"200 MPH" TAPE PERFORMS UP TO SPEED -- AND THEN SOME -- AT INDIANAPOLIS 500
"200 MPH" TAPE PERFORMS UP TO SPEED -- AND THEN
SOME -- AT INDIANAPOLIS 500
INDIANAPOLIS, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Manco's "200 MPH" brand Duck(R) Tape performed at the Indianapolis 500 at speeds considerably faster than its brand name indicates.
"Maybe we should call it 232 mph tape," said Randy Lear, the Official Tape Supplier's Business Unit Manager for Tape products. "In any case, we are excited the teams at Indy have embraced our Manco Duck(R) Tape as a top quality product."
Some teams have even taken it upon themselves to test the product under extreme conditions.
"A.J. Foyt's crew came down here and put a blow torch to it," said Dennis Klingman, a Lincoln Electric welding expert working in Indiana Oxygen's garage area. "They were impressed; the tape didn't come off or curl up at the edges, and it kept its tack.
"I like it myself. It takes high heat well and holds on to the back end of the stainless steel tubing that I do purge jobs on. If it fell off while I was purging a tailpipe or header or wastegate, it would ruin my purge. This stuff definitely works well."
Indiana Oxygen is the Indy 500's Official Welding Service.
Bear Tires, a company that works in coordination with Goodyear to balance every tire used during the month of May at Indy, showed a preference for Manco's All-purpose and Professional grades of Duck(R) Tape.
"This particular tape works better for our purposes than anything we've used before," said John Henninger, a Bear Tire representative. "It is both extremely pliable and has great adhesion. We're excited to have it available to us this year."
Manco's electrical tape also received high praise from track electrician Joe Lurenza.
"I was impressed. Not only did it work as well as what I've used in the past, but it tasted better." (Electricians often tear tape with their teeth.)
/EDITOR NOTE: Photo of Duck logo available/
/CONTACT: Kevin J. Krueger of Manco, Inc., 800-321-1733/ CO: Manco, Inc. ST: Ohio IN: AUT SU: PDT
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