The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) is a not-for-profit, 60-year old, North American trade association for tape manufacturers and affiliate suppliers, dedicated to helping the industry produce quality pressure sensitive adhesive tape products in the global marketplace.
PSTC provides education and training, works closely with U.S. Government EPA with air regulations, OSHA with employment regulations, ASTM and other global trade organizations to harmonize test methods. PSTC is globally recognized for their tape testing methods, assuring quality control performance for sticky tapes. PSTC also monitors legislative and regulatory activities, and encourages sustainable and responsible manufacturing practices with their Responsible Tape Manufacturer Certification Program.
- Member companies produce over 90% of the total PSA Tape manufactured volumeand represent $10 billion in annual sales
- Member companies have manufacturing plants and facilities in 28 states and employ over 53,000 people with an additional 22,000 acting as independent distributors for many member companies
- PSTC membership is made up of 25 tape manufacturer companies, with the support of 15 supplier companies, ranging in size from privately owned companies with less than 50 employees to multi-national, fortune 100 companies