Science Per 8 INVENTIONS

Joe Caracole

Post-it-Notes

Introduction of Post-it-Note Project

Post-it note (or sticky note) is a small piece of paper with a re-adherable strip of glue on its back, made for temporarily attaching notes to documents and other surfaces. Post-it note (or sticky note) is a small piece of paper with a re-adherable strip of glue on its back, made for temporarily attaching notes to documents and other surfaces. Post-it note (or sticky note) is a small piece of paper with a re-adherable strip of glue on its back, made for temporarily attaching notes to documents and other surfaces.

Accident

Did you know that the creation of the glue on post its was an accident?

3M and patent

Though 3M's patent ran out in 1997, the term "Post-it" is not genericized. It and the original notes' distinctive yellow color remain registered company trademarks, with depictions such as "repositionable notes" used for similar offerings manufactured by competitors.





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Post-it-Notes in ART