Hickory, N.C., June 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shurtape Technologies, LLC, a leading producer of pressure-sensitive tapes, is making it even easier for students, educators, tape distributors and more to access helpful information about choosing and using pressure-sensitive tapes with the launch of its new website: TapeUniversity.com.
Today, the site is focused on the HVAC and Packaging industries, but additional industries will be added over the next few months. Visitors will find blog posts, videos and articles by Shurtape’s product management team, covering topics such as the differences between HVAC tape backings and adhesives, why some packaging tapes won’t stick to recycled cartons, and how tape can cause downtime on the packaging line.
The site also serves as the online home of Shurtape’s Mission: HVAC and Mission: Packaging programs. Through these programs, the company is challenging six students (three HVAC, three packaging) to complete a series of themed missions related to their areas of study. Upon completion of each challenge, the students report their findings via blog posts on the site to earn up to $5,000 each to help prepare them for their future endeavors.
“In 2015, we took a stand to support education with the introduction of our Mission: HVAC program, through which we followed three HVAC students as they completed a year of trade school. During our conversations with students and educators about this program, and more recently about the Mission: Packaging program, it became clear that easy-to-access, reliable information about tape was lacking,” said Laura Pierce, senior media manager. “So, we decided to hit the issue head-on and created TapeUniversity.com to serve as an educational resource to answer the commonly asked questions about tape – as well as invite visitors to ask their own.”
Got a question about tape? See what's trending or ask away at TapeUniversity.com.
Shurtape®, Hickory, N.C., is an industry-leading producer of pressure-sensitive tapes designed to meet the most exacting standards. Products include masking and paper, foil and film, packaging, double-coated, cloth and duct, and other specialty tape products, in addition to packaging dispensers and equipment for automated and manual packaging applications. Recognized as a Responsible Tape Manufacturer by the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC), Shurtape proudly serves a variety of markets, from painting and packaging to HVAC and transportation, with facilities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Peru, United Arab Emirates and China. For more information, visit shurtape.com, find us on Facebook® (facebook.com/Shurtape), follow us on Twitter® (@shurtapetech) or watch our videos on YouTube®(youtube.com/ShurtapeTech).
Michelle Rash RLF Communications 336-553-1733 (office) 336-823-5501 (mobile)