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nick.wright
08-04-2005, 03:04 AM
Hi all,

Got some bad news today by my wholesaler at work (I'm a pharmacy manager). I tried to order a case of Blenderm tape for my foamies, and was told that 3M discontinued all Blenderm tapes. The product is still listed on their site, but they are no longer making it. I believe Dubro is selling Blenderm as hinge tape. Some pharmacies may still stock it or can get it, but I CAN'T:( :( :(

Rugar
08-04-2005, 03:25 AM
Time to go hit up some pharmacies and stock up, if it can still be found.

Reformed Nitroaddict
08-04-2005, 02:30 PM
Wow - That's a bummer, wonder if my local CVS will look at me funny if I go in there and ask for all their stock?

nick.wright
08-04-2005, 08:18 PM
Hi all,

Ok, I've located 3 cases (36 rolls), and will be trying to get more. I'm always happy to share.

rcfoamy
08-09-2005, 01:23 AM
Hi All,

I have 16 rolls in stock and another 48 rolls on the way..
price per roll $ 2.95 plus shipping..
Contact me direct at Scott@rcfoamy.com


Scott Anderson
Team PMA

ericthetree
08-09-2005, 03:45 AM
eckards[Nexcare] has a similar product made by 3M called medipore ll

rcfoamy
08-09-2005, 04:03 AM
Just looked at the Medipore II tape and it does come in 1" wide but it is a cloth base that rips easy for use, also the cost is high about $ 6.00 dollars cost.
I also work full time in the medical field and have see this product and I think if it gets a nick in it, it might keep ripping.
Just my .02 cents..
My source of Blenderm has not said anything about it being DC.

Rugar
08-09-2005, 05:01 AM
I checked with a local pharmacy, which called their distributer for me. Was told no problem getting as much blenderm as I wanted.

ericthetree
08-09-2005, 04:07 PM
I only paid 3.49 and so far it has worked great for me,anyway it was just a possible alternative.

rcfoamy
08-10-2005, 02:24 PM
Hi All,

Just found out I miss quoted my tape price.. My side kick was looking at the wrong invoice while I was 700 miles away.. anyhow tape cost per roll is $2.10 plus shipping..

Thanks

3D52
08-15-2005, 05:44 PM
You can buy it here for 18.00 for 12 rolls plus shipping.
http://www.vitalitymedical.com

Steve

casniffer
08-18-2005, 12:45 PM
Hi,
I sent an email to 3M sales asking if there was any truth to the rumor that Blenderm is being discontinued and the reply I received stated that Blenderm is not being discontinued.
Sounds to me like someone wants to sell blenderm at an inflated price.
There are internet sites that sell it for $1.25 a roll.
CASniffer

nick.wright
08-22-2005, 07:09 PM
I checked again with my wholesaler today and was told again that Blenderm has been discontinued. They told me that they were having to get it from another district that had plenty in stock. I haven't spoken with 3M directly yet. Will try later today.

nick.wright
08-22-2005, 07:10 PM
If anyone wants any, the cost is $0.92 cents a roll-- yes, 92 cents a roll.

nick.wright
08-29-2005, 05:29 PM
Hi all,
Checked with my wholesaler today, and they told me that all of their divisions in the US were out of Blenderm tape. I will not be able to get any.

rcfoamy
08-29-2005, 06:36 PM
I still have 48 rolls in stock...$ 2.10 per roll plus shipping

Scott
Team PMA

edge_pilot
11-01-2006, 09:05 PM
I have 150 rolls in stock. $2.50 a roll. www.rcskydiving.com

Joe Lang
11-01-2006, 11:08 PM
Hi all,

Got some bad news today by my wholesaler at work (I'm a pharmacy manager). I tried to order a case of Blenderm tape for my foamies, and was told that 3M discontinued all Blenderm tapes. The product is still listed on their site, but they are no longer making it. I believe Dubro is selling Blenderm as hinge tape. Some pharmacies may still stock it or can get it, but I CAN'T:( :( :(

Tower Hobbies is selling the Dubro (3M Blenderm) but it's priced high.
Go here:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXJGT1&P=7

Up&Away
11-14-2006, 03:50 PM
There are internet sites that sell it for $1.25 a roll.

Where?

Up&Away
11-14-2006, 03:51 PM
I believe Dubro is selling Blenderm as hinge tape.
The Dubro hingetape is nothing like Blenderm. I know, I have both.

erashby
11-28-2006, 09:07 AM
The Dubro hingetape is nothing like Blenderm. I know, I have both.


I also have both, and they are identical. The Dubro hingetape even has the BLenderm stamped on the inside of the roll the same. Maybe Dubro has used different manufacturers.
Eric

bc-slowflyer
12-07-2006, 04:51 AM
The Dubro hingetape is nothing like Blenderm. I know, I have both.

I have a roll of Dubro Hinge Tape in front of me........the word "Blenderm 3M" is printed on the inside of the roll.:cool:

radralph
12-07-2006, 10:18 AM
I have 1" hinge (blenderm inside roll) tape from here at $3.50

http://www.allerc.com/product_info.php?products_id=1430&osCsid=bc0f16ba500549593caf26d8a31083e8

I bought it about 2 months ago.

azkeith
12-07-2006, 09:59 PM
It may be discontinued, I just ordered and got from Sam's Club a box of 12 rolls, they got it from McKesson. $17.00 for boc of 1" 12 rolls. 12-06-06
Keith in ID.

Old Fart
12-07-2006, 11:22 PM
If it's discontinued, someone better tell the dozen or so pages of companies that show up on a Google search that :)

I got a 13 roll box from these folks almost two years ago:
http://www.qualitymedicalsupplies.com/page/QMS/PROD/73-BD/88-15251

And they haven't even raised the price!

Fishbone4u
04-19-2007, 01:42 AM
Tower Hobbies is selling the Dubro (3M Blenderm) but it's priced high.
Go here:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXJGT1&P=7


How can Tower sell it for $4.29 a roll when I just called Wal-Mart and it's nearly $20 a roll? Anyone know the difference? Tower seems ridiculously cheap compared to Wally World.

bowtie hi
04-25-2007, 05:11 PM
Good price Now the question is how much to ship

Ken

TurboProp
04-30-2007, 02:21 AM
dear nick

i still have some in stock at www.turboproprc.com if you need it i have 1/2 and 1 inch.


scott

Flynz4me
01-17-2008, 09:14 PM
Good Gawd guys, it is NOT discontinued at 3M... Your distributor might be discontinuing it, but c'mon let's not spread rumors like this. And yes the Dubro Blenderm hinge tape is exactly the same... Sheesh...

Flynz :cool:

Old Fart
01-17-2008, 09:43 PM
Just bought a whole box of it for $2.05 a roll

Fishbone4u
01-25-2008, 08:15 PM
Just bought a whole box of it for $2.05 a roll


Or it helps to have a friend in the medical profession. :) I was lucky enough to get a box free.

gfdengine204
01-25-2008, 09:25 PM
I bought 2 1 inch rolls today at my local Medicine Shoppe for $1.29/roll.

Radbuster
01-26-2008, 02:06 AM
How does this tape compare to gaffer's tape, which cost me almost ten bucks a roll (3/4") at the art store?

Fishbone4u
01-26-2008, 06:54 AM
How does this tape compare to gaffer's tape, which cost me almost ten bucks a roll (3/4") at the art store?

Blenderm tape is lighter, thinner, and elastic (very stretchy) so it's forgiving. Gaffer tape...is that duct tape or masking tape? Duct tape is strong, because of the interwoven threads but it is thick and heavy. Masking tape is light but tears easily and is not elastic.

It depends upon your application for which tape. Blenderm is good for hinges but not for foam protection like duct tape would be. I don't trust masking tape anywhere that I want a secure connection that I trust.

Hope this helps answer your question.