Investigating the Best Type of 19mm Sticky Tape

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Investigating the Best Type of 19mm Sticky Tape

For the major Science Investigation this year I have decided to test a

very commonly used household and office tool. The sticky tape or

pressure-sensitive tape. In this specific investigation the different

types of sticky tape being tested and investigated are all 18-19mm in

length. There is the Scotch 600 clear and transparent tape which is

expensive, then an 18mm wide, black electrical tape. A yellowish

coloured masking tape, a brown cellophane tape which is 19mm wide and

then cheap Officeworks sticky tape which was only 78c which 18mm wide.

These tapes all are used for different purposes around the house and

some may even have industrial uses. I will test in which conditions

and situations is each type of tape performs best and does its job of

adhering to the surfaces.

The sticky tape is really called adhesive tape , it is used to bond

two different surfaces or items. The household sticky tape is mainly

made of cellophane on the non-sticky side and can also used to try and

repair cracks and keep together splits in various surfaces of

different item. The Scotch and Officeworks tape is mainly used for

office use such as on paper, or manila folders. The other tapes are

used for various purposes around the house and the masking tape is

fairly an all-purpose tape.

This investigation will test which type of sticky tape is good for

whichever situation and environment. Before the actual experiments

start I believe that the masking tape is the best to use for smooth

and non-metal surfaces and that the clear office tape would be really

good for paper tears and other office related u...

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...ressure-sensitive adhesive tapes was achieved in

the 1920s, when Henry Ford introduced industrial uses of tapes.

Masking tapes were used in the spray-painting process, where different

coloured cars were assembled. In the 1930s the first cellophane

plastic were produced which had a rubber-cement based adhesive.


Cellophane is the common name for flexible, transparent film made of

regenerated cellulose and used principally as a wrapping material.

Cellophane is produced by dissolving wood pulp or other cellulose

material in an alkali with carbon disulfide, neutralising the alkaline

solvent with an acid, extruding the precipitate into a sheet, infusing

it with glycerine, and then drying and cutting the sheets to the

desired size. Cellophane was invented about 1910 by the Swiss chemist

Jacques Brandenberger.

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