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Post-it® Super Sticky Removable Notes Pad 90 Sheets 76x76mm Ultra Assorted Ref 654-12SSUC [Pack of 12] by Post-It®. These stickies come packs of 90 notes each, in assorted neon colors that are quite bright; will stand out in most office environments. According to Wikopedia, MMM, the makers of Post-Its®, came out with a stronger glue that would adhere better -hence super-sticky--in 2003. These notes now have an enhanced adhesive which holds stronger and longer to vertical and difficult surfaces, will stick to virtually any surface, and will remove cleanly following use. MMM states that this new plant-based adhesive is from a non-food plant that grows annually; its use reduces their use of petroleum, also makes notes super recyclable.
Of course, a Post-it® note (or sticky note) is a small piece of paper with a re-adherable strip of glue on its back, made for temporarily attaching notes to documents and other surfaces. A unique low-tack pressure-sensitive adhesive allows the notes to be easily attached, removed, and even re-posted elsewhere without leaving residue. Originally small yellow squares, Post-it® notes and related products are now available in a wide range of colors, shapes, and sizes.
However, with apologies to Romy and Michele, they were developed by Dr. Spencer Silver, a scientist at MMM, in 1968. He was trying to develop a super-strong adhesive. Instead he accidentally created a "low-tack", reusable, pressure-sensitive adhesive. The original notes' yellow color was chosen by accident, as the lab next-door to his team had only yellow scrap paper to use. Post-Its® patent ran out in 1997, but the term "Post-It®" has not been genericized. It and the original notes' distinctive yellow color remain registered company trademarks, with depictions such as "repositionable notes" used for similar offerings manufactured by competitors.
Well, like most other people in the office-dwelling world, I like and use Post-Its®. As I am older than most, however, I remember the original yellow notes, and how pleased I was when they became recyclable. A good product improved, used worldwide. What can I say?