Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Supports Creation of Much-Needed Facemasks

-Company’s DP 401 double-sided tape relied upon for foam application-

HICKORY, N.C. (April 8, 2020) – As the world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturers, universities and other organizations are stepping up to join the fight, especially when it comes to getting the medical community much-needed supplies. Shurtape Technologies, LLC, an industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of adhesive tape and consumer home and office products, is among those manufacturers – and essential businesses – working to ensure critical products are available to various industries, professionals, consumers and more.

 

Although often overlooked, tape is playing a major part in this ongoing crisis event: packaging tapes are being used to seal cartons of essential food, medicines and personal hygiene products; duct and painter’s tapes are being tasked with quick fixes and updates around the home; medical tapes are being depended upon by various hospitals and health clinics; and HVAC tapes are needed to keep residential and commercial systems maintained and running in peak condition. Even double-sided tapes have a place in this battle.

 

Most recently, the Company’s Shurtape® brand DP 401 double-coated polyester film tape is being entrusted to secure foam pads to face shield visors in the University of North Carolina’s (UNC) emergency face shield manufacturing effort.

DP 401 - Liner Removal 3 - Application

Additionally, following social distancing protocols to maintain 6 feet from others, UNC is also leveraging Shurtape® brand floor marking and barrier tapes, like VP 415 warning stripe tape, BT 200 woven barricade tape and P- 628 gaffer’s tape,  to define work areas and hygiene safety zones, as well as denote transfer areas for materials and finished products.