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NADCO® BLOG

The NADCO® Blog is an excellent source to learn more about new products, our processes, and other insider information. Here you will find our most recent blog posts, if you would like to read more please visit nadcoblog.wordpress.com.


The Origins of Tape

July 20, 2018 ~  Did you know that the discovery of adhesive tape originated from tree sap? While the first use of tape didn’t appear until 1845, the adhesive substance that is commonly found in many tapes today dates back all the way to 4000 B.C where pots were made with the substance derived from tree sap.

However, it wasn’t until 1925 when the first official
.... –  Click HERE to learn more. 

This Month's Featured Industry- Construction

June 12, 2018 ~  There is one inevitable activity that occurs every summer. No it's not the annual vacation or family reunion but rather it is construction. Construction is one of the pioneer industries in the world, constantly improving upon infrastructure to make the world a better place. As much as construction can hinder our daily commutes & activities, the roads.... –  Click HERE to learn more. 

Let's Talk Prototyping!

May 8, 2018 ~  The word prototype derives from the Greek protos, "first" and typos, "impression".A prototype is an early sample, model, or release of a product built to test a concept or process or to act as a thing to be replicated or learned from. A prototype is generally used to evaluate a new design or idea. Prototyping serves to provide specifications for a real, working piece rather than a theoretical one. In some design workflow models, creating a prototype (a process sometimes called materialization) is the step between the formalization and the evaluation of an idea.
Many people have contacted Nadco to prototype their idea. During the initial contact, questions
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Just keep at it!

April 4, 2018 ~  Thomas Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. When a reporter asked, "How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?" Edison replied, "I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps."

Henry Ford failed and went broke five times before he succeeded. R. H. Macy failed seven times before.... –  Click HERE to learn more

Trade Show Power
March 2, 2018 ~  Many companies go to trade shows to find potential new customers or to introduce themselves to a market. Drawing in potential customers to your booth is critical to success. Early in February the NADCO team went to the MD&M West show in California. Our President, Rená, made fresh cookies during the event. Needless to say the smell of fresh cookies drew in many, some coming back a second time for the warm ones. The whole set up was designed to.... –  Click HERE to learn more

A Gift That Loves You Back
February 6, 2018 ~  Valentine's Day is fast approaching, what is the best gift to give that's better than jewelry, flowers, or cards? Dark Chocolate.Made from the seed of the cocoa tree, dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health. It is also one of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet. Studies show that dark chocolate can improve.... –  Click HERE to learn more

Niche Products Are The New Thing

January 10, 2018 ~ There are so many hip new products now that nobody had heard of before until they were marketed in an ecommerce environment. Physical locations rely on foot traffic and location which definitely shrinks reach. Forward-thinking merchants want to reach a bigger audience to compensate for a smaller target group, ecommerce offers endless opportunities to educate about a new product. Ecommerce is proving to be the best channel for selling niche products. Actually, it might be even easier to cater to a more specific target customer group online – you have better targeting tools and traffic efforts can be really.... –  Click HERE to learn more. 

Let It Snow?

December 10, 2017 ~ As we enter into the last month of 2017, a dreaded date for some is December 21, the beginning of winter. Nadco is located in the Sunshine State of Florida, south of Tampa, and we very rarely get snow (flurries). Due to Florida's low latitude and subtropical climate, temperatures cold enough to support significant snowfall are infrequent and their duration is fleeting. However, for those who think it never snows in Florida would be mistaken. The earliest recorded instance... –    Click HERE to learn more. 

Why Turkey For Thanksgiving?

November 5, 2017 ~ In 1621 the Pilgrims of Plymouth had a celebration that is considered the First Thanksgiving. Colonist William Bradford noted in his journal that there were definitely wild turkeys in the Plymouth area. Since Bradford wrote of how the colonists had hunted wild turkeys during the autumn of 1621 and since turkey is a uniquely American (and scrumptious) bird, it gained traction as the Thanksgiving meal of choice for... –    Click HERE to learn more. 

Halloween Safety Tip – Use Reflective and Glow Tapes.

October 3, 2017 ~ With Halloween just around the corner, parents should be thinking safety for their little ones. The number one hazard is kids being hit by cars because drivers simply didn’t see them. To keep them safe, supply children with flashlights and accent costumes and candy bags with reflective or glow in the dark tape. With a little imagination you can create an entire homemade costume with reflective or glow tape. The reflective tape will glow in the beams of a car’s headlights making your child easy to spot.

Reflective tapes reflect light in one of two ways –    Click HERE to learn more. 

Let’s (Pet) Rock

September 4, 2017 ~ September 3rd was Pet Rock Day. Conceived in 1975 by advertising executive Gary Dahl, Pet Rocks are smooth stones gathered from Mexico’s Rosarito Beach. They were marketed like live pets, in custom cardboard boxes, compl…   Click HERE to learn more. 

10 Days, 42 Days, Next Day

August 11, 2017 ~ 10 Days – There’s only 10 days left before the solar eclipse. On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun can be seen over most of the middle of the U.S. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun. If you plan on watching, make sure you use proper eye protection.

42 Days – There’s only 42 days until the Autumnal Equinox. Even though    Click HERE to learn more. 

Stick It – Adhesive Talk

July 17, 2017 ~ When most people think about tape or labels, if it sticks it works. But there’s a lot more to the adhesives used in tapes and labels than just being sticky. The adhesive that makes your label or tape stick can have varying levels of grip, shelf life, and longevity depending on the intended use. The adhesive can also be made from a variety of materials either man made or natural. In this post, we’ll look at Rubber, Silicone, and Acrylic.
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Industry Definitions

May 30, 2017 ~ NADCO®, like most companies, has industry terms and jargon, but what does it all mean? What does it mean to have your label kiss-cut versus die-cut? Or the 4-Color Process versus the 7 Spot Color Printing Process? Below you will find many of our industry terms and their definitions:
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The difference between our Anti-Slip Tapes

May 17, 2017 ~Anti-Slip Tape is an extra precaution in accident prone locations, like ladders, decks, ramps, bathtubs and stairs. These materials are made to last an extended period of time and exceed many OSHA standards. At NADCO® we offer different styles of safety tracks to meet the needs of any customer our Anti-Slip products are listed as 3420 Glo-Brite Safety Track Tape, 188 Vinyl Anti-Slip Tape, 189 Grit Safety Tape and 189 Y-B Yellow and Black Anti-Slip Grit Tape, but what are the real differences between each product?
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How Your Company Will Benefit From Marketing Materials

April 28, 2017 ~Marketing Materials help by creating an image for the company, items like window decals and banners are what make a company memorable. Something as simple as a label will create brand trust and most importantly customer retention. Companies large and small can truly benefit from using marketing materials, materials like banners, posters, labels, and window decals. Here are more reasons why your company will benefit from marketing materials:
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