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Sticky Paper Towels

Stick 'em and save a mess.
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Paper towels with a light adhesive strip across one edge similar to the super-popular sticky note. Dispensed from their holder, they unfold in the classic "zig-zag" accordion fassion from their reuseable, refillable container. Impending mess? Just grap, stick, and don't worry. Need a quick mess cleaned up? Simply crease vertically and stick the adhesive to itself, and wipe away confident that your now 2-ply paper towel is stronger and more absorbant. Infants on solid foods yet? The Sticky Towels act as press-on bibs. Layer the towels for greater effect, or stick them to the floor for an easy clean-up drop cloth.
Letsbuildafort, Dec 20 2003

Accordion Dispensing Like This http://www.3mproduc.../post-it_pop-up.asp
Refillable. [Letsbuildafort, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       +1 for the bibs...if it stuck to baby's chin - even better!
po, Dec 20 2003
  

       Be creative, that adhesive works in wonderful ways.
Letsbuildafort, Dec 20 2003
  

       Very good, I hope this gets the 2.5 croissant special. +
sartep, Dec 21 2003
  

       Ooh, clever, [Lbaf]! I can smell this one it's so fresh! +
k_sra, Dec 22 2003
  

       Sure, buddha ... color them your color of choice, place skyward along center of hairless head, BAM ... instant mohawk.
Letsbuildafort, Dec 22 2003
  

       I wouldn't like to think of what might happen to someone using these as emergency toilet paper without being very careful about which is the sticky side.
hippo, Dec 22 2003
  

       Ok ... just to clear up the "unfold in the classic 'zig-zag' accordion fassion" fiasco, I linked to one of the popular refillable dispensers.
Letsbuildafort, Dec 22 2003
  

       Good stuff. Full points. I like [UB]'s calendar anno also.
bungston, Dec 22 2003
  

       Z FOLD!! ... DUH ... why couldn't I think of that - ARGH! <slaps forehead>
Letsbuildafort, Dec 22 2003
  

       perfect for bachelor pads. +
nomadic_wonderer, Dec 26 2003
  

       you could stick it to the bottom of glasses for portable coasters!!
babyhawk, Dec 26 2003
  

       Hope you can make a buck from this idea. Another wrinkle would be to use the sticky surface to remove hair, lint etc. from clothing or to pick up powder, hair etc. from a surface that you don't want to wet. I'm sure many uses will come up. It may be necessary to dispense the towels in a way different from the postit pads. Postit paper is fairly strong and not very elastic. Therefore it can be peeled away with the strength of the sheet working at the glue bond in a small area. With something as flimsy as a paper towel the glue bond for a large area may have to be broken all at once. If breaking this bond takes too much force the towel will rip. At the same time you want the product to be at least as sticky as a postit. Peeling the sheets off only along the narrow dimension of the glue should work.
hangingchad, Dec 26 2003
  

       + Far too practical for their own good. Nice One.
gnomethang, Dec 27 2003
  

       Excellent for hair removal *and* peenie pads.   

       Oh baby, oh baby, ooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh yeeeeeeoooooowwwww   

       PSA: Just don't forget to take 'em off.
thumbwax, Dec 27 2003
  

       Sorry but I juat can't visualise this...what's that about zig-zags? (-)
simonj, Mar 31 2004
  

       And what in the hell is a peenie pad?
squeak, Mar 31 2004
  

       Once again, this is a great idea!
sartep, Jul 11 2004
  
      
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