Tech Team #909 30mm x 3m Nano Tape
People like to call this a miracle tape or something of that nature, but it’s really not a total miracle, it’s just a very technologically advanced product. You’re also going to hear people advertising this as being a very strong adhesive. Technically, it’s not an adhesive and I’ll get into that at the end of my comments. You probably want to know how it works and what it does and what it can do for you. wall here so we’re going to put something on it just to see how that works. OK, a couple of things. You probably heard advertisements on this as gecko tape and things of that nature and its miracle and does all kinds of great things. Well, those are just claims and you really have to use a little discretion and common sense when you’re evaluating how are you going to use this. One of the things you need to consider is not just the surface you’re applying it to, but how that surface is applied to whatever that’s applied to. In other words, if you have a painted wall the connection between the nano tape and the paint can be very solid and very stable. However, if the connection between the paint and the surface the paint has been applied to is not as strong as the bond between the nano tape and the paint what’s going to happen is not going to make you very happy, because when you peel the nano tape away you’re probably going to pull some of the paint with it. In other words, if you have a wall, that has primer properly applied and then you have paint that’s properly applied to the primer and therefore you have a good bond between the primer and the drywall and the paint and the primer.You should be able to apply the nano tape and pull it off many times without having any issues whatsoever. OK, consideration number 2, if you go on YouTube and you take a look at a lot of videos you’re going to see people using a small piece of this tape to hold up bricks and God knows what else. Please keep in mind that the ability of the nano tape to support anything is basically a function of the amount of tape that you use versus the size and weight of what you’re trying to hang. In other words, it’s probably a pretty good idea to use copious amounts of tape to attach anything to a wall surface. Tech Team’s number 909 30mm wide by 3 m long nano tape and that type of connective material is commonly called gecko tape. That reference to the gecko is not made because anybody trying to sell you insurance. The reason marketers like to call it gecko tape is saying is that it uses the same technology that a Gecko uses to cling to just about any surface even upside down.The key is the way the bottom of the gecko’s foot pad is configured and constructed. What makes these things sticky? Something called vertically aligned carbon nanotube technology. What that means is that a polymer which the tape is made from and on the hooks, has been developed that emulates the soles of the little guy’s feet and this technology is non chemical. In other words, it’s not epoxy,it’s not something that actually sticks like glue and then sets and bonds. It’s something completely different. It’s actually mechanical in nature and that the vertically aligned carbon nano tubes are microscopically small and they can reach into the space between the molecules of whatever surface it is you’re attaching the nano tape to. And since this is non chemical, not adhesive, no epoxy or anything like that, there is no residue, nor is there any chemical smell. This explains why the shear strength, in other words, pushing down on the item when it’s attached to a wall is extremely strong, with the little nano tubes intertwined between the molecules of whatever the surface is. However, when you want to take something off the wall and you pull it directly off, it disengages rather easily. Since this is a non chemical process, it’s also easy to understand why the nano tape can be washed clean and then reapplied to a surface.