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Whether it’s the classic transparent adhesive tape for desktop dispensers or colorful plastic-coated cloth tape: Tesa products are essential. But the Hamburg-based company produces much more: adjustable adhesive nails, for example, which allow pictures to be hung on walls in no time and taken down again just as quickly. Incidentally, Tesa’s success story began with the company’s failed attempt to develop an adhesive plaster: while being very sticky, it also caused skin irritations. So, making a virtue of necessity, Tesa launched the first technical adhesive tape in 1896. The then company secretary Elsa Tesmer came up with the brand name by using some of the letters contained in her own name.
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