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Old May 5, 2009, 05:58 AM   #1
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orcon stopped making seam tape?


i heard orcon stopped making seam tape true or false i do not know because i buy by the case. if so, what tape is comparable to the xk 50? please do not say roberts

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Old May 5, 2009, 06:38 AM   #2
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Orcon not only stopped making seam tape they are in the process of going out of business.
as for the SK50 I'm sure most of the other companies have a comparable product, Capitol, Crain, Apac, Seam Master, and a host of others.
Now it is just a case of finding the one you like. Personally I like the Capitol when I'm not using the Kool Glide.

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Old May 5, 2009, 06:52 AM   #3
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Old May 5, 2009, 08:05 AM   #4
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Personally I cannot stand Orcon seam tapes. Besides the awful smell that gives me a pounding headache, it is the only tape I have had a seam split open with. Left all the tape strings pulled through.

I'm a Capitol Power-Loc user. Nothing is better. Maybe comparable, but not better.

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Old May 5, 2009, 10:17 AM   #5
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i use crain 923 mega trak tape../or koolglide tape.

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Old May 5, 2009, 11:24 AM   #6
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In the last issue of FCI mag, Orcon was advertising a new iron and a new line of seam tape. And then they go out of business. I am using Parabond seam tape. It's all I can buy locally.

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FCI Magazine works on a 3 month lead time. That's pretty standard in print publications. When they put that issue to bed, Orcon hadn't made their decision to close the flooring division yet.

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I realize that. I just meant it seemed like a real waste of time and money to develop something and then not make it. I read that they didn't even try to sell the flooring division. Probably a big tax break to the rest of the corporation to just close it.

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It gives the the option to reopen it, when things get profitable, again.

Put the gravy on the back burner, while the meat warms back up.

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Personally I cannot stand Orcon seam tapes. Besides the awful smell that gives me a pounding headache, it is the only tape I have had a seam split open with. Left all the tape strings pulled through.

I'm a Capitol Power-Loc user. Nothing is better. Maybe comparable, but not better.
You holding onto a 20 year grudge? I bet they stopped making that stuff that long ago.
I'm gonna freek when I use up the last roll............... I'll have withdrawls fer sure fer sure.

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CT11 SB had a bad habit of splitting down the middle back in the 90's.

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I went out to Colorado for a year in the 90's . and darn if all my seems didn't split open down the middle .

I was told it was because of the altitude .
Waited almost 30 years to find this out . Thanks Rusty . .

Didn't have a problem with it in Jersey though .

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CT-11 was a tape for real low traffic, like in the back of closets. I didn't find that out until I did trainings for them. I had the same problems with it, seams would slide and gap when stretching and split. The scrim on it wasn't knitted and only had threads laying there with hotmelt on it.

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When i was in Colorado the tape actually split down the middle after a week od so .

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Old May 6, 2009, 07:45 AM   #15
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...... I read that they didn't even try to sell the flooring division. .......
I had read the opposite. That they were trying to sell whatever they could. Even if it was just the "Name". (Their areospace division, founded before the flooring division, was soooo much more profitable! Adios Flooring.)
This isn't the one I read; not as much info, but close.
Orcon Corp. Closing Carpet Seaming, Tools Business - FloorDaily.net
My opinion is, that as long as they can get more $ than they could by "parting it out", you will see another tool maker buy them up & keep selling "Orcon" stuff. Even if it's just same-stuff-different-name.
("And would you like the Orcon box or the Roberts box, sir?")

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