No - I am not stating that - the patent states that. I am circumspect on
that one. I have seen a few occasions where it has happened but it is far
from typical. It is the patent that makes that claim - not me.

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Jim, I've seen oxide coating attach itself to the back of non-back coated
tapes. It's rare, but I've seen it.

The manufacturers have claimed that backcoating is not the bad actor as you

At 02:47 PM 3/3/2005, James Lindner wrote:
>Well I read the patent, if it is the same presentation. It is my opinion
>that in some cases the backcoating is the bad actor or certainly
>to sticky shed problems. In particular the most severe cases where the
>literally comes of the base - seems to sometimes be because the adhesion
>between the backcoat and the binder is stronger then the binder and the
>base. I have no research to support this - just based on some experience. I
>am not convinced, however, that backcoating is the bad actor in most cases
>as the patent claims.

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