What Are These Adhesive Bookmarks Made Of?
October 21, 2014 2:35 AM   Subscribe

What is the exact material of these bookmarks? It's a type of extremely thin transparent plastic like sheeting tape - I need to know the name. Thanks.
posted by watercarrier to Media & Arts (8 answers total)
Is it like some currency, made from sheets of polymer?
posted by TWinbrook8 at 3:04 AM on October 21, 2014 [1 favorite]

I don't know for sure, but it seems like a type of cellophane to me
posted by richb at 3:41 AM on October 21, 2014

The ones I have are just small strips of post-it notes. To me, these look identical.
posted by Akke at 4:10 AM on October 21, 2014 [1 favorite]

take one in to your local TAP plastics type store that does commercial plastic fabrication/window films/etc and show it to them. if the person at the counter doesn't know, someone more experienced in the back will. i've had success with that and just describing the material.
posted by emptythought at 4:43 AM on October 21, 2014

I would have called it a thin acetate. They don't rip, so I don't think they're a coated paper. If they're made out of roughly the same material as these Post-It flags, you could try calling 3M/Post-It and asking about the material: "Office Supplies Division Information Line at 1-800-395-1223 for additional information about Post-it® Notes. Hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time."

They seem open to talking about recycling/recyclability issues and that's the phone number they offer for questions.
posted by cocoagirl at 4:45 AM on October 21, 2014 [1 favorite]

The package in the photo says PET, which could refer to polyethylene terephthalate, a common plastic.
posted by moonmilk at 5:08 AM on October 21, 2014 [2 favorites]

Thanks guys. Will try 3M - see if they can give me the low-down. Much obliged :) (Y)
posted by watercarrier at 6:37 AM on October 21, 2014

What did they say?
posted by richb at 4:02 AM on October 31, 2014

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