Need Gaffers Tape? Fill ‘Er Up!

tape raw materialsIn the face of relentless raw material price increases used for almost all of the products we sell, I have been forced to follow commodity markets, something I never expected to have to do.

We’ve even built a new web site that tracks the cost of tape raw materials futures in real time.

We’ve watched the decrease in futures cost of all the major materials that make up a roll of gaffers tape, and the news is good, or should be. ¬†Unfortunately, tape manufacturers have to commit to materials purchases months in advance (based on what the product is expected to cost months into the future) and the run up in costs for futures purchases at the end of last year is now impacting tape prices and sending them in the wrong direction.

It seems that if the cost of filling up your car is steadily coming down, then the cost up taping down a cable shouldn’t be steadily going up.

If you are interested in getting a sense of where tape prices should be headed, I invite you to visit this web page on a regular basis. is your source for information about the adhesive tape industry.  All the news about gaffers tape, safety tapes, duct tape, vinyl tapes and new developments in tape technology.  Share your comments and questions with us.


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