An innovation that "stuck".By:Josiah Burns
Who invented Scotch Tape?
Inventor's name: Richard G. Drew
Date of birth: 1886
Date of death: 1956
Invention: Adhesive Tape
Fun fact:Drew started work as an engineer at 3M.
When was Scotch Tape invented?
How did Scotch tape get its name?
How has Scotch tape changed the world?
How has Scotch tape changed throughout the years?
1930: Drew develops the first waterproof, clear adhesive tape: Scotch® Cellulose Tape, later renamed Scotch® Transparent Tape.
1932: 3M's John Borden designs the first heavy-duty tape dispenser with a built-in cutter blade.
1945: After World War II, 3M resumes shipments of tapes for civilian use. More than 100 different types of Scotch tapes had been developed to meet wartime requirements. The famous plaid design is introduced to Scotch tape packages.
1961: Scotch® Magic™ Tape is launched. More than just transparent, the matte finish tape is virtually invisible on light-colored paper and can be written on with pen, pencil, or marker.
2007: Richard Drew inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Scotch®Transparent Tape recognized as a National Historic Chemical Landmark.