When it comes to tape, the kind you use is much more important than the cost or the brand. You wouldn’t think that this could make a big difference in your bottom line, but trust us — an unbeatable price on the wrong kind of tape for your company's needs could end up costing you a lot of money. At Englewood Company, we’ve been helping business owners for decades identify the right kind of tape for specific applications. With the right tape, you can cut down on waste, lower your material costs, and improve the efficiency of your workflow.
Call the Englewood Company today, and let’s have a conversation about improving your bottom line!
If you’re reading this page right now, chances are good that you’re looking to change your company’s tape supply. Before doing so, consider the performance of the tape you’ve been using. Are you using a tape because that's the way you've always done it? How much money are you losing or wasting in your work processes? Before purchasing different tape for your application, we, at Englewood Company, would like to talk you through the process of industrial tape selection. Let’s start by clearing up some common misconceptions:
We’ve seen many of our clients using the ‘thumb test’ — how well the tape sticks to one’s thumb as an indicator for how well it will stick to an application — to evaluate tape. There are many different kinds of tape and each will work differently depending on the specific surfaces it is applied to. Let our industrial tape experts guide you!
Don’t start your tape selection process by simply comparing datasheets. Unless you are adhering tape to stainless steel or kraft paper surfaces, most adhesion data will have limited usefulness.
The brand name should not be a starting point to identify the most cost-effective industrial tapes for your applications. Tape manufacturers offer a wide variety of tapes, each with its own level of performance characteristics for particular applications. Brand names are more of a marketing tool than a reliable indicator of performance — ask our industrial tape experts for help instead!
Buying rolls of tape can be effective for certain applications, but in many cases, it‘s not as cost-effective as buying specially-sized pieces of tape. There are many common sizes of tape rolls that could help, but in some cases, it’s more efficient to complete the application with a fabricated roll or part.
If you’re looking to optimize your company’s workflow and budget with a more cost-effective tape, the Englewood Company can help! We’ll work with you to understand your tape applications and identify the most important characteristics for the most effective solution. We will guide you in selecting the most cost-effective and reliable industrial tape for your situation. Remember, cost alone isn’t everything — the best price on the wrong tape could cost you a lot of money. Let’s have a conversation and find you a solution that will stick!