Mactac's roots can be traced back to the 1940s, in the United States, when an entrepreneur by the name of Burt Morgan began manufacturing medical and masking tapes.
Over the next decade, he began embracing a boarder vision. He teamed up with Greg Bemis, Sr., head of the Minneapolis-based Bemis Bag Company, to partner on a new pressure sensitive venture. with Bemis' faith and financial backing, Morgan Adhesive Company was officially incorporated in January of 1959. Mactac was born. The European plant was established in Soignies (Belgium) in 1967.