Lydney, UK – A new non-adhesive polyurethane tape invented by Richard Brooks, the technical director of Watts Urethane, has reached its funding goal on Kickstarter. The crowdfunding campaign is to fund the purchase of a bespoke tape-making machine for mass production.
Adventure Tape will initially be sold for the outdoors market, although it has multiple other potential applications. It was born from Cooper’s desire to protect the chainstay on his downhill mountain bike from damage with something less ugly than duct tape and more durable than helicopter tape.
The super-strong, stretch and waterproof tape will fix almost anything, Brooks says, without leaving any sticky residue. It will stretch to eight times its original size without breaking, and grips to itself. The tape is also reusable, lasting for multiple uses.
It will be sold in 3.6m lengths and three widths – 9, 18 and 43mm. The first rolls are slated for delivery in April 2018.