A recent study in Toledo(E) has shown that the elasticity changes when a colouring or colour pigment is applied to the basic material.
Is there a difference between the coloured tapes?
A recent study in Toledo(E) has shown that the elasticity changes when a colouring or colour pigment is applied to the basic material (Refering to two researches listed in the literature database: “mechanical behaviour of functional tape” and “do all the different tapes have similar mechanical properties?”).
The brown colour is the basis on which another colour is applied.
SO: The different colours have a different elasticity!
Why are there different colours?
Why where the first colours that were available brown, pink(magenta) and blue(indigo)? The colours magenta and indigo are the basic colours of full-colour print. It is therefore the least expensive way of colouring.
Orange came onto the market because the Dutch national hockeyteam wanted to use the tape. This lead to an increase in demand for different colours. There are 16 different colours available in Europe at the moment.
There are different experiences noted regarding the different coloured tapes raising the following questions:
• Why will a blue tape stick well to a patient while a pink tape won’t?
Is this mechanically explainable?
• Is this influenced by its colour? Or is this influenced by its colour pigment? Or is the colour pigment affecting the adhesive layer?
• Has the colour of the tape an effect on different processes in the body?
We hope to find answers to these questions in the future. We, Tapingbase, will initiate and follow this development very closely.