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3M Canada celebrates creation of vinyl electrical tape with contest

London, ON -- The 60th anniversary of 3M's invention of vinyl electrical tape is being celebrated at electrical sup...


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May 11, 2007
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

London, ON — The 60th anniversary of 3M’s invention of vinyl electrical tape is being celebrated at electrical supply distributors across the country.

Black vinyl electrical tape is so common today that it is hard to imagine not having at least one roll of it in our toolboxes. However, it wasn’t until the 1940s that this innovative product was created by 3M inventors Snell, Oace, and Eastwold in the U.S. Originally this new type of tape was yellow or white in colour but gradually evolved into what is now called Super 33+ and Super 88.

Currently in its 17th incarnation, Super 33+ and Super 88 insulate, seal and protect electrical connections even in extreme cold, heat and moisture.

In celebration of the milestone, 3M is holding a “Get The BIG Picture” contest from May 1 to June 30, 2007. During this period, specially marked rolls of Super 33+ and Super 88 tape will contain an official contest entry ballot to a sweepstakes for prizes, including three 46-in. flat screen LCD HD televisions.

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For more information about these or any other 3M electrical product, go to http://www.3M.com/electrical. For complete contest details, visit www.3mPromotions.ca/GetTheBigPicture.