Technical Articles

Shurtape Technologies, LLC has published these technical articles:

(Industrial Tapes)
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In both automated and manual carton sealing applications ensuring a reliable case seal, while also limiting tape waste can be a balancing act. One way to achieve both is to determine and apply the...
(Industrial Tapes)
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Tape is an important component to achieving total system closure - and shouldn't be forgotten when prepping for the job. There are many options available, each serving their own unique purpose....
(Packaging and Labeling Equipment)
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According to Business Insider, "experts predict robots will take over 30 percent of our jobs by 2025."...
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Among the first things I learned about the Packaging Industry were its power of innovation, importance in both protecting and presenting a product, and the breadth of opportunities it provides to...
(Industrial Tapes)
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Often caused by flooding or other sources of excess moisture, mold is notorious for causing unsightly staining on walls, ceilings, and other surfaces while creating unsafe living conditions due to the...
(Industrial Tapes)
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Description and use of abatement/barricade tape in professional setting...
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How do I protect floors when painting?...
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Instructions on how best to remove stucco tape...
(Packaging and Labeling Equipment)
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A roll of tape is susceptible to damage before it even gets to the packaging line. The proper storage of packaging tape can make the difference between a strong carton seal and tape failure that leads...
(Packaging and Labeling Equipment)
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What exactly is Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)? That was the second challenge for our Mission: Packaging students....
(HVAC - Ventilation)
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They say we spend 90 percent of our day indoors - whether in our homes, at school, at work. So, it's critical we work to control the amount of indoor pollution we come into contact with. Things like...
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Making a mistake on the job could result in costly call-backs and damage to your reputation. Bottom line: Everyone wants to a hire a good contractor - someone who takes pride in the job....
(Industrial Tapes)
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HVAC professionals need to be able to adjust to trends in the industry in order to meet the needs of their customers and be successful in their business for the long-term....
(HVAC - Cooling)
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If you have ever faced sky-high heating or cooling bills despite feeling like your home or office is never quite the temperature you want it to be, you know how impactful system efficiency is. But how...
(HVAC - Cooling)
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We wanted our students to learn from the long-time HVAC pros who have relied on the same tried and true materials for decades and find out why they use what they use. Follow along with Gustavo, Aaron,...
(Industrial Tapes)
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For their second-to-last mission, we challenged Aaron, Gustavo, and Chris to tune into the business side of HVAC and do some research on the critical but seldom seen operations that go into running...
(Industrial Tapes)
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The Earth is something many people take into consideration every day. Many businesses are also choosing to do their parts - whether reducing, reusing and/or recycling or simply making better - more...
(Industrial Tapes)
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In today's evolving consumer culture, packaging is not only designed to protect the enclosed product, but also provide an experience for the consumer. This experience creates a lasting impression...
(Material Handling and Packaging Services)
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Mission: Packaging 2017 - Challenge Nine: Alum Interview...
(Material Handling and Packaging Services)
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Whether they developed a stronger passion for the packaging industry or discovered a new avenue in the industry that suits their interests, Caroline, Tristen, and Kari gained valuable insight into...
(Industrial Tapes)
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For Packaging Pros, e-commerce has changed the way that products are packaged and cartons are sealed....
(Industrial Tapes)
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HICKORY, N.C. (June 2014) Although there are a million and one uses for duct tape, there are only a few ways to make it. In North America, the most common methods are through lamination or...
(Industrial Tapes)
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Companies involved in e-commerce and consumer packaged goods have long faced a number of problems and inefficiencies, and many of these are a result of tape issues....
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What are the benefits of reflective insulation for HVAC ductwork?...
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With so many HVAC tapes to choose from, picking the right tape for the job is important for success. Among the considerations when selecting is the type of adhesive, which can impact the tape's...
(Industrial Tapes)
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In stucco applications, tape failure can take a few different forms...
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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Definition and description of R-vlaue and its relation to insulation...
(Specialized Industrial Products)
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A definition and description of wash-down and why it is important in the packaging industry...
(Industrial Tapes)
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Many new paints are being designed with lower or zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs) compared to traditional paints due to a growing demand for non-toxic paint products. While this may be a good...
(Industrial Tapes)
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Discussion of why being waterproof is an essential characteristic of stucco tape...
(Industrial Tapes)
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A common question that HVAC technicians who are new to reflective insulation ask is why it must be installed with air gaps at regular intervals between the reflective material and the surface to which...
(Industrial Tapes)
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Why are some stucco tapes red?...
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Why can't I use general purpose duct tape on HVAC ductwork?...
(Industrial Tapes)
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When taping a plenum, it is recommended to use a UL Listed foil tape. The plenum is usually made from sheet metal and is connected to the supply outlet of an HVAC system. The heated (or cooled) air is...
(Industrial Tapes)
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Prep for success on your next job with these 5 things to consider when choosing an electrical tape:...
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An HVAC tape's performance is directly related to its measurable characteristics, and understanding the impact each quality makes is critical to choosing the right tape for the job. Does your HVAC...
(Industrial Tapes)
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When it comes to choosing the right duct tape for the job, it’s important to understand how they are tested and measured. Below are common tape performance characteristics to consider:...
(Industrial Tapes)
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When it comes to choosing the right duct tape for the job, it's important to understand how they are tested and measured. Below are common tape performance characteristics to consider:...
(Industrial Tapes)
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Things to Know Before Investing in Electrical Tape...
(Industrial Tapes)
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Most of us have come in contact with mold at some point in time - whether you've uncovered it in a corner in your house or had to toss a loaf of bread that was starting to go bad - mold can crop up...
(Refractory, Fireproofing and Thermal Insulation)
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When we talk about the health risks associated with abatement and remediation jobs in hospitals, bacteria and viruses are among the top concerns. These microscopic hazards are easily spread and...
(Industrial Tapes)
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There's no denying the impact that an HVAC technician can make on a family or the employees of an organization when you consider the importance of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)....
(Industrial Tapes)
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Colored masking tape is a versatile tool that is popular for use in classrooms because it is available in a wide variety of fun colors and can be used temporarily. This is especially critical for...
(Industrial Tapes)
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When it comes to apartment and multi-housing complexes, tape is a must-have tool for a variety of jobs, from tasks around the front office and keeping up with grounds and landscaping to construction,...
(Industrial Tapes)
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Choosing and using tape is our specialty here at Tape University - and dispelling the myths and misconceptions surrounding tape so that you can do your job better is the goal of every article we...
(Industrial Tapes)
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Are you using the right grade of packaging tape for your application?...
(Education and Career Services)
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The shortage of skilled labor in trades such as HVAC has become a hot topic in the industry - as seasoned pros reach retirement age; many positions are left unfilled due to a lack of qualified...
(Education and Career Services)
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The skilled labor shortage has had a major impact on HVAC businesses, but the future of the trades isn't all "doom and gloom." The opportunities to get involved and make an impact are abundant, and...
(Education and Career Services)
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Technology is always changing - and HVAC pros need to stay informed of the latest and greatest equipment and trends that will have an impact on the future of the trade. That's why we asked our...
(HVAC - Cooling)
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For this challenge, we asked the Mission students to get out into the field to shadow a local HVAC pro and then tell us about their experience and what they learned....
(Education and Career Services)
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The skilled labor shortage has taken over headlines in the past few years and with the continued (and ever-growing) demand for technicians, the HVAC industry is facing a crisis. For his first mission,...
(HVAC - Cooling)
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We've heard several misconceptions and stereotypes related to the HVAC industry...so we challenged our Mission: HVAC educator, Chris Walters, to tell us about what he hears about the HVAC world, along...
(Industrial Tapes)
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There are a lot of misconceptions around HVAC tape - and we're here to straighten out the facts. Knowing the truth will equip you to always choose the right tools to get the job done right, the first...
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Choose a duct tape that is right for your next project with these 5 things to consider:...
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Not all electrical tapes are made the same! Consider these 5 things when choosing a tape for your job:...
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Double-sided abatement tape was created with the intention of simplifying the containment building process during abatement and remediation jobs. As opposed to the traditional two-step containment...
(Education and Career Services)
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We've reached the end of our Under the Microscope series - and today's topic may be one of the least taken seriously despite posing a threat severe enough to be deadly....
(Industrial Tapes)
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In some HVAC applications, UL listings are critical for code compliance. This means the HVAC tape used has the proper adhesion and exceptional shear strength needed to stay in place effectively for...
(Industrial Tapes)
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Elongation is a measure of the extent to which a tape is able to stretch before breaking. Measured in percentages, elongation is a good indicator of how a tape handles and how well it responds to the...
(Industrial Tapes)
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There are several differences that make line set tape stand out from traditional foil tapes for indoor HVAC use....
(Industrial Tapes)
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Manually applying packaging tape to cartons using a hand-held dispenser - rather than using an automated dispenser - is common in small-scale, non-automated packaging operations. Since using a hand...
(Industrial Tapes)
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Gaffer's tape - made with a coated cloth backing and synthetic rubber-based adhesive - is an easy removal tape that does not damage or leave residue on application surfaces. It is most commonly used...
(Industrial Tapes)
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Housewrap is crucial in creating an air barrier to stop uncontrolled air flow - helping to prevent interior damage, mold growth, and increased heating and cooling costs. Housewrap tape helps to seal...
(Packaging and Labeling Equipment)
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In the packaging industry, the substrate of a carton refers to the type of material that the carton you are sealing is made out of. The most common type of substrate is corrugated fiberboard....
(Industrial Tapes)
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Most painter's tapes are designed to be relatively gentle - especially in comparison to more robust tapes like duct tapes - but not all of them are equal when it comes to their effect on certain...
(Industrial Tapes)
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When it comes to HVAC tapes, there are a lot of options to choose from. The backing type has an impact on the tape's performance, and it's important to know how to choose the best type for the...
(Industrial Tapes)
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We've talked a lot about the importance of airtight barriers for abatement at Tape University, but this month we're going to dive deeper and take a closer look at the real-life hazards that go unseen....
(Industrial Tapes)
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Deciding on the right type of floor marking tape is important based on usage and overall need. In recent events, we are seeing the growing need to properly mark areas intended for: People to maintain...
(HVAC - Cooling)
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For this challenge, we asked our Mission: HVAC students to do a little bit of research into upcoming or trending technologies that could impact the HVAC industry. Here's what they found:...