K-Tape Pure Cotton
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K-Tape Pure Cotton is the first dye-free K-Tape. K-Tape Pure gets its natural white color by being gently bleached, using an advanced chemical-free oxygen process. Specially developed for people who demand the purest, dye-free, 100% natural cotton.
K-Tape® - 4 Rolls per Case
The elastic K-Tape is a high-quality cotton tape with wave-like acrylic coating. It is skin-friendly, water-resistant, permeable to sweat and breathable. Used and recommended by the K-Taping Academy. Contains no latex.
K-Tape® - Bulk Roll
For those therapists who use the many-faceted K-Taping applications, the original K-Tape is also available in bulk rolls. These continuous XXL rolls are ideal for clinics that support an extraordinarily wide range of therapies. Manufactured in a convenient dispenser box. Used and recommended by the K-Taping Academy instructors.
What makes k-tape the right choice?
Characteristics of the cotton fabric - The cotton fibers must be woven at right angles to each other. The longitudinal thread must run parallel to the outer edges of the tape. Some tapes show visible distortion of the fibers. Instead of running parallel in a longitudinal direction, they run diagonally. The outermost threads of the fabric become severed at short intervals (see bottom picture). These discontinuous outermost threads cannot hold the tension, and fraying of the fabric leads to shortened wearability.
Deficient elastic properties - The elastic fiber woven into the fabric longitudinally must display very specific stretch and endurance limits. Deviation of stretch parameters and premature fatigue present problems in usage. If the tape has significantly lower stretchability, this results in different modes of action, reduction in wearability, and poorer comfort. If the tape has significantly higher stretchability, the K-Taping application is ineffective, or produces a different result.
Variable elastic properties - As with other high quality goods, the manufacture of a tape requires constant quality control during production. Even slight alterations in the manufacturing process, variations in the quality of raw materials, uneven cutting of the individual rolls, and storage conditions of the finished product can lead to inconsistencies in the properties of tape from one manufacturer. It is advisable to buy only the best quality (e.g. K-Tape) and to remain with a good product and not constantly change it.
Accept No Substitutes
K‑Tape is an innovative product, recognized worldwide for its optimum quality and performance.
Only high-quality cotton from one supplier is used for K‑Tape Pure Cotton. This quality guarantees a fabric structure with homogeneous thread density and virtually knot-free manufacture.
The Elastic Thread
If a thread loses its elasticity, the therapeutic effect is lost. This is why we use the best quality elastane thread for K‑Tape Pure Cotton. This ensures consistent elasticity levels throughout the entire period of use.
The Physiobond® Adhesive
Only K‑Tape Pure Cotton is equipped with professional grade Physiobond adhesive.
Physiobond is a registered trademark in Europe and the USA and is used exclusively for K‑Tape. We recognize the quality of an adhesive depends not only on the choice of raw materials, but also in the manufacturing and finishing processes.
The objective during production is to create long polymer chains enabling the adhesive to anchor effectively onto the skin. This is followed by a complex temperature-time procedure to remove skin-irritating residual monomers. It is only then, that you can create a first-class tape that establishes a new standard.
Quite simply, it is the cut that ultimately demonstrates the outstanding quality of K‑Tape.
A clean, straight cut not only looks professional, it also guarantees better adhesion and duration of wear. If the threads are torn by an unclean cut or if a skewed position causes the outer threads to be frequently cut, the tape unravels at a faster rate and loses its adhesiveness. We therefore take time in production, following a meticulous approach and using high-quality tools, to produce the best cut K‑Tape possible.
The Backing Paper
Typically, backing paper is only there to protect the adhesive coating. However, with K‑Tape Pure Cotton, the backing paper has additional practical functions as well.
The correct orientation of paper fibers makes the backing paper more stable and K‑Tape Pre‑Cuts deform significantly less than those with conventional backing paper.
It is necessary to prestretch the cotton fabric during production to ensure crease-free manufacturing. It’s an important production procedure we use for quality assurance.
K‑Tape Pure Cotton is applied to the backing paper with 10% prestretch, automatically giving it the ideal amount of prestretch for muscle technique taping. By using the correct technique to apply the tape, it is possible to transfer the required amount of prestretch to the skin. This enables K‑Tape Pure Cotton to always be pulled off the backing paper with the same amount of tension. Its handling always feels the same… every time you use it.
Benefits for Therapist and Physician
Patients receive a high-quality product, recognized worldwide for its performance quality. Skin irritation is nearly non-existant, which means no patient complaints. Its natural materials contain no harmful substances whatsoever.
K‑Tape Pure Cotton may potentially adhere to the skin for one week. Many inexpensive tape substitutes adhere for just 2 to 3 days, meaning that they have to be changed frequently. Since patients usually have to pay for all treatments themselves, frequent renewal means higher costs for both patient and therapist.
You can only find out how good a product is and how well it performs, when you start using it.
Our manufacturing process ensures that our products always meet expectations for quality and performance. You can be certain that this also applies to the raw materials used, as the SGS stringently tests our tape. The SGS is the world‘s largest testing institute. The test results (RoHS) for K‑Tape indicated that there are no additional, unnecessary components in its fabrication.
Environment and Sustainability
Our environmental concerns for waste and conservation have been carefully managed through the continuing efforts of biviax, which has received the environmental certificate from Germany‘s Green Dot Dual System (Duales System Grüner Punkt) for K‑Tape and Crosstape. The prevention of production and packaging waste, and thus the conservation of resources and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, has continued to be a strategic objective at biviax.
The outer packaging for our products consists solely of paper and cardboard. Neither plastic sockets nor plastic backing materials are used for the K‑Tape rolls. We use only paper and cardboard here, as well. These items are more costly to produce, but are proving more friendly to our environment.