The Merco Tape Story
Who We Are
Along the Way
Two generations later we are still a family-owned business. Our book of business now consists of America’s largest manufacturing and distribution companies. You probably come into contact with our products daily through a Fastenal, Grainger, or Ferguson; a Boeing, Lockheed-Martin or NASA; the Department of Defense, Newport News Shipbuilding or Panama Canal Authority. Yet we are still faithful to our roots and proud to work with literally thousands of independent distributors and corner retail establishments.
We offer our US made Threadmaster® threadseal tape in Standard, High and Full densities. Each of those 83 varieties exceed our own high standards of quality and performance. Our tape is the product of choice for countless critical and no-fail applications.
You can be assured: if a manufacturer uses our Merco Threadmaster® Thread Seal tape and a faucet leaks or a plane falls out of the sky it won’t be because the thread seal failed!
Most importantly? ALL our duct tape is made in the USA. Although China has honed making iPads into an art form it still can’t figure out how to produce a good roll of duct tape.
For modern manufacturing we have man made masking: polyester, polyimide, PTFE, UHMW and more. In fact, we have masking tape most people would never dream was masking tape.
theater. Over 100 different sku for the entertainment, hospitality, graphics, design, and the presentation industries. We can cut widths as narrow as ½ inch and as wide as 58 inches. Our color selection has grown from black or black, to black and white, to colors so bright you’ll need sunglasses. Pastels, neons, primary colors and of course we still offer the traditional black and white. We also offer colored and clear vinyl for dance floor applications, safety warnings, double coated cloth tapes for laying carpets and more.
Would you expect anything other than top shelf quality from the owner of www.ElectricalTape.com? All-weather/All-temperature and Flame Retardant in black and colors, price-point general purpose in black and colors, rubber and friction tape. Standard ¾ inch wide and other widths from 12mm to 12”. Thicknesses from 7-mil to 10 mil; we won’t handle anything thinner and you can’t effectively use anything thicker. Bar none - all our electrical tapes meet UL requirements and many meet other even stricter standards.
Carton Sealing Tapes
We source our carton sealing tapes from America of course, from Europe, South Asia (but at the time of this writing less and less from East Asia.) When it comes to PVC we are one of the few remaining container buyers in the USA. (Interesting factoid: In 1972 PVC was the only choice a shipper had in plastic carton sealing).
Barricade and Warning Tapes
These should be only as durable as is needed to get through your current application. That’s why we offer Caution and Danger tapes from a very temporary 1.5 mil up to 3 mils. Police and Public Safety in 3 and 4 mil only. Anything going anyplace near the ground mics out at 4 to a very beefy 6 mils. Buyers’ choice. We also spec only high-quality lead-free inks for all our undergrounds tapes. No lead in the inks to turn black.Why do we take our barricades so seriously? When you are talking miles of tape you really need to buy the right product for your job.
Our tapes are printed on high quality, brightly colored and very durable polyethylene films. We offer all important legends including custom imprints upon request. Did you see our surveyor’s flagging on the splash page? We take our products to the ends of the earth to test performance (and in some cases just to see whether our tape or our tester will cold-fail first)
CloseoutsEven tried and true products from red, white and blue, American brands can end up moving slowly at some point in their life. We are trailer buyers of off priced situations - on the following two conditions: it must be first quality and it must be priced sharp. Be sure to see our closeout page.
TomorrowWhat do we look forward to in the morning? As cliché as it might sound, we look forward to solving your problems with the correct item at the right price with the speed you need, while never sacrificing the service you want and deserve.
From a one-horse pony show back then, to a horizontally integrated provider of adhesive tape solutions today, to continuing to meet your needs tomorrow. We look forward to the challenges, to the opportunities and to the satisfaction knowing we did our best to help you do the job you do best.
Back to todayLook through our site. Examine the breadth of product. Request our catalog or email us with your requirements. Send us your order at a reasonable hour of any workday and your solution could well be on its way that very same day.
After fifty-years-in we are very good, all modesty aside, at both solutions and cost savings for just about every application that uses tape. Make Merco Tape your first go-to for all your tape requirements.
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