AVON, Ohio (May 2013) – Baseball season is in full swing, and America’s favorite fix-all, Duck Tape®, has a new relationship with America’s National Pastime, as the Duck® brand introduces new officially licensed Duck Tape® prints featuring Major League Baseball (MLB™) teams.
The new Duck Tape® line-up will begin with six prints featuring popular team logos: the Boston Red Sox™, Los Angeles Dodgers™, New York Yankees™, Philadelphia Phillies™, San Francisco Giants™ and Texas Rangers™. From the infield to the outfield, these new prints are sure to be a home run with baseball fans everywhere, and serve as a great tool for everything from home repairs to personalizing apparel and accessories to creating signs and banners to take to games.
“Just like baseball, Duck Tape® is a real American original, making the relationship between MLB ™ and Duck Tape® a great fit,” said Traci Finkelmeier, director of licensed products at ShurTech Brands, LLC, the company that markets Duck Tape®. “Whether you’re stepping up to the plate for the first time or cheering in the stands, new MLB ™ Duck Tape® is the perfect tool to help you show your team spirit wherever you go.”
This new addition to the Duck Tape® family of colors, designs and licenses is now available at select retailers and online. To see the latest duct tape creations, or share your latest masterpiece, visitDuckBrand.com.
DUCK TAPE® BRAND DUCT TAPE
An American original, Duck® brand is known for its quality and innovation, which now includes a vibrant assortment of hundreds of colors, designs and licenses. Duck Tape® brand duct tape is available nationally at mass merchandise, craft, hardware, home center, food, drug, office, auto and specialty retailers in colors like aqua, fluorescent green, pink, orange and yellow, and designs such as Mustache, Graffiti and Zig-Zag.
Duck Tape® is marketed by ShurTech Brands, LLC, and the Duck® brand, which offers an array of tapes, packaging supplies and home products that provide simple, imaginative and helpful solutions for a variety of tasks around the home, school and office. Visit DuckBrand.com for additional product information. And, keep up-to-date on Duck® brand news by joining our more than five million fans on Facebook®(facebook.com/ducktape), following us on Twitter® (@theduckbrand), following our boards on Pinterest®(pinterest.com/theduckbrand) or watching us on YouTube® (youtube.com/theduckbrand).
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SHURTECH BRANDS, LLC
ShurTech Brands, LLC, markets do-it-yourself tapes, office and housewares products under the Duck®, FrogTape®, Painter’s Mate Green®, Caremail®, Easy Liner® and Shurtape® brands. The company is a subsidiary of Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Hickory, N.C., an industry-leading producer of pressure sensitive masking, duct, packaging and specialty tape products, with facilities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Peru, United Arab Emirates and China. Shurtape services numerous markets, including industrial, packaging, HVAC, professional paint, auto, marine, aerospace, arts and entertainment, and retail. Shurtape also manufactures and markets the Shurtape® and Kip®brands. Visit ShurTech.com for more information.
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