Stikk is a Unique Double Sided Gel Pad That Will Stick Anything to Everything! Stikk can be washed and Re-Used over 200 times! And it won't damage the surface you stick to!
Our custom Gel recipe Makes Stikk the best all round Gel Adhesive pad on the market! Strong, sticky, durable, massively re-usable and washable, Stikk will change the way to store and stick everyday items!
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Stikk is a unique double sided thick core gel pad that will stick anything to everything! One single Stikk pad can safely hold any object up-to 350g (12.5oz), want to hold heavier items? Just use more Stikk Pads!
We found that finding ways of temporarily sticking objects to one another or other surfaces was an expensive and frustrating process and for the most part, the options were non-reusable, non-practical, looked bad and felt poor in quality or were simply not effective.
So thats when it occurred, what we needed was a thin and re-useable small pad that will stick to a huge range of objects, materials and surfaces, without being expensive or ugly, and so Stikk was born.
What we created in Stikk was the ultimate tool in sticking any small items to almost any surface. Stikk measures 7.6cm x 6.2cm x 0.3cm (3 Inches x 2.5 Inches x 0.1 Inches). Stikk is made from our own recipe of injection moulded Poly AB glue Plastic to create a material which is strong, flexible, sticky and re-usable, without being too hard, gluey or too soft like other similar products often are. Stikk can be pulled out to three to four times its size and it will return to its original size every-time.
After several months of testing we came across a recipe that was the best all rounder. We found favouring some quantities against others did produce either a more durable but less sticky pad, or even a far stronger and sticky pad but far less durable and would last fewer uses. We found the best middle ground, a strong, durable, sticky pad that wasn't too much or too little of anything and was just right for everyday use!
Stikk is very durable and can be cut into smaller pieces to create smaller gel pads for your smaller sticky needs!
How Stikk Works - The Special Stikk Recipe Explained:
Our unique recipe for Stikk involves a simple yet delicate process. The Stikk gel pad is classed as a Polyurethane Gel Elastomer. There are 5 distinct aspects when creating the recipe for Stikk that we had to test in different variables to arrive at the recipe we now have. They are: the Prepolymer material (the 'A' side) and what is called the Curative (the 'B' side) hence the A B glue recipe we mentioned earlier. The prepolymer consists of an isocyanate (or an NCO) that reacts with the hydroxyl (OH) in the curative, which creates the adhesive qualities. The final three aspects and variables are: component temperature, substrate temperature (temperature of the mixture) and post-curing temperature. All the five processes and variables, were tested in as many combinations as we could, to find the best all round gel pad recipe for Stikk. It is a particular combination of all five of those aspects that create Stikk. By applying particular quantities of the prepolymer and the curative at varying temperatures, we found many different styles of adhesive could be made, and so, this is how we eventually came across the recipe for Stikk.
How Can You Use Stikk?
The great thing about Stikk is that you can use it to do almost anything. Stikk can help you in almost every area of your life. Keeping tidy at the office or at work, keeping objects sturdy in your car, holding your phone or tablet on a surface at home to watch a movie or use as a smart home hub, a key holder on your wall, the list is endless. But, to get you started here is some inspiration:
Sticking your phone to the outside of the shower to watch the news.
Office wall storage
Watching movies in the bath tub
Correcting paintings and wall hangings
Keeping rugs stable
Car phone holder
Can be cut to make smaller
Stick keys or cards or anything else to your phone
Attaching your phone or tablet to any surface to use a screen or face time at eye level.
Use Stikk to hold your cookbooks, smart tablet, or phones while cooking
Stick office equipment to your wall
Back seat screens for your passengers.
A way to charge a phone when there is no surface area to hold it.
Stick things to your wall and don't leave any damage!
That doesn't even scratch the surface! The possibilities are endless! How will you use Stikk to transform your life?
August 2015 - This was when the idea hit us, we needed a better quality and more usable sticky gel pad. The others on the market at the time simply didn't work as we wanted, so we started working on Stikk.
September 2015 - We bagan to put our research into action, finding the best shapes and moulds that were both the most practical and economical for us as a startup, by discussing with various manufacturers. We started researching what made other gel pads effective and what let them down and also what other temporary and re-usable sticky products were made of and how they were made.
October 2015 - We had now completed our research, decided on a mould size and had begun testing our plastic / AB glue recipe. This was a very time consuming and messy task, but we were lucky enough to have been able to use the science facilities and tools at our university to safely and cleanly create and test our recipe, which sped up what would have been a vey difficult task in our garage or kitchen (which is where we tested our first recipe).
November 2015 - We had found the best and most well rounded recipe for our pads and began to decide on a main manufacturer and a backup manufacturer. We found a reliable, and environmentally conscious manufacturer who was happy to produce our recipe for us, it was not an easy task to find a manufacturer that was willing to produce a custom plastic recipe without charging extremely high setup costs. We were lucky. Our back up manufacturer is a sister company of our main manufacturer which will help us with a fast changeover should anything go wrong with our first manufacturer.
December 2015 - We ordered our first 500 mass produced prototypes. We tested them rigorously for strength, durability and reliability, through weight tests, surface tests, pull tests, repetitive action tests, wash tests and extreme temperature tests. To our relief, the factory was able to re-produce our first recipe perfectly and the prototypes passed all of our requirements.
January 2016 - We began to contact stores to get our product out into the public and began finding distribution avenues. We also began working on our long term goals and decided on a Kickstarter campaign to help us raise the money we need to distribute, market, release and mass produce our Stikk Gel Pads.
February 2016 - We continued our research and development, and launched our Kickstarter campaign. We also made our second order of 1000 units with our own finance, so that we can begin to get our product out to our backers as soon as possible, within a month of the campaign completion.
March 2016 - We aim to do our best with the recourses we currently have to push Stikk locally and begin taking orders from stores in our local area, as well as nationally and internationally. Upon completion of our campaign we will be ordering a large batch of stock so that we can begin not only fulfilling the pledges made from our wonderful backers here on Kickstarter in late April, but also begin fulfilling our commercial orders as well and get Stikk out into the public.
April 2016 - We will begin to distribute the pledges from our campaign in late April. This will mean that all our backers will have their hands on their pledges by mid May at the latest. We will be using stock we already have on hand as well as ordering a very large batch of stock to fulfil the remaining pledges and begin fulfilling the commercial orders we would have began receiving in March.
The Rest 2016 and Beyond - From May 2016 we will be using the funding from our Kickstarter campaign to promote, market and push Stikk everywhere we can. We want stick to be in every store, supermarket and gas station. We believe Stikk will change peoples lives and revolutionise the way we use re-useable sticky devices. We plan to launch a new Stikk model to take over from the current Stikk in late 2016, that will have our own, patented mould. This was and still is our second major goal after having created our gel recipe. Sadly, as mentioned previously we are a startup with little funds and the set up costs for custom mould was simply too expensive for us to begin with, around $10,000, so we instead put all our efforts, time and money into the recipe, which is the most important part! (Which we believe we nailed by the way!)
With your help, we can push forward and begin hitting and exceeding our goals! Lets do this!
Stikk is an all round great product for solving many everyday issues. Its also incredibly durable and will not damage your wall or car dash board! But as with most products, Stikk does have its limitations and we will explain these and tips on how you can avoid damaging your Stikk or objects and surfaces you use to Stikk with.
Sticking & Removing Stikk from an object or Surface
To avoid damage to the object and surface that you are sticking to, and to make sure your Stikk pad lasts a long time, we advise using a Twist Then Pull method, as seen in our video. This will reduce the chances of the unlikely event your Stikk pad may damage a surface, object or itself.
Stikk works great in almost all temperates, high or low without changing the way it sticks. We do however advise that you reduce usage in extreme temperatures either low or high. For example we would advise that you DO NOT use stick in temperatures bellow -16C (0F) or above 62C (150F). What this means is that Stikk will work in your hot car out in the sun in MOST PLACES in the world and will work outdoors in the cold in MOST cold places. But we advise you use caution in extreme temperatures. Stikk will not melt in high temperatures, but its effectiveness may change.
While Stikk is very strong and very durable, we advise caution when using stick. You must use common sense. If you are wanting to stick an iPad or Tablet to a wall for example to watch a film, 1 Stikk pad should hold up with no issues. But using two Stikk pads will ensure security and strength. Environmental situations can play a part in the effectiveness of a Stikk pad. If you live in a hot humid place for example, the surface may be more moist than you think, which will reduce the power of Stikk, so we would advise using two pads, especially on a larger object.
As a rule of thumb, the smoother and shinier the surface, the better Stikk with hold. Stikk can be very strong on some surfaces while on others it can be very weak, again we advise you use common sense to avoid injury and damage to the objects and surfaces on which you want to hold.
The great thing about Stikk is that it is re-useable. But evertime Stikk is removed and re-used it can lose its stickiness and get dirty as dust, dirt and other contaminants get stuck to it. But all you have to do to get your Stikk Gel pad back to its glory is rinse it under warm water. Just run some warm water and hold the Stikk pad under the stream while lightly massaging it, this will help remove and stubborn dirt and dust. Then, once clean, simply leave to air dry on the top of the tap. We suggest not using a towel or drying the washed Stikk pad in anyway other than air drying, to make sure that it regains its strength.
We stress that unless Stikk is washed regularly after being removed from surfaces, Stikk will eventually lose its sticky characteristics due to dust and dirt build up. To avoid this, be sure to wash your Stikk pad(s) regularly to avoid damage and ensure a long life. We also stress that although Stikk can safely hold 350g objects, these figures are found in ideal household conditions. If you are using expensive items, we suggest using two or more Stikk pads, just incase the surface you are sticking to is less than ideal, this will help to reduce the risk of the unlikely occurrence of Stikk coming loose.
Should you have any issues or concerns after receiving your Stikk pad, we will be happy to hear them, to both, make sure you have a perfect experience using Stikk and so that we can work on any and all short comings (not that there are any ;) that we may have missed during the testing process for our recipe. We are confident that you will all have a great experience with Stikk, but we are here to help should any issues arise.
We hope you enjoy the idea and uses for Stikk Gel pads and will want to join us on our mission to make them a reality. If you have any questions, just leave them in the comments section so everyone can see and we will make sure to get back to you as soon as we can.
Thank You all for the support.
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Disclaimer: Use Stikk with common sense. Do not overload Stikk or use it with heavy objects. The heavier the object, or the more expensive or precious the object, the more Stikk pads you should use to safely hold your object to the surface. Use common sense and judgement when choosing a surface to stick your Stikk pad too, not all surfaces will have the same strength capabilities as others and the same goes with materials of the objects you want to stick. Stick, Plus 8 and any related persons or groups are not liable in anyway for any damage to your belongings, surfaces or self when using Stikk.
Returns: Should you receive your Stikk Pad in less than perfect condition, you may contact us for a free replacement. We will be happy to work with all of our Kickstarter backers to resolve any and all issues that they have, should any arise. However, Since this is a crowdfunding campaign and we are offering Stikk as a pre-order in the form of a reward for your financial contribution rather than as a retail item, we do not have a return policy, we cannot give returns or refunds due to change of mind, misuse, damaged items due to misuse or damage to products used with Stikk or any other reason other than your Stikk arriving in a condition that will prevent you from using it. We believe that none of our customers will have issues with Stikk, but we are here to help at the best of our ability should you need any support at all!
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Risks and challenges
We have made sure that our manufacturing avenues will be reliable and consistent and have a backup plans in place should they not be able to fulfil on time. We have done and are continuing to make sure we encounter the least amount of hurdles and set backs while delivering our Stikk Pads to you.
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