"The Tackifier" Blog by FindTape

"The Tackifier" Blog by FindTape

Adhesive tape news, issues and commentary


C#: Walmart oAuth-based authentication API transition from digital signature-based authentication

Had to switch over to using Walmart's new oAuth-based authentication to generate an access token for integration into their Seller Center API. Had to piece together information from a few web sources so figured would post our request code here in case anyone else had to do the same.

string uri = "https://marketplace.walmartapis.com/v3/token";

HttpClient client = new HttpClient();

client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Authorization = new AuthenticationHeaderValue("Basic", Convert.ToBase64String(Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(CLIENT_ID + ":" + CLIENT_SECRET)));

client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Accept.Add(new MediaTypeWithQualityHeaderValue("application/json"));
client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Add("WM_SVC.NAME", "Walmart Marketplace");
client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Add("WM_QOS.CORRELATION_ID", System.Guid.NewGuid().ToString()); //any random ID
client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Add("WM_SVC.VERSION", "1.0.0");

HttpRequestMessage request = new HttpRequestMessage(HttpMethod.Post, uri);

List<KeyValuePair<string, string>> lstKVs = new List<KeyValuePair<string, string>>();
lstKVs.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, string>("grant_type", "client_credentials"));
request.Content = new FormUrlEncodedContent(lstKVs);
request.Content.Headers.ContentType = new MediaTypeHeaderValue("application/x-www-form-urlencoded");


New Glow, Non-Skid, Handrail and Floor Sign Safety Products at FindTape

FindTape AST-GL Anti-Slip Glow Line Safety Grip TapeEasily draw attention to hazardous areas at work or at home using the new FindTape line of adhesive photoluminescent glow-in-the-dark tape, anti-skid rolls and cleatsfloor signs and handrail grip tape. Cost-effective and built-to-last these treads, floor signs, and rolls of glow tape help ensure you keep people and property safe and separate in full light, low-light, or no-light conditions.

This new line-up of safety products is designed for indoor and outdoor do-it-yourself applications; and include items that have grit or non-grit surfaces. In addition, tapes can be salt resistant, chemical and oil resistant, and more. Simply remove the release liner from the pre-cut tread, sign, or tape rolls and place the adhesive side to your floor, wall, handrail, or other surfaces to instantly create lasting protection.


FindTape Handrail Grip TapeUsed in wet and dry conditions, the new FindTape safety products can be applied in warehouses, garages, basements, around light switches, stairways, doorways, low edges…anywhere you need to safeguard hazardous areas.

Available in multiple colors, sizes, glow patterns, and shapes. The glow-in-the-dark tape and treads are rechargeable in natural or artificial light and made with a photoluminescent powder for a long lifespan.


FindTape AST-TREAD Glow / Reflective Anti-Slip Cleat Treads Shop now for our best prices and get fast shipping on these products and more at FindTape.com. FindTape Floor Signs


FindTape AST-TREAD Glow / Reflective Anti-Slip Cleat TreadsFindTape Glow in the Dark Rolls


New Smart Solutions in Barricade Tape, Roll Flagging Tape, Marking Flags and More

Presco ProductsWe recently added a new line of roll flagging tape, barricade (barrier) tape, and marking flags to our extensive product line-up. These high-quality, non-adhesive marking and barricade products are produced by Presco, a leading U.S. company, located in Sherman, Texas for over 75 years. Presco is America's premier manufacturer of safety marking products and engineered films offering solutions across a wide range of industries.

Barricade, also called barrier tape, and roll flagging tapes are typically brightly colored non-adhesive tapes used to warn and/or draw attention to a particular area or hazard to avoid. Often these tapes have designated colors for specific hazards which can be solid colored or printed with messages like DANGER, CAUTION, WETLANDS, and more. Roll Flagging and Barricade non-adhesive tapes can be quickly and easily placed to provide warning of physical hazards or dangerous situations for road repairs; buried pipes, wires, cables, police, fire and sheriff warnings, preventing costly injuries, damage, and downtime.

Presco Marking Flags

A wide array of industries and organizations use these tapes daily including surveying, trail marking and other industrial applications like construction, forestry, hardware, oil exploration, nursery, mining, and geophysics. In addition, they are used by professionals in law enforcement, emergency management, safety, utilities, and more.

Marking Flags are a standard for homeowners and used extensively in the landscaping, construction, athletic field marking, utility construction, line locating and forestry industries. If you need a long-lasting and colorful above-ground marking flag then Presco's line of marking flags, in over 15 colors, is your solution. Available in either steel wire or plastic staffs, they are ideal for driveway marking for snow removal, pet containment and barrier training, landscape sprinkler marking, property delineation, for sporting events and much more.

Roll Flagging Tapes

Presco Arctic Roll Flagging Tape

Presco Arctic Roll Flagging Tape 3.0 mil Standard ColorsPresco Arctic Roll Flagging Tape 5.0 mil PresGlo Neon Colors

Presco Taffeta Roll Flagging Tape

Presco Taffeta Roll Flagging Tape 2.5 mil Standard Colors

Presco Biodegradable Roll Flagging Tape

  • Environmentally friendly and non-toxic
  • Complete degradation in 6-24 months depending on outdoor conditions
  • Easy to use and identify
  • 100% made in the US
  • 6 bright color options including blue, orange, red, white, yellow, and pink neon

Presco Polka Dot Patterned Roll Flagging TapePresco Stripe Patterned Roll Flagging TapePresco Checkerboard, Stripe, and Polka Dot Patterned Roll Flagging Tape

Presco Checkerboard Patterned Roll Flagging Tape

  • Temperature resistant to -20°F
  • 2.0 mil thickness for standard colors
  • 2.5 mil thickness for PresGlo neon colors
  • Non-embossed
  • Easy to use and identify
  • 100% made in the US
  • 9 Standard Color Checkerboard Patterns Available - 2.0 mil thickness, and 2 Neon PresGlo Color Checkerboard Patterns Available - 2.5 mil thickness
  • 13 Standard Color Stripe Patterns Available - 2.0 mil thickness, and 3 Neon PresGlo Color Stripe Patterns Available - 2.5 mil thickness
  • 2 Day/Night Color Stripe Patterns Available (formulated with an exclusive nighttime visibility silver ink)
  • 12 Standard Color Polka Dot Patterns Available - 2.0 mil thickness, and 3 Neon PresGlo Color Polka Dot Patterns Available - 2.5 mil thickness

Presco Printed Roll Flagging TapePresco Printed Legend Roll Flagging Tape

Presco Printed Legend Roll Flagging Tape

  • Temperature resistant to -20°F
  • Printed messaging to reinforce your non-verbal communication needs
  • 2.0 mil thickness for standard colors
  • 2.5 mil thickness for PresGlo neon colors
  • Non-embossed
  • Over 20 printed legend and color combinations available
  • 100% made in the US

Barricade Tapes

Presco Printed Barricade Tape

Presco Printed Barricade Triage TapePresco Printed Barricade Tape

Presco Crystalline Silica Barricade Tape

Presco Crystalline Silica Barricade Tape

  • used to help warn of the dangers of crystalline silica - a common mineral that is found in materials that we see every day in roads, buildings, and sidewalks

Presco Biodegradable Printed Barricade Tape

  • 6 mil thickness
  • Environmentally friendly and non-toxic
  • Complete degradation in 6-24 months depending on outdoor conditions
  • Easy to use and identify
  • 100% made in the US
  • Available in red color with DANGER printing or yellow color with CAUTION printing

Presco Reinforced Printed Barricade Tape

Presco Reinforced Printed Barricade Tape
  • 7 mil thickness
  • Reinforced polyethylene film tape
  • Available in red tape with black "DANGER PELIGRO" printing and yellow tape with black "CAUTION CUIDADO" printing

Presco Woven Barricade Tape

Presco Woven Barricade Tape

  • Woven, non-adhesive polypropylene film barrier tape
  • Tensile Strength: 500 pounds per inch (longitudinal)
  • Chemical and weather resistant


Marking Flags

Presco Wire Staff Marking Flags

Presco Wire Staff Marking Flags

  • Made of high-quality flexible PVC film and high-carbon alloy steel for added tensile strength and bend resistant stability
  • Available wire lengths; 15 in. and 21 in.
  • Available flag sizes; 2-1/2 in. x 3-1/2 in. and 4 in. x 5 in.
  • 17 bright, solid long-lasting colors including 7 PresGlo neon colors

Presco Plastic Staff Marking Flags

  • Offer increased safety around machinery and children
  • Available in white 24 in. plastic staff with 4 in. x 5 in. flag in neon pink color or neon orange color

Presco SPF36 Marking Flag Insertion Tool

Tape and Marking Flag Accessories

Presco SPF36 Marking Flag Insertion Tool

Presco Handi Flagger Roll Flagging Tape Dispenser

Presco WIZPRO 1000 Barricade Tape Dispenser

Presco SPF36 Marking Flag Insertion Tool

2017 Adhesive Tape Manufacturer Price Increases

Due to the recent hurricanes, raw materials including resin, aluminum, adhesives, and corrugated packaging have continued to escalate. Below is a list of the recent price increase notification letters we have received from five manufacturers. The letters generally include details about the price increase percentages and which of that manufacturer's product line will be affected. The prices on our website will typically be changed the business day before the manufacturer's increase goes into effect (or soon thereafter).

* last updated 10/13/2017

FindTape Makes Top 1000 E-Retailers List in North America

Internet Retailer 2017 Top 1000 E-Retailers in North AmericaPRESS RELEASE -- FindTape has made Internet Retailer's list of the Top 1000 E-Retailers in North America.

We are the only company on this list that is committed to exclusively selling adhesive tape products. The 2017 Internet Retailer Top 1000 E-Retailers in North America is a comprehensive summary of the trends and key players shaping the U.S. e-commerce industry. The Top 1000 lists retailers ranked by 2016 web sales.

Click to read the full PRESS RELEASE

Promposal - A Sticky Question

Duck Brand 2017 Promposal If you are a millennial or have a millennial living in your home, you are no doubt aware that teens are using their creative talents to ask the most important question in spring..."Want to go to prom?" Gone are the days of simple hallway conversations between classes and passed notes from your best friends. Our kids are finding more and more innovative ways to entice each other to prom. The good news is that Duck Brand, marketed by ShurTech Brands LLC, celebrated this new trend by awarding three winners $1,000 for their promposals!

Duck Brand 2017 Promposal Winner

Stuck-at-Prom Duct Tape Promposal

Duck brand invited students to use the vibrant assortment of Duck Tape® colors, designs and crafting tapes – as well as its original silver – to create their fun and unique promposal, and then share their stories on social media for a chance to win one of three $1,000 prizes to help offset the costs of prom. High school students posted a photo entry via Twitter or Instragram using hashtags #DuckTapePromposal and #Sweepstakes, Winners were chosen at random and just announced.

FindTape.com offers over 35 unique Duck Brand duct tapes for all of your most colorful and special projects. Low prices, fast delivery and easy shopping. Good luck...and we hope they say YES!

Just In: Polyken 510 Gaffers Tape Colors

Polyken 510 Premium Gaffers TapePolyken 510 Premium Grade gaffers tape is once again available in a wide selection of colors including:

  • Burgundy

  • Dark Blue

  • Teal

  • Purple

  • Tan

  • Grey

  • Black

  • White

  • and featuring NEW color - Royal Blue

The colors listed above are available in 2" and 3" wide options, shrink wrapped and on Polyken branded cores.

Take advantage of our best prices and fast shipping on all color options today at FindTape.com

New ATG Tape Core Design Saves Money and Time

Have you heard the saying...money can't buy happiness but it can buy craft supplies?JVCC ATG 7502 Get ready to go shopping because the JVCC ATG-7502 and JVCC ATG-7502X 1/4" refill rolls have a newly designed core system which fits securely into the 3M Scotch 1/4" ATG tape dispensers (pink Scotch Advanced Tape Glider, red Scotch 714 ATG and more) saving you money AND time.

3M Scotch Advanced Tape Glider PinkIf you own the pink Scotch Advanced Tape Glider and bought refill rolls, in the past you had two options; 1. Purchase an expensive refill roll because it fits into your glider or 2. Purchase a refill roll that was less expensive but did not snap into the dispenser resulting in a loose fit. 

The new core design of the JVCC ATG-7502 and JVCC ATG-7502X 1/4" adhesive transfer tape solves both of these problems. 3M Scotch 714 ATG Dispenser RedNow this refill roll will snap down correctly into the pink Scotch Advanced Tape Glider. No more loose fitting rolls that might slip or need to be repositioned, saving you time to work on your project.

Additionally, the JVCC ATG-7502 ATG tape offers a 75% cost savings over the 3M Scotch 908 refill tape. Both offer similar properties, are acid neutral, available in like sizes and work in the pink Scotch Advanced Tape Glider or Scotch red 714 dispensers. 

What is Adhesive Transfer Gun (ATG) Tape?

Unsupported Tape Illustration

Good question! Reverse wound adhesive transfer gun tape, commonly known as ATG tape, is considered to be an unsupported tape, which is defined as "a tape that is unsupported by a carrier or by backing such as paper, film or cloth." The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) offers this graphic to help illustrate the layers that make up an unsupported tape consisting of a release liner and adhesive. The release liners are typically coated on both sides with a type of release agent, making it easy to place the adhesive onto your project. Unlike traditional tape, ATG tape is not supported by a carrier or backing - such as cloth, paper or film. The tape is applied to a special release liner and reverse wound on a plastic core. 

Where Can I Use ATG Tape?

Adhesive transfer gun tape is the preferred product for scrapbooking, picture framing, photo mounting and other graphic arts applications. 3M Scotch 908 ATG Gold TapeATG tape is widely used for the strong, long-lasting bonds created with wood, glass, paper, most plastics, paint and metal foils. In addition, there are product options for acid-free, which is pH or acid neutral assuring that the tape will not yellow or discolor your photo or artwork over time. ATG Tape can be an excellent alternative to double-stick tape. Examples of acid neutral ATG tape include JVCC ATG-7502, Scapa T002 and 3M Scotch 908 ATG Gold Tape.

 ATG Dispensers Are the Answer 

ATG tape rolls are are reverse wound. This means that the release liner is on the tape's underside and the adhesive is on the top (also described as being on the outside). ATG Dispensers are designed to wind the release liner of the ATG tape roll while placing the strip of adhesive onto your project simultaneously. As you press the trigger on the handle during application the tape is dispensed and the release liner is automatically wound up by the take-up spool. JVCC ATG1 Tape DispenserEasy to use, no mess and quick clean-up! 

Remember, ordinary tape dispensers will not work with ATG tape since ATG tapes are reverse wound. Even applying by hand will be difficult without an ATG dispenser since the adhesive is wound on the outside of the roll, which is the opposite of a normal roll of tape.

The JVCC ATG-1 dispenser accepts ALL of the ATG tapes we sell at FindTape.com. One stop shopping! FindTape offers ATG tape dispenser options to accommodate various tape sizes, specially designed and include correctly sized mechanisms to snap ATG refill rolls securely in place. 

Leading ATG tape dispensers and ATG tape brands include JVCC, 3M Scotch, and Scapa. 

Adapter Makes Scotch 700 Dispenser Universal

3M Scotch ATG 700 Yellow An ATG tape adapter can be used with the yellow 3M Scotch 700 adhesive dispenser. 3M Scotch 700A ATG Applicator AdaptorAn ATG adapter allows you to use a narrower width refill roll in an ATG dispenser that's been designed for wider width rolls. The secret is in the core design of the ATG tape. This means you can use one dispenser solution with an adapter for all of your ATG tape size needs. Brilliant!

Purchase the 3M Scotch 700A ATG Applicator Adapter to securely fit 1/4" wide adhesive transfer tape into your yellow 3M Scotch ATG 700 dispenser. With the adapter, the dispenser can now use 1/4", 1/2" and 3/4" ATG tapes, giving you an ATG tape system that is versatile, convenient and easy to use.

The Bottom Line

FindTape can offer you a great selection, superior cost savings and fast shipping for all of your ATG tape needs. Find more information and all of our products at FindTape.com

Happy Taping!


Common Gaffes in Understanding Gaffers Tape

Future Market Insights (FMI) this week published the market report Gaffers Tape Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2017-2027 showcasing the increasing opportunities in the gaffers tape markets.  The accompanying press release to the report stated, “One of the significant factors contributing towards the growth of the gaffers tape market is the rampant growth of (the) industrial tape industry.” This started a hearty discussion at FindTape about gaffers tape and common gaffes made in understanding the reasons people use or don’t use this versatile tape.

The Right Product for the Right Application

As the demand for packaging increases so does the need for tape. The market report comes to the same conclusion, “The introduction of gaffers tape over duct tape has provided the manufacturer a wide range of packaging advancements.” While we applaud the increasing need for tape and more advanced options it is important to note that gaffers tape may not always be the right choice for shipping packages.  

The main industry users of gaffers tape include the entertainment, photography, hospitality, theater and audio production industries. Gaffers tape - also known as gaff tape - is primarily used to secure cables to floors, walls and other surfaces where you do not want a sticky residue left behind. Clearly, this is not the packaging industry as stated in the summary report from FMI. Although it can be used for packaging, due to its water resistant backing and other factors, gaffers tape will be a costly choice. Military specifications, such as ASTM-D 5486M-99 Type IV Class I (replaced PPP-T-60E Type IV Class I) and CID A-A-1586A, are examples of where gaffers tape is the right choice. It's about using the right tape for the right application. 

Gaffer Tape vs. Gaffer-Style

The FMI press release explains that “Global Gaffers Tape market is segmented on the basis of product, backing material, and application. On the basis of backing material, gaffers tape market can be segmented into polypropylene, paper, PVC and others.” Technically speaking gaffer tape is defined as being vinyl-coated cloth with a matte finish and completely removable from most hard surfaces. Any other “gaffer” tape is really just gaffer-style.

Who's Really Making it Stick

The companies identified in the FMI market summary as "Some of the major players identified across the globe in the Gaffers Tape market are Henkel AG & Co., KGaA, 3M Company, The Dow Chemical Company, Avery Dennison, Ashland Inc. and H.B. Fuller.", is misleading. These companies are adhesive and raw material suppliers not manufacturers of the end-use product. The major players in gaffer tape manufacturing are Shurtape, Polyken and Scapa.

At FindTape.com we agree that the global gaffer tape market is strong and growing! Head over to FindTape.com and use our Advanced Tape Finder to see the largest selection of gaffers tape available for any purpose. We’ll help you avoid any tape gaffes.


Now Available - Worldwide Gaffers Tape Market Report 2017-2027

LogoGlobal packaging industry has witnessed a number of technological advancement from last couple of decades. As packaging is unexecuted without the use of tape, the increasing demand for packaging from industrial sector in turn is creating huge opportunity for industrial tape market. The introduction of gaffers tape over duct tape has provided the manufacturer a wide range of packaging advancement. Gaffer's tape which is also known as camera tape or spike tape is regarded as heavy cotton cloth pressure sensitive tape that delivers high adhesive properties. Through gaffers tape, now the manufacturers can use the tape on any kind of packaging material without the need for a solvent (such as water) or heat for activation. Gaffer tape is widely used in theatre, photography, film –television production and industrial staging works.

View the full press release at ReleaseWire >