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3M Brings Adhesive and Tape Solutions to ISA International Sign Expo 3M Industrial Adhesives & Tapes will be featuring two new solutions to the sign market at the ISA International Sign Expo, April 24-26 in Orlando, Florida. At the 3M booth, number 220, sign manufacturers will find adhesive and tape solutions that offer proven performance in replacing mechanical fasteners in sign assemblies.

LaserBits: Acrylic Glue and Applicator
Gluing an acrylic award is easy and will look professional using the correct glue and applicator. LaserBits offers a top-quality glue, which is formulated for the type of acrylic common in awards. A special glue applicator creates a bubble free bond of... Read More
Peerless-AV DSF290 Truss Mount Offers Quick Tool-Less Set Up
Presenting the ideal mount for rental and staging applications. The DSF290 Truss Mount from Peerless-AV® quickly attaches to a 12-inch truss while accommodating displays up to 90 inches and 175 pounds. The tool-less clamping device allows the installer... Read More
Presto Tape Expands Print Media Offering with PaperTac Adhesive-Backed Papers
Presto Tape announces the introduction of PaperTac adhesive-backed papers to their Digitally Printable Wallcoverings collection. PaperTac is ideal for surface graphics, wall murals, or in place of traditional wallpaper. PaperTac is available in three... Read More
Medium- and High-Strength Anaerobic Adhesives Available in Self-Feeding Stick Applicators
Henkel Corporation has upgraded two Loctite® anaerobic threadlocker sticks to deliver advanced performance on oil-contaminated surfaces without requiring primers or accelerators. Formulated as wax-like, semi-solid adhesives packaged in a self-feeding... Read More
Hingst’s Sign Post: Dimples in Paper Application Tape
Sign Builder Illustrated Contributor Jim Hingst writes: “Dimples on a person’s face are usually regarded as being attractive and desirable. But dimples on the surface of paper application tape…not so much! In fact, dimples in the application tape... Read More

Duraco Inc. and Duraco Express Rebrand
Filtrona plc has formally rebranded to Essentra plc. The former Duraco Express and Duraco Specialty Tapes businesses in the U.S., which had been part of Filtrona plc, are now known as Essentra Specialty Tapes, Inc. Essentra plc, the parent company, is a... Read More
Presto Tape Partners with Mimaki for SGIA Expo
Mimaki will be printing Presto Tape’s Digitally Printable Wallcoverings, CanvasTac, and Presto Tex at the SGIA Sign Expo this month in Orlando, Florida. Presto Tex (4oz., 7mils) is a peel and stick polyester fabric with an adhesive back. CanvasTac... Read More
Leister to Debut New Tape Welding Machine at Co-located SGIA/IFAI Expos
Leister Technologies AG, the worldwide leader in plastic welding and hot air equipment, will debut its new VARIANT T1 Tape automatic welder to the North American industrial fabric audience at the co-located IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo and the SGIA Expo... Read More
Monarch Introduces Panel Hanging System
Monarch Metal has released a new hanging system for mounting HPL Phenolic, Glass, and ACM panels. Monarch’s engineering team worked with 3M and the major HPL panel manufacturers to devise a system that would reduce labor and installation... Read More
Hingst’s Sign Post: Why RTape Primes Its Paper Application Tapes
Priming the paper application tape before coating it with adhesive ensures excellent adhesive anchorage. This prevents adhesive transfer when performing wet applications. Jim Hingst writes, “Before we coat an application paper with adhesive, the paper... Read More