Date sent: Thu, 31 Jul 1997 16:05:12 -0500
Subject: Re: (Fwd) Re: [TowerTalk] (Fwd) Re: tape differences
My audience is growing!! First of all in comparison of the 33+ and
Super 88 to the "old" 33 and 88, we changed over to offer a more
flexible backing for better handling. While the backing changed the
mil thickness has remained the same. The 33+ is a 7 mil and the Super
88 is 8.5 mil. The old tapes did have a "stiffer" feel. A few years
ago we changed the adhesive on both the 33+ and Super 88 to provide
better cold handling capabilities. It is the same adhesive for both.
Through our market research we have noted very strong user prefrence
for each of these tapes. We do not claim that either one is a
"better" tape. It is personal preference as to which handles your
application better. Generally we regard the 33+ tape as having greater
flexibility and the Super 88 as having greater mechanical strenght.
It is very interesting to hear feedback on any of our products in the
Electrical Division. Keep those cards and letters coming!!! Our
division will have our own web pages within about a month. Currently
questions come in through our corporate home page. Our site will have
a catalog as well as distributor information. Please keep in touch
and thanks for your interest in 3M.
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>Date: Tue, 29 Jul 1997 03:17:52 -0700
>From: Jan & Del Seay <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] (Fwd) Re: tape differences
>I looked - and no help. I still maintain there is a drastic
>composition difference between 33+ and 88. In cold weather,
>(I mean COLD WEATHER) the 88 sticks where 33 doesn't. I have a
>friend with 3M and asked him, explaining that the company
>propaganda says the only difference is the thickness.
>He just smiled, winked and passed it by.
>See ya' de KL7HF
> > I have to believe there is more to it than just thickness. 88 is
> > in different thicknesses as well. Super 88 is thinner than
> > regular
> > what I remember, as is Super 33+ to regular 33... someone correct
> > I'm wrong.
> > 73, Tyler K3MM
> Tyler, I think I can direct you to the bottom line. I guarantee you
> an answer to all your questions. Look at
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> DONNIE, KE4RNA
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