Cloth tape is an adhesive tape made with a cloth backing to make it durable and flexible. The tape is useful for various purposes such as bandages, sealing walls, electrical and plumbing tasks and so on. Cloth tapes are easily available in specialty and hardware stores. While most cloth tapes come with adhesives, pressure-sensitive cloth tapes are also available which are used for special purposes without leaving a trace of any glue residue while holding the things together./p>
Cloth tape earns its high-strength reputation from the use of industrial fabrics as the backing for the adhesive. This increases the tensile strength of the product, and enhances the geometric adaptability of the product during application. Other common benefits of utilizing cloth and fabric as the carrier include heat resistance, insulation, abrasion resistance, and breathability. Similar to other types of tape, cloth tape’s usage is largely determined by compatibility with the bonding substrate, most notably the capabilities of the adhesive. Cloth tapes are most often pressure-sensitive activated, and some cloth tapes may feature double-sided adhesives.
The most common form of cloth tape would be the iconic duct tape. Duct tape has performed well-enough in universal applications that it has supplanted its original construction and abilities as a seam-sealer for HVAC operations. The threads of duct tape tend to be polyester, nylon, rayon, or fiberglass; specialized foil and metal-backed tapes are now recommended for duct work.
For tapes, there are two important geometrical aspects to consider: width and thickness. Length is unimportant because this is determined by the user at the point of application.