What is Scotch tape?

Answer Scotch tape is an example of a genericized trademark, meaning people use it to talk about a class of product when it really refers to a specific manufacturer's product. The classic Scotch tape is t... Read More »

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Would it be alright to restore a cassette tape by placing scotch tape in between?

Yeah, you can do that. I used to have a government job working with those large tape reels, and we were taught to splice the tape that way. Just line up both sides of the tape, cut it at a 45 deg... Read More »

Is Scotch tape recyclable?

Scotch tape is recyclable--the list of recyclable household items gets longer every day. There are companies that sell recycled adhesive tape and paper is often recycled with bits of tape still att... Read More »

How do I get Scotch tape off of a glass?

Remove Scotch tape from the glass with a razor blade. Carefully place the blade beneath one edge of the tape, and use the razor blade to lift up the tape. Pull the tape slowly off the glass. If the... Read More »

How is Scotch tape made?

Scotch tape is 3M's brand name of clear cellophane tape. The original Scotch tape adhesive formula included rubber, oils and resins. The current formula is a trade secret, but the general process i... Read More »