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IPG® Introduces Ultra-high Slip Masking Tape for Composites Industry

Published on 2014-08-26. Author : SpecialChem

MONTREAL, QUEBEC and SARASOTA, FLORIDA -- Intertape Polymer Group® Inc. (“IPG®” or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of industrial tapes and films, announces the first masking tape designed to adhere to water based and ultra-high slip release agents.

SMT1 is a patent pending paper masking tape coated with a unique silicone adhesive, perfect for applications where traditional masking tapes do not provide proper adhesion. Its advanced adhesive system is designed to perform well on release coated surfaces commonly found in the manufacture of fiberglass reinforced products (i.e. boats, spas, turbine blades, etc.) in addition to a variety of other hard to bond to release coated surfaces.

“We studied the current products on the market and incorporated customer feedback on ways to improve performance and productivity,” said Cindy Stoner, IPG Market Development Director. “SMT1 is a creation of innovation through collaboration with customers. IPG research resulted in developing an ultra-high slip masking tape. This development enables the customer to use high slip release agents without the added step of wiping the tape line or using a variety of mold release agents to promote tape adhesion. SMT1 allows the customer the flexibility of choice, to take advantage of the technically advanced release agents, allowing for increased efficiencies, higher productivity, less rework and greater profits.”

“IPG is able to offer first class quality products at competitive prices. We constantly look for ways to provide solution based products while helping customers improve their bottom line,” stated Dean Blockowitz, IPG Vice President of Industrial Tapes.

“SMT1 was developed to improve the entire manufacturing process. Clever design, innovative thinking and attention to detail combine to provide exceptional performance. Our research and development projects will bring something new and different to existing and emerging applications and processes,” added Stoner.

About Intertape Polymer Group® Inc.

Intertape Polymer Group® Inc. is a recognized leader in the development, manufacture and sale of a variety of paper and film based pressure-sensitive and water-activated tapes, polyethylene and specialized polyolefin films, woven coated fabrics and complementary packaging systems for industrial and retail use. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec and Sarasota, Florida, the Company employs approximately 1,850 employees with operations in 16 locations, including 10 manufacturing facilities in North America and one in Europe.

Source: Intertape Polymer Group® Inc.

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