Adhesives Magazine

tesa tape Official Supplier to U.S. Bobsled/Skeleton Team

December 10, 2010

tesa tape inc. recently announced it has been named as an “official supplier” to the U.S. Bobsled/Skeleton Federation Team. The agreement, which was finalized by both parties in November, names the company as the sole adhesive tape provider to the team.

tesa tape will provide the team with specialized adhesive tapes to optimize the team’s equipment. According to Tuffy Latour, U.S. skeleton head coach, “tesa tape is an integral part of our sleds, as it holds the padding to the pod of the sled and helps the aerodynamic flow around the sled. Our athletes also use tesa tape on helmets and any open areas to cut down on aerodynamic drag, which can help us gain valuable hundredths of a second to get onto the podium. The adhesion of this tape is second to none and is the world leader in adhesive tapes.”

“As a world-class pressure-sensitive adhesive tape manufacturer, we are pleased to support the world-class athletics program of the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation,” said Daniel Germain, North American Regional President, tesa tape.

For additional details, visit www.tesatape.com.