From abatement, remediation and construction sites to DIY home projects professional grade adhesives and tapes are essential and can be utilized in even in the toughest of environments to hang plastic sheeting, seal containers and irregular shaped objects, safety marking and color-coding, moisture proofing and protecting.
- Spray adhesive is a quick and easy way to evenly apply a strong glue to bond a wide variety of surfaces.
- Duct tape is essential on the jobsite and is the go-to solution for everyday applications.
- Polyethylene tape, or simply “poly” tape”, contains a rubber adhesive that bonds well, removes cleanly from most surfaces, and is designed to be used in a wide variety of general-purpose applications.
- Painter’s tape is masking tape which is made of a thin and easy-to-tear paper, and an easily released pressure-sensitive adhesive. It is used mainly in painting, to mask off areas that should not be painted.
What is duct tape used for?
Duct tape is a multipurpose tape and is used for many applications, including; general sealing, patching holes, packing boxes and repairs. Duct tape can also stick to rough and uneven indoor and outdoor surfaces such as wood, stone, plaster, brick and metal.
What makes duct tape so strong?
In between the sticky rubber layer and the silver (or black) backing is a layer of cotton cloth. This layer of cloth is what gives the tape its tensile strength. It makes it easy to hand tear and keeps the tape stuck to a surface once it's laid down.
How do you make tape stick better?
First, make sure the surface you are applying the tape to is clean, free of debris and is dry. Dirty, wet or very cold surfaces will be challenging to get tape to adhere to properly.
What is a spray adhesive?
Spray adhesive is an aerosol glue in a pressurized container and is applied as a mist.
What is spray adhesive used for?
Spray glues can be used for bonding wood, metal, acrylic, foam, fabric, cardboard, leather, corkboard, glass, foil, rubber, and many plastics. Some spray glues aren't recommended for exposure to high temperatures or humidity, so consult the instructions before use.