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Technical Data Sheet
Safety Data Sheet
How to use
Blu Tack performs best on non-porous surfaces e.g. painted surfaces, glass, metal etc. Do not use on recently decorated surfaces or absorbent, silk-screen printed or hand stencilled wallpaper.
- Pull off a piece of Blu Tack® and activate it by pulling and stretching
- Roll into a ball, place between the two surfaces and press firmly
Who invented Blu Tack?
Did you know, despite numerous appeals from Bostik for the inventor to step forward, the mastermind behind the product has remained a mystery for over 50 years?
Bostik’s factory in Leicester still produces tonnes of Blu Tack® every week - for decades, the recipe has been kept a closely guarded secret.
The sticky substance was actually a by-product of an experiment to make a new sealant. Although the experiment was a failure, workers started using the resulting ‘goo’ to stick messages to each other's desks. Once Bostik realised what they had, they tested manufacturing the formulation on a bigger scale.
Fast forward over 50 years and hundreds of millions of packs of Blu Tack® have been sold throughout the UK and beyond – making it the nation’s favourite reusable adhesive.