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Portable Tape Dispenser

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248818D
Publication Date: 2017-Jan-13
Document File: 1 page(s) / 286K

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Abstract

The present publication pertains to a portable tape dispenser which can clean the tape surface and modify the tape surface energy. By adding liquid containers into the tape dispenser, the user can (1) easily clean the surface of the single side coated tape during the tape rewinding process, and (2) increase the adhesion to the backing by changing the material in the containers designed in the tape dispenser.

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Portable Tape Dispenser

The present publication pertains to a portable tape dispenser which can clean the tape surface and

modify the tape surface energy. By adding liquid containers into the tape dispenser, the user can (1)

easily clean the surface of the single side coated tape during the tape rewinding process, and (2)

increase the adhesion to the backing by changing the material in the containers designed in the tape

dispenser.

Some users need to print their product information (like module number or manufacturing site

information) onto a single side coated pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape after the tape has been

successfully applied onto their product. To make sure the tape surface is clean enough and the surface

energy is high enough for printing, sometimes users need to cut the tape into pieces and then use a

solvent like alcohol to clean the surface manually before applying the tape onto their products.

Fig. 1 shows a typical structure of the portable tape dispenser.

In a first example, a user can add solvent like alcohol into container 1 and container 2, then add

something like dishcloth or dry foam into container 3 and container 4. Then, during the tape unwinding

process, the tape surface will be cleaned (by going through containers 1 and 2) and dried (by going

through containers 3 and 4).

In a second example, a user can add a primer into container 3 and container 4. As a result, the user can

get a very high adhesive bonding to the backing while maintaining a...