The monthly roundup from Editor Teresa McPherson.
Tape and labels are everywhere - from packages to
prescription bottles to industrial applications spanning many industries. This
month’s issue focuses on tapes and their everyday and out-of-the-ordinary
A walk through the local supermarket shows just how many applications there are
for tape and labels. For example, the coolers holding frozen foods and treats
sometimes need seams and holes covered. An article from Venture Tape (“Case
Study: New Cooler Repair Tape Takes the Heat Off Refrigeration Contractors”)
examines how a mold-resistant cooler repair tape can be used in commercial
refrigeration repair, making maintenance easier and helping facility owners
avoid costly shutdowns.
In contrast, the tesa tape article “Tapes in Space” looks as how the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration launched the Mission International Space
Station Experiment, which was designed to test the durability and readability
of certain tapes. Talk about an out-of-this-world application!
Be sure to also check out our preview of the tape industry’s PSTC Week of
Learning, taking place May 10-14 at the Venetian/Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas.
Learn more in “Las Vegas Hosts PSTC Week of Learning.”
Our coverage of tape wouldn’t be complete without some interesting or unusual
application stories. In “Advancing Adhesives: Peel and Stick,” we examine
peel-and-stick tattoos - removable tattoos
made with 3M®
medical adhesive tape that are available
in designs for more than 100 universities and colleges, as well as custom
designs. While the ASI
staff might not all root
for the same sports teams, we can agree that these temporary tattoos are a good
use for adhesive tape.
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to read on the go. In addition, be sure to visit our Web site for the latest
breaking news, Editor’s blog entries and more.