Cantech is a proud Canadian brand that now forms part of the IPG family of brands. Canadian Technical Tape Ltd. brands and assets were acquired by Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) in July of 2017 and represents a history of trusted pressure-sensitive tapes since 1950. We market a broad range of pressure-sensitive tapes under own brands of Cantech, Tuck, as well as through a number of private labels. We focus our efforts in four general markets – Industrial, Construction, Retail and Athletic. Here are the principles that guide our business:
- Offer high-quality products that are consistent and reliable
- Bring value to our customers in their purchases of adhesive tape products
- Support our selling efforts with ongoing research and development that keeps our offering current with the ever-changing marketplace
- Develop the capabilities of our distribution partners through strong sales support and ongoing training
- Treat our own workforce with respect
- Care about the environment and the sustainability of our overall efforts
In 1950, Canadian Technical Tape began operations in Montreal as a small regional manufacturer of pressure sensitive tapes, one of the first North American companies to make this product. The company has steadily grown by expanding its manufacturing capabilities in both Canada and the United States, and by increasing its market penetration with current sales to over 35 countries around the world.
In 1955, we moved from our first factory to a new location north of the city, which remains our corporate head-office and where we still produce a number of quality paper tape products.
In 1967, we opened a new facility in Cornwall, Ontario, and installed a latex-saturator. This equipment was designed to strengthen raw crepe paper so it can be used in a multitude of paint and industrial applications. In the following decade, we installed coating equipment that lead to the production of both carton-sealing and filament reinforced strapping tapes. Further plant expansions continued and in 1998, we added a calendar coater to manufacture a range of cloth, duct, hockey and construction tapes. In 2006, we added a new acrylic coater for both water and solvent based adhesives designed to produce construction and specialty tapes.
In 2017, Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (IPG) acquired Canadian Technical Tape Ltd. brands and assets to further enhance and extend the company’s product offering and to provide additional distribution channels for IPG in Canada the US and in Europe. The merger with IPG allows the Cantech brands to flourish with the stewardship of a large corporation in support of our efforts to grow. Intertape Polymer Inc brands of Cantech, Tuck Tape and Sportstape will secure its place in history as we find new ways to bring solutions to our customers worldwide.