Le Mark launch environment-focused gaffer tape
29 January 2020
For many years Le Mark has sought to find ways of reducing its impact on the environment. Working to give their customers a choice when it comes to the use of tapes and consideration for the world we live in. January 2020 saw the company make its biggest ever leap in producing an environment-focused gaffer tape, with its launch of MagTape™ Ultra-Matt.
“The ultimate aim was to produce a biodegradable or recyclable gaffer tape. But like many industries trying to go green, we found the technology to make it affordable, just wasn’t there for us yet. But, there must be something we could do!” Said Le Mark’s managing director, Stuart Gibbons.
Determined not to give up, the team knew they needed to look at things from a different angle and began to re-think how gaffer tape ‘could’ be made. Going back to basics, they reviewed everything that went into the makeup of a traditional gaffer tape and the processes in its production…
How could we save energy in manufacturing?
What chemicals could we remove?
What materials could we make recyclable?
The way which gaffer tape is often made has not changed much over the years, so trying to find something that could be made a little differently was no easy task. After years of testing and an exceptional team effort between Le Mark and one of its primary manufacturing plants, they’ve made a huge leap forward.
By stripping back chemicals and streamlining its manufacturing process, Le Mark are proud to introduce MagTape™ Ultra Matt. A 100% toluene free, low VOC gaffer tape that’s been produced with reduced chemical release agents, using an energy efficient manufacturing process. Completed with a natural rubber based, residue resistant adhesive and supplied with widely recyclable packaging.