused ones. These boxes are also quite sturdy so you can re-use them or stash in your attic until you move again. Some national companies even offer free shipping and handling so you can have some delivered or go to the local location.
Tuesday, 9 September 2014
Since its invention in 1930, adhesive tape has invaded anywhere two surfaces of any material need to be joined temporarily or permanently. Modern double sided tape was developed by coating both sides of the tape with adhesive. This simple but brilliant product has brought convenience to homes, offices, and factories worldwide, as told by Martin Sadler in an article for SelfGrowth.com. Those who enjoy creating items for their children, or who run a small craft business, use it to join together pieces and parts that will not or cannot accept glue… Some even use it to join together pieces of wooden picture frames, and in some cases for applying pictures to the wall.
Monday, 4 August 2014
Started out for Cars The young 3M technician noticed that car painters were having difficulty applying separate colors while painting two-toned cars. As a solution, he treated crepe paper with pressure-sensitive adhesive and used the resulting product to cover vehicle sections that require a color different from the paint that was being used at the moment. This proved to be the birth of masking tape. The Difference is Clear Richard Drew then began experimenting with a transparent material called cellophane to try and duplicate his earlier success with masking tape. By 1930, 3M was marketing Richard’s invention as Scotch Tape. This was at the height of the Great Depression, and the simple invention became an unlikely symbol of hope for the impoverished because of its reliability and versatility.
Saturday, 2 August 2014
Have you ever stopped to think how an everyday utility like adhesive tape came about? Contrary to what you may think, such a simple convenience we enjoy today took centuries to invent and improve. Adhesive has quite a bit of history behind it, and an article published by The Human Touch of Chemistry highlighted its origins as well as its continued use to see how this commonplace wonder helps make our lives easier. Back in the day The use of adhesives began in the time of the Ancient Egyptians, who extracted sticky substances from animal bones and tissue to create the first usable adhesive for woodworking and papyrus production. Fast forward a few thousand years to 1925 AD, an American named Richard Drew coated cellophane with adhesive to create the prototype of what would eventually become “cellophane tape” as we know it today.
Thursday, 31 July 2014
A truck or ship transporting the goods will be subject to different weather conditions. Since some fabrics in clothing and footwear are highly susceptible to damage once exposed to moisture, water, or heat, the boxes they come in will have to be sealed tightly with heavy-duty adhesive tape products like strapping or foam tape. There’s no stopping the growth of the e-commerce industry in Australia, especially clothing and footwear. To ensure that their products remain in pristine condition until these get to the customers, retailers can rely on online suppliers like Adhesives Tapes Australia for their durable packing supplies.
Sunday, 27 July 2014
"The benefits of adhesive tapes to carpentry has actually long been recognized by those engaged in the craft, as well as by adhesive manufacturers. In fact, leading double sided tape makers have been introducing new products that can help in improving the efficiency of sawing, nailing, and chiselling processes. After all, if the goal is to secure heavy pieces of wood together, the tape to be used has to have the right strength and adhesive properties. In choosing a double sided tape for heavy-duty carpentry work, certain properties have to be kept in check. Bonding performance, of course, is very important, and 3M tape quality can be a big help. However, too much stickiness can also damage the surface of wood when taken off. Likewise, those working on fine furniture should stay away from adhesives which leave hard-to-remove residues. Adhesives that can withstand extreme temperatures and work on oily surfaces might also be ideal."
Friday, 25 July 2014
"Floor marking tapes, on the other hand, are installed on floors of industrial plants and manufacturing facilities as a means of guiding operations and preventing workers from heading toward dangerous and restricted areas. They are also used to reduce downtime by ensuring proper equipment storage. Floor marking tapes come in different colors and levels of durability. Each color and pattern represents a particular instruction or warning, which promotes the 5S in the workplace. 5S refers to the five ingredients of a fully functioning, highly efficient, and well-organized workplace: sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain."
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
"The right packaging tape can spell the difference between a safe shipment, and a moving disaster, so it is important to choose wisely. Likewise, in securing fragile items, including your collectibles, it is advisable to first wrap them with a protective material that can absorb impact, such as bubble wrap or packaging film. Securing these materials may require the use of cloth tapes, or duct tapes, which can adhere to plastic better than other types of tapes. Cloth tapes are also very strong, and can withstand movement and pressure, making them ideal packaging adhesive tapes as well, particularly for heavy objects."
Monday, 21 July 2014
"Double sided tape is widely used in the packaging industry where it works better than traditional one sided tape in several sealing applications. Some double sided tape products are even used in carpentry and woodworking to hold parts together prior to permanent installation. In hospitals, this type of tape is used in installing medical devices, often in tandem with durable cloth tape. Cloth tape also has many uses in health care, including securing intravenous lines and ventilation tubes."
Wednesday, 26 March 2014