May 17, 2020

tesa strapping tapes: providing effective industry solutions

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tesa has a portfolio of over 7,000 products and delivers to industrial and professional customers.
As a leading global adhesive tape manufacturer, tesa, has a portfolio of over 7,000 products and delivers to industrial and professional customers as we...

As a leading global adhesive tape manufacturer, tesa, has a portfolio of over 7,000 products and delivers to industrial and professional customers as well as end consumers.

With over 100 years experience manufacturing quality tapes for a range of purposes, tesa offers expert advice and technical knowledge that allows businesses to select the most effective solution to improve processes.

One of the company’s offerings, tesa strapping tapes, protects cargo and avoid expensive damages during the shipping and transportation process. tesa’s solutions perform well in a variety of applications are created to handle bundling, palletizing and reinforcing in the industrial packaging industry.

Some of the benefits to using tesa strapping tapes are:

  • Clean removal without fear of leftover residue or stains.

  • Temperature resistance allows effortless security throughout entire transit process.

  • Ultra-thin profile and high performance meet your needs in a variety of strapping applications.

  • Strong adhesive power means zero fear of damaged goods upon delivery.

tesa® Tensilized Polypropylene (TPP) strapping tapes provide excellent adhesion to a variety of surfaces while offering reliable protection during transit. Due to the tape’s low elongation and high tensile strength, it will allow for load shifting without snapping. The tape is ideally used for packaging, palletizing, closing shipping carton, belting electronic components, bundling and reinforcing applications.

You can order a sample here!

 

There are two different product types that vary in thickness and tensile strength. These are the tesa 4090 and the tesa 4287. 

tesa 4090 

Key features: Strong tensilized polypropylene backing with a synthetic rubber adhesive. It has a good initial tack and high shear resistance. 

Thickness: 2.67mils

Tensile strength: 94.78lbs

Sizes: 9mm, 12mm, 18mm, 24mm

Colours: Black, Transparent, White.

 

tesa 4287 

Key features: Strong tensilized polypropylene backing for high tensile strength and low elongation. The tape offers high-tack natural rubber adhesive, it is highly heat and cold resistant and provides good adhesion to low-surface energy substrates.

Thickness: 2.69mils

Tensile strength: 102.78lbs

Sizes: 9mm, 12mm, 18mm, 24mm

Colours: Black, Transparent, Orange.

 

Interested in trying it out? You can order a sample here!

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Jun 9, 2021

Biden establishes Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force

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US government lays out plans for supply chain transformation following results of the supply chain review ordered by President Biden in February

The US government is to establish a new body with the express purpose of addressing imbalances and other supply chain concerns highlighted in a review of the sector, ordered by President Joe Biden shortly after his inauguration. 

The Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force will “focus on areas where a mismatch between supply and demand has been evident,” the White House said. The division will be headed up by the Secretaries of Commerce, Transportation, and Agriculture, and will focus on housing construction, transportation, agriculture and food, and semiconductors - a drastic shortage of which has hit some of the US economy’s biggest industries in consumer technology and vehicle manufacturing. 

“The Task Force will bring the full capacity of the federal government to address near-term supply/demand mismatches. It will convene stakeholders to diagnose problems and surface solutions - large and small, public or private - that could help alleviate bottlenecks and supply constraints,” the White House said. 

In late February, President Biden ordered a 100 day review of the supply chain across the key areas of medicine, raw materials and agriculture, the findings of which were released this week. While the COVID-19 health crisis had a deleterious effect on the nation’s supply chain, the published assessment of findings says the root cause runs much deeper. The review concludes that “decades of underinvestment”, alongside public policy choices that favour quarterly results and short-term solutions, have left the system “fragile”. 

In response, the administration aims to address four key issues head on, strengthening its position in health and medicine, sustainable and alternative energy, critical mineral mining and processing, and computer chips. 

Support domestic production of critical medicines

 

  • A syndicate of public and private entities will jointly work towards manufacturing and onshoring of essential medical suppliers, beginning with a list of 50-100 “critical drugs” defined by the Food and Drug Administration. 
  • The consortium will be led by the Department of Health and Human Services, which will commit an initial $60m towards the development of a “novel platform technologies to increase domestic manufacturing capacity for API”. 
  • The aim is to increase domestic production and reduce the reliance upon global supply chains, particularly with regards to medications in short supply.


Secure an end-to-end domestic supply chain for advanced batteries

 

  • The Department of Energy will publish a ‘National Blueprint for Lithium Batteries’, beginning a 10 year plan to "develop a domestic lithium battery supply chain that combats the climate crisis by creating good-paying clean energy jobs across America”. 
  • The effort will leverage billions in funding “to finance key strategic areas of development and fill deficits in the domestic supply chain capacity”. 


Invest in sustainable domestic and international production and processing of critical minerals

 

  • An interdepartmental group will be established by the Department of Interior to identify sites where critical minerals can be produced and processed within US borders. It will collaborate with businesses, states, tribal nations and stockholders to “expand sustainable, responsible critical minerals production and processing in the United States”. 
  • The group will also identify where regulations may need to be updated to ensure new mining and processing “meets strong standards”.


Partner with industry, allies, and partners to address semiconductor shortages

 

  • The Department of Commerce will increase its partnership with industry to support further investment in R&D and production of semiconductor chips. The White House says its aim will be to “facilitate information flow between semiconductor producers and suppliers and end-users”, improving transparency and data sharing. 
  • Enhanced relationships with foreign allies, including Japan and South Korea will also be strengthened with the express proposed of increasing chip output, promoting further investment in the sector and “to promote fair semiconductor chip allocations”. 
     

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