September 27, 2021

What You Can Do. Because Tapeworks.

Whether it’s Mil Spec, ASTM, UL, or any other spec, confirming these standards for the tape you need is challenging. Consult a tape expert to help you quickly and accurately find the tape that meets your requirements.

The first Mil Spec for a tape product was written at least 60 years ago. While many of you know the U.S. Military has written tape specifications, it's not the only entity with set requirements. Many companies and organizations have tape standards, such as the American Standards for Testing and Materials (ASTM), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and Commercial Item Description (CID) for federal agencies.

These tape specifications apply to various characteristics, including but not limited to:

  • Flame retardancy
  • Electrical insulation
  • Tensile strength
  • Surface smoothness
  • Color

 Finding the right specifications can be challenging to identify for various reasons:

  • Federal specifications have evolved over the years. Once designated by “MIL,” today they often begin with A_A followed by a number, so tracking down the new specification from the old number can be difficult.
  • Specifications are often cited within another specification. For example, tape P256 meets MIL I M15126 Type mf-2.5 is made with polyester which meets Mil I 631 Type G.
  • Many companies add specification numbers on their websites to improve search engine performance without any real information about the products.

If you're struggling to find products with necessary specifications, ask an expert who researches specifications daily.



September 01, 2021

Film Tapes › Industrial Tape › What You Can Do. Because Tape Works. ›

Tapes for Warehouse Refurbishment

Winter is coming and it’s time to get your facility ready – for seasonal refurbishment and safety of employees and customers. Order customizable aisle marking and non-skid tapes to make budget-friendly enhancements.

Ready or not, winter is coming. That means it’s time to look around your facility and assess what needs to be done before the snow starts flying. When considering where to start, there are a few cost-effective options that make a big visual impact:

Aisle Marking Tapes: These are colored vinyl tapes with an aggressive rubber adhesive. Aisle marking tapes can be solid colors or colors with black or white diagonal stripes. These tapes are ideal for marking aisles, designating areas to separate products, or marking obstacles for enhanced visibility.

Anti-Slip Tapes: This tape features an anti-slip grit to prevent dangerous skidding in spaces such as ramps, wet areas, and around entryways. It is available in various colors and with stripes. Roll sizes are customizable, allowing you to cut based on the specific area requirements. Optionally, the material can be pre-cut to create a nice clean look for applications such as stairways.

Give us a call if you are not sure what tape will work best in your application. We specialize in diagnosing challenges and engineering tape solutions that meet your requirements.

August 12, 2021

Film Tapes › Industrial Tape › What You Can Do. Because Tape Works. ›

Using Polyurethane Tape to Change and Protect Your Surfaces

What you can do because Tapeworks: Your favorite bike. Your brand-spanking-new vehicle. That paddle board you’ve always wanted. Polyurethane tape changes the characteristic of surfaces by conforming to their shape and protecting them with its impenetrable surface.

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June 28, 2021

Foil Tape › Industrial Tape › PTFE (Teflon) › What You Can Do. Because Tape Works. ›

Using Tape to Change Surface Characteristics

What you can do because Tapeworks: Durability. Reduced friction. Increased grip. Heat resistance. Color. Reflectance. Tape can change the characteristic of surfaces to meet nearly any need. Your imagination could be the only limit.

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May 26, 2021

What You Can Do. Because Tape Works. ›

Creative Ideas for Tape

What you can do because Tapeworks: Tape is used in many creative ways. Here are a few examples of creative ideas we have been asked to manufacture in tape.

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April 27, 2021

Industrial Tape › MACHBLOC® › Masking Tape › What You Can Do. Because Tape Works. ›

When Tape Doesn’t Work.

What you can do because Tapeworks: Even when the tape didn’t work, Tapeworks did!  We solved a problem. That is why our whole name is Tapeworks – Engineered Tape Solutions.

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March 29, 2021

Industrial Tape › What You Can Do. Because Tape Works. ›

Tape Selection Challenges

What you can do because Tapeworks: When selecting a tape that’s right for your specific requirements, find an expert who knows different tape manufacturers and what their strengths are.

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