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1. (WO2017182899) TAPE SYSTEM WITH A LONGITUDINAL FILAMENT FOR SLITTING FILM

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/182899    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2017/051743
Publication Date: Fri Oct 27 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Mar 28 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: C09J 7/02
B44C 1/10
B65B 61/18
B26D 1/547
Applicants: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
Inventors: VANDENBERGHE, Garry Cyrille Alfred
Title: TAPE SYSTEM WITH A LONGITUDINAL FILAMENT FOR SLITTING FILM
Abstract:
A vehicle is wrapped by an adhesive film which is then slit by applying first tape to the vehicle having a longitudinally extending filament carried by the tape at a position spaced from the side edges. A second tape is applied over the film at the first tape body so as to bridge to each side of the filament and pulling the filament so as to tear through the film and the first ad second tapes body with the second tape applying a force to the film acting to reduce tendency of the film to pull away from the object during the cutting by the filament as the filament is pulled.