Alpha® has introduced a new surface protection tape that will give you both surface protection as well as a writable surface. The Alpha® Surface Protection Tape is a single-sided tape made of HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene) cloth laminated with LDPE (Low-Density Polyethylene) and a unique solvent-based acrylic adhesive. The tape provides user-friendly handling and superior physical properties when compared with conventional adhesive tapes used in the stone industry. Quite often stone fabricators use a white paint marker designed for metal and/or glass to mark the cut line on the stone surface. This may work well, but may not be visible depending on the color of the stone but does not offer any protection for the surface, so there is a high risk of scratching the surface during the application. The tape tears cleanly and evenly without splintering, so no cutting tools are required. Also, due to the unique nature of the tape, when the adhesive side makes face-to-face contact upon itself, it separates cleanly avoiding any waste. Once applied to the surface, if the tape is removed within two weeks, very little or no residue remains. If any residue is left, it can easily be removed with A91% isopropyl alcohol (IPA). The Alpha® Surface Protection Tape is repositionable but offers a high dimensional stability for the toughest jobs. It is waterproof, so that you can use it for wet applications such as cutting and polishing.