tape is a cloth-backed adhesive tape that is more easily ripped than cut.
The three layers that make duct tape are polyethylene, fabric mesh, and
adhesive. It became known as duct tape and colored silver because of its
applicability in heating and air conditioning ductwork.
Specialized forms are available for exterior use and professional repair
work, with attention to heavy-duty thickness and moisture resistance.
Industrial duct tape is a separate category, featuring thicker, heavier
tape suited for specialized manufacturing purposes. There is also a special
fire safety tape that is rated for flame spread. The varieties of duct
tape have multiplied through the years. Transparent duct tape is now also
available, as is double-sided duct tape.
In addition, colored duct tape, available in hues similar to the 8-pack
box of crayons used by youngsters, has been specially designed both for
general use, being less obvious in repair work, and craft applications.
One can also find camouflage duct tape; fluorescent colored duct tape,
and flattened rolls without the core for compact storage.
addition to home repair and improvement, construction, and industrial
applications not only was it used on Apollo space flights, but it is required
cargo on my truck and on the space shuttle. There are very few things
that can't be taped up with duct. Wrap it around your hand with the sticky
side out and you can use it as a lint remover.
helps to keep paint off the carpet when painting trim.
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