Types of Cloth Tape, Woven & Non-Woven Fabric Tapes
Cloth Tapes consist of cotton, polyester, acetate, nylon, and rayon woven, or non-woven fabrics with acrylic, rubber, or silicone adhesive. Often the cloth is coated with materials such as foil, PTFE, polyethylene, silicone, rubber, or vinyl, making the tape flexible, durable, waterproof, fire-resistant, or otherwise distinctive. Cloth Tape has a variety of uses and is commonly referred to as Duct Tape, Gaffers Tape, Spike Tape, Carpet Tape, Medical Tape, Athletic Tape, Glass Cloth Tape, Binding Tape, Friction Tape, or Hockey Tape.
Woven fabrics are created by weaving or knitting yarns while nonwoven fabrics are made of natural or synthetic fibers interlocked mechanically, thermally, or chemically. Nonwoven fabrics have diverse properties, such as stretch, resilience, absorbency, liquid repellency, washability, flame retardancy, cushioning, filtering, bacterial barrier, and sterility. Some nonwoven fabrics can be recycled after use and are often used in health care, apparel, home furnishings, transportation, industrial, and consumer goods.
Duct Tape, also known as Duck Tape, is cloth or scrim-backed tape often sealed with polyethylene and a natural rubber adhesive. It is strong, flexible, and resists weathering, commonly used in heating, ductwork, and an assortment of tasks. Available in various colors and sizes.
Gaffers Tape and Spike Tapes are similar to Duct Tape for it is a strong cotton tape with a synthetic rubber adhesive, allowing the tape to be removed cleanly.
- Gaffers Tape – a non-reflective, residue-free tape used for wire holding in the entertainment and electrical industries.
- Spike Tape – a narrow gaffer tape used for marking floor layout and color identification.
Glass Cloth Tapes are coated with silicone, acrylic, rubber, or thermosetting adhesive, typically used for high-temperature resistance. Tapes include:
- Foil Coated Cloth Tape
- PTFE Polytetrafluorethylene Coated Cloth Tape
- Teflon® DuPont™ PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene Coated Cloth Tape
Medical Cloth Tapes are made from a flexible Woven or Non-woven Fabric often with a special hypoallergenic medical grade adhesive that typically removes cleanly and painlessly. Often used for wound care, securing, or tagging medical equipment and devices.
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- Acetate, Nylon, and Polyester Woven & Non-Woven Fabric Tapes
- Binding Tape – a vinyl coated archival cloth tape used to reinforce bookbinding.
- Friction Tape / Hockey Tape – a cotton cloth tape impregnated with a rubber-based adhesive, making it sticky. Often used to increase friction or grip, such as hockey stick blades or handles on baseball bats.
- Sewing Tape / Basting Tape – a tape designed to be permanent or temporary for holding the fabric in place or marking garments.
- Felt – a nonwoven fabric made of wool, a blend of fibers or synthetic fibers that are either pressed, woven or needled to make the fiber interlock. Felt is available in many colors and is often used for damping in appliances, musical instruments, construction, or decorating craft projects.
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