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The Monkey Grip Tape is a 5 Meter / 16.5 Foot roll of Gel Nano Pad Grip Tape designed to be the best tape you will ever buy!
The Monkey Grip Tape is a 5 Meter / 16.5 Foot roll of Gel Nano Pad Grip Tape designed to be the best tape you will ever buy!
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Monkey Grip | Gel Grip Tape | The Best Tape You'll EVER Buy!

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The Monkey Grip - Tape, is a 5 Meter / 16.5 Foot roll of Gel Pad Grip Tape designed to be the most reliable, useful and strong tool for sticking items to items. Using our own strong and reliable Gel compound design, combined with it’s unique size, length and thickness, The Monkey Grip Tape is the best Value, Best Quality and Best Overall Solution for all your Gel Pad needs.

Monkey Grip Tape is 5m / 16.5 f Long!

Monkey Grip Tape’s unique size means you can measure out and cut lengths of Monkey Grip Gel pad to suit your every need. From Hanging pictures and posters, keeping rugs from moving around, for use as a furniture stop, to everyday Gel Pads uses like organising cables, place items to your walls, sticking your phone or tablet to any surface or just sticking anything to anything else!

Cut to ANY length you need!

 Easy to Place and Stick! 

Once cut to size, Monkey Grip Tape is easily removable and infinitely washable and reusable! Just make sure to give it a wash each time you remove it from a surface to make it just like new! To remove, simply take one corner and pull away lightly with steady force. This will remove the pad from the wall with no damage! To wash, just run it under warm water and lightly massage the dirt and grime off. Once done, leave it to air dry over the tap or drying rack.

Monkey Grip is Easy Remove!

And with no damage walls and surfaces! 

Just Wash and Re-Use!

Monkey Grip Tape = 71 x Standard sized Adhesive Gel / Nano Pads!

One roll of 5 Meter / 16.5 Foot Monkey Grip Gel Pap Grip Tape is the equivalent of approximately 71 Standard sized Gel / Nano Pads!

                       
  • The Monkey Grip Tape is a 5 Meter / 16.5 Foot roll of Gel Pad Grip Tape 
  • Is easily cut to any size! Making it the best Gel Pad solution on the market! 
  • It is easily removable and will not damage your walls or surfaces! 
  • Washable and Infinitely reusable! 
  • With a width of 3cm (1.2 Inch) and the ability to be cut to any length, The Monkey Grip Tape is perfect for any job! 
  • One roll is the equivalent of approximately 71 Standard sized Gel / Nano Pads! How is that for value for money! 
  • Can hold items up to 1 KG (2.2 LBS) on smooth surfaces* 
  • Made from our own Monkey Grip Gel Formula and specifications which we believe makes it the best Value, Best Quality and Best Overall Solution for all your Gel Pad needs. 
  • With a 3mm (0.12 Inch) deep core, The Monkey Grip Tape will stick to almost any smooth, clean and non-porous surface and stay there! 
  • Will work in perfectly in a temperature range from -16C (0F) or above 62C (150F) 
  • Non-Toxic, Recyclable and Eco-Friendly - The Monkey Grip Tape is safe and Non-Toxic and when you're done with it, it can easily be recycled
 
                         

Due to Monkey Grip Tape's unique size, thickness, length and our own Gel super strong and re-usable Gel formula there are an infinite amount of potential uses! So get creative and change your life with Monkey Grip Tape! 

Use Monkey Grip as a Furniture Stop!

 Organise Your Kitchen Tools! 

 Hang Paintings and Wall Hangings! 

Correct Paintings!

Organise Keys!

 Organise Remotes and Gadgets!

 Even Organise the Bathroom!

Fix slipping Rugs! 

And Much, Much More! 

                         

The Monkey Grip Tape measures in 5 Meters / 16.5 Feet, Making it a sizeable and practical length. 

The Monkey Grip tape can hold up to 1 KG / 2.2 LB on any smooth clean surface. But we do recommend that you test the surface and weight of the item before affixing anything heavy to a wall or surface. Like with any adhesive, Monkey Grip cannot bond well with dirt, dust, moisture or porous surfaces. So be sure that the surface and object are clean, non-porous and dirt and dust free for the best results! 

OUR FORMULA:

The Gel formula we have created for Monkey Grip is a unique blend of Polyurethane Elastomer made by a specific reaction between the Prepolymer and Curative. When working with this type of material there are 5 variables that when each react a certain way, create a unique result. This is the reason that Gel products have such a wide range of uses, some are used in Bras and Shoes, they are not sticky at all, but still have a gel consistency. While some gel products have the same consistency while they also hold adhesive properties strong enough to be used in automobile manufacturing.

The Manufacturing process we use to make the Monkey Grip formula is as follows and some of you may have heard of it before. In it's most basic terminology it can be described as an A / B reaction formula. The Prepolymer material (the 'A') and what is called the Curative (the 'B') come together and depending of the 5 variables, amount of A, amount of B, temperature of mould plate, substrate temperature (the temperature of A and B) and timing of mixture, we can see different results and a vastly different product. The prepolymer consists of an isocyanate (or an NCO) that reacts with the hydroxyl (OH) in the curative, which creates the adhesive qualities depending on the above variables. All the five variables, were tested in over 55 combinations to finally come to the current formula we now use for The Monkey Grip. The Monkey Grip formula takes all these variables into account to create a 'upper middle ground' gel pad. The end result is a Gel Pad that has a strong core, making it durable, while having a high amount of adhesive properties but not so much that will rip paint off or damage walls. By applying particular quantities of the prepolymer and the curative at varying temperatures, we found many different styles of gel pad could be made at various levels of adhesive and so through much testing, we found a result we were happy with.

We are currently working with Patent lawyers to patent our particular formula and manufacturing methods. However, we have found that chemical patents are expensive to process and often times difficult and also expensive to enforce. So we are still looking into channels for a chemical patent, while also looking into other forms of patent such as manufacturing styles.

Prototypes and Design Process: 

As mentioned above, we use an A/B curing method to create our own formula for Monkey Grip. To create Monkey Grip Tape we cure our A/B formula on large plates, these plates are 5m x 1m. But can be 5m x 2-3m. This means that once our A/B formula has cured and everything has set, Monkey Grip Tape is rolled up into large rolls 1 - 3m long. They are then precision cut to into 3cm widths which make up our Monkey Grip Tape! 

Our very first tests and our very first prototype and manufacturing test was white! The Monkey Grip Tape formula originally performed best when it reacted and cured with a dye that we added to the mix. We later found that this in fact was unreliable and being white, obviously, would lose it's color and get very dirty very quickly. 

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Here you can see the original White Cured Formula now being rolled into it's 5m / 16.5Ft roll Pre-Cutting. 

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After some time, tests, 34 prototypes and a trip to Dongguan, China to meet 'Woods', our Manufacturing Manager at the factory we have partnered with, we came to the realisation that the white style was not suitable. As mentioned earlier. This is when we began testing the 'Clear' style and immediately had better and more reliable results.

Our first clear test was completed and we had much better results!

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Our first 'clear' style formula prototype was a great leap forward. However we did not like the use of the white outer protective sheeting. So we started making our prototypes with a clear removable protective film, as you can see below. 

Our second clear prototype was slightly wider than our current 3cm Monkey Grip Tape and measure in at 4cm wide and 4mm thick. We had a great result with this, but it made the roll and tape too bulky. As you can see in the above image! 

As we had now decided on the clear gel formula and it's results we're, overall, much better that the white, the next step was to decide on the exact thickness, width and length of Monkey Grip. While all along we had wanted to create a roll of Gel Adhesive tape, we toyed with the idea of making long strips as well, but this only survived one prototype test as none of us liked it and it was impractical for shipping and storage. 

As you can see above, we tested the strips in different sizes and lengths but we decided against this very quickly and went back to the idea of the Roll. 

Now that we had decided on the rolls, at 3 cm wide, and 3mm thick, we needed to do some more tests with some more prototypes to discover the perfect length. As pictured above, we toyed with 2.5m (8.2ft), 5m (16.5ft) and 10m (32.8ft) lengths. We found that the 2.5m (8.2ft) length was a little too small for most needs and the 10m (32.8ft) length too long and also too bulky. The 5m (16.5ft) length was by far the most practical in regards to everyday use, storage and shipping. And so after some more testing and some final adjustments to our gel formula, The Monkey Grip Tape was born! 

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Above is an example of the Monkey Grip Tape rolls being cut from the longer production rolls. Here, the main roll is rotated while a fast spinning saw blade cuts the rolls into 3cm widths. It is done with machine precision accuracy, leaving a perfect cut each time! 

About Us:

Monkey Grip are a small team of designers, ecommerce experts and an old chemical engineer. All from the beautiful cities of Sydney and Perth, Australia! We have all worked on our own projects through our lifetimes but have come together to create something, cool, useful and unique in The Monkey Grip Tape!

Want to contact us?

If you have any particular questions, are from the Press or are a retailer or Distributor interested in stocking The Monkey Grip Tape, please contact us! 

Email: contact@monkeygrip.co  (yes that is .CO) 

THANK YOU 

*While The Monkey Grip can hold up to 1KG (2.2 LB) on smooth, clean surfaces, due to the many variables that come with re-usable adhesives and nano pads, we need to specify that we only recommend a weight range of up to 550g or 1.2LB. Please make sure the surfaces and objects you want to stick are clean and dry when you wish to use them. Finally. we always recommend using common sense and to test surfaces and how The Monkey Grip Tape will react to them BEFORE trying to stick large and or expensive items. 

*Recycling: Each country has a different regulation and policy in place regarding their accepted recyclable items. So we ask that you please check with your local council or governing body from more information on correctly disposing of your Monkey Grip Tape once it has reach the end of their useful life. (Which should be many many years in the future if you make sure to take care of it and clean it after each use). 

Risks and challenges

We are working hard to ensure that each and every one of our amazing backers receive their Monkey Grip Tape pledges on time and with no issues. To do this we have made sure that every stage of the fulfilment has been taken care of and has a fail safe. The manufacturer we are working with has two facilities and a partner company. We have spoken with the management at each and have assurances that if any issues occur in one factory, we can have our manufacturing moved to another. In the event that our manufacturing needs require a very large amount of The Monkey Grip Tape to be made in a short time, we have to ability to spread manufacturing over the three facilities.

To fulfil the pledges, we have partnered with a very reliable warehouse service located near the factory. This means that once the Monkey Grip Tape has been manufactured,we can fulfil the pledges almost immediately once we have completed our quality control checks.

We are doing our best to ensure that we have as little issues as possible when fulfilling your pledges.

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