Tape Challenge: Reflective LED Lighting for Indoor Sports Complex

Tape Challenge Vinyl Fabric to Painted Steel | via TAPED, the ECHOtape blogWhat does indoor tennis have to do with tape?

Well, earlier this year, we received a tape challenge from an indoor sports lighting company.  The company, who installs professional LED lighting in large indoor tennis arenas, had developed a new way to enhance the lighting without adding extra wattage by draping reflective fabric from the purlins of the complex.

Originally,  the company was using a liquid adhesive to hang the fabric, but the smell was causing dizziness and nausea among the installers and players alike.  An alternative was needed, and fast.

ECHOtape to the rescue! (more…)

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To Serve and Protect – Working with Magna Stainless

When it comes to metal, the alloy specialists at Montreal’s Magna Stainless and Aluminum are creating next-generation mixtures with remarkable uses —from the alloy wheels on our cars to the space satellites orbiting over our heads. So it might come as a surprise to find out that Adhesive Specialist Michael Pavlik  has been working with Magna for more than six of his 14 years with ECHOtape.

As it turns out, aluminum is a very versatile metal, but it’s also very soft in its pure form. Add small amounts of the metals magnesium, manganese, and copper and you make a superb aluminum alloy called duralumin, which is strong enough to make airplanes. However, in many cases, metals and/or their alloy cousins still needs to be protected. Which is where ECHOtape comes in. Magna uses a 60” roll of protective adhesive film that is laminated to 48” stainless steel sheets in order to protect metal for laser CO2 and fiber optic cutting, and when bending metals.


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