Forj

Tough Tape

Forj thermoplastic tape Maker Joel Dyksterhouse is a composites engineer and he was always interested in exploring different material applications. When he first created the tape, he took it on a weekend hunting trip to try out—and it was soon all used up. The flexible, lightweight, and self-bonding tape repaired a canoe and worked as a tie-down strap during Joel’s trip, and it’s a versatile and durable fix for almost-endless situations. All that super-tough fixing, patching, and custom grip-creating power comes from thermoplastic fibers and thermoplastic polymermatrix that give the tape a tensile strength of over 1,000 pounds. Just heat, press, and repeat to mold the tape to suit your job.

Forj

Thermoplastic Repair Tape

Tough Tape

Forj thermoplastic tape Maker Joel Dyksterhouse is a composites engineer and he was always interested in exploring different material applications. When he first created the tape, he took it on a weekend hunting trip to try out—and it was soon all used up. The flexible, lightweight, and self-bonding tape repaired a canoe and worked as a tie-down strap during Joel’s trip, and it’s a versatile and durable fix for almost-endless situations. All that super-tough fixing, patching, and custom grip-creating power comes from thermoplastic fibers and thermoplastic polymermatrix that give the tape a tensile strength of over 1,000 pounds. Just heat, press, and repeat to mold the tape to suit your job.
Forj
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Quick Questions

What is Forj made of?

Forj is a true composite material. Forj combined an ultra-high-strength thermoplastic fiber with a low-temperature activated thermoplastic polymermatrix. Basically, the thermoplastic polymermatrix keeps the thermoplastic fiber in place.

As a fully wetted (complete bonding between the fiber and the matrix material) composite material, the final product is able to take advantage of the characteristics of each of the individual components—the strength of the fiber and the low-temperature formability of the matrix polymer.

How many pounds can a strand hold?

A single strand of Forj has been tested and proven to hold up to 1,000 pounds of tensile force. Layer two strands of Forj for approximately double the strength.

What makes Forj different from other products?

Forj is 100% plastic, bound together to create an extremely strong material. An individual ribbon can hold over 1,000 pounds. Combined strands can carry even more. When heated (by warm water, hot air, etc.), Forj can also be molded and shaped into anything you can imagine and can hold its shape once cooled. Create things such as a knife grip, a quick repair for a broken chain link, or thousands of other tools and objects.

What can I do with Forj?

Forj's strength, flexibility, malleability, and low-temperature formability makes it ideally suited for a number of applications. It makes a great choice to replace a broken chain link, create a harness, replace a broken rivet, or tow equipment, gear, and toys. Its flexibility allows Forj to adapt to any necessary shape and its malleable characteristics enable Forj to create custom grips, handles, and rivets.

What type of heat source works with forge? Can it catch on fire?

Virtually any heat source can be used to heat Forj to the necessary 140° Fahrenheit to bend and mold the plastic into desired shape—warm water, a typical blow dryer, oven, heat gun, or other tools you might have.

Yes, if exposed to an open flame for too long or exposed to temperatures over 250° Fahrenheit, Forj can be flammable.

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Moldable Thermoplastic Tape see details

Forj

Thermoplastic Repair Tape

Tough Tape

Forj thermoplastic tape Maker Joel Dyksterhouse is a composites engineer and he was always interested in exploring different material applications. When he first created the tape, he took it on a weekend hunting trip to try out—and it was soon all used up. The flexible, lightweight, and self-bonding tape repaired a canoe and worked as a tie-down strap during Joel’s trip, and it’s a versatile and durable fix for almost-endless situations.

All that super-tough fixing, patching, and custom grip-creating power comes from thermoplastic fibers and thermoplastic polymermatrix that give the tape a tensile strength of over 1,000 pounds. Just heat, press, and repeat to mold the tape to suit your job.
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Quick Questions

What is Forj made of?

Forj is a true composite material. Forj combined an ultra-high-strength thermoplastic fiber with a low-temperature activated thermoplastic polymermatrix. Basically, the thermoplastic polymermatrix keeps the thermoplastic fiber in place.

As a fully wetted (complete bonding between the fiber and the matrix material) composite material, the final product is able to take advantage of the characteristics of each of the individual components—the strength of the fiber and the low-temperature formability of the matrix polymer.

How many pounds can a strand hold?

A single strand of Forj has been tested and proven to hold up to 1,000 pounds of tensile force. Layer two strands of Forj for approximately double the strength.

What makes Forj different from other products?

Forj is 100% plastic, bound together to create an extremely strong material. An individual ribbon can hold over 1,000 pounds. Combined strands can carry even more. When heated (by warm water, hot air, etc.), Forj can also be molded and shaped into anything you can imagine and can hold its shape once cooled. Create things such as a knife grip, a quick repair for a broken chain link, or thousands of other tools and objects.

What can I do with Forj?

Forj's strength, flexibility, malleability, and low-temperature formability makes it ideally suited for a number of applications. It makes a great choice to replace a broken chain link, create a harness, replace a broken rivet, or tow equipment, gear, and toys. Its flexibility allows Forj to adapt to any necessary shape and its malleable characteristics enable Forj to create custom grips, handles, and rivets.

What type of heat source works with forge? Can it catch on fire?

Virtually any heat source can be used to heat Forj to the necessary 140° Fahrenheit to bend and mold the plastic into desired shape—warm water, a typical blow dryer, oven, heat gun, or other tools you might have.

Yes, if exposed to an open flame for too long or exposed to temperatures over 250° Fahrenheit, Forj can be flammable.

Learn more about the product

Moldable Thermoplastic Tape see details