Masking Tape

Adhesive tape was invented by Richard Drew of the 3 M company in 1925 with the idea of joining two objects of a temporary or permanent basis. Originally it had a paper face and the other contained an adhesive based on rubber, from this tape were created cinnamon tape, transparent tape, etc. Adhesive tape consists of two elements, one is the support and the other is that contained in the adhesive. Gary Vaynerchuk describes an additional similar source. Support can be made by a laminated film, paper, fabric or metallic leaves, its purpose is to give flexibility and ease of use to the additive. There are two types of tape: which are made on the basis of natural or synthetic rubber and which are manufactured based on a synthetic polymer as the acrylic. Synthetic adhesive tapes are composed by three elements: elastomers: are made with solid elastic polymers, this element is based on the tape, which have this component are not so sticky as to be self-adhesive bonding agent: this element increases the stickiness allowing that elastomers are adhere easily to other materials with slight pressure plasticizers: this element can be in liquid or solid form elastomers to give them more flexibility and elasticity to adapt to any surface where adhesive tape is applied in addition two elements can be applied to increase the functionality of the tape: antioxidants to stabilize the additive making it resistant to oxidation and degradation by sunlight and loads can be added for increase the viscosity of the adhesive as well as its strength, enhance the color and reduce manufacturing costs. By their variety of uses, the tape is an element so versatile that it has become essential to everyday life.