30 May 2014

Out of a sticky situation

www.thehindu.com, 26 May 2014 – ...Two years of research and work in 3M’s labs and Drew had something that could solve the auto painter’s dilemma — the world’s first masking tape. This two-inch wide tan paper strip backed with a light, pressure sensitive adhesive that came about in 1925 had adhesive along its edges, but not at the middle — a mistake that would give it its name. Read more