Duct tape is a pressure-sensitive adhesive that is usually 1.88 inches (44 mm) wide. It is composed of three layers: (1) top layer is a plastic called polyethelyne; (2) which is followed by a fabric mesh; and (3) at the bottom is a rubber-based adhesive. Generally available in silver or black, other colors and even transparent duct tapes are now available.
Types of Duct Tapes
Kinds of Duct Tapes include the following:
The industrial grade duct tape contains the thickest polyethelyne layer as well as the most dense cloth layer.
The professional grade duct tape has more adhesive ability and durability than the standard duct tape. This is recommended for contractors and DIY (do-it-yourself) projects.
Suited for regular household and general repairs, its strength and endurance is fitted for home-based application. The all-purpose grade is also an economical choice for temporary adhesive solution.
Choosing Duct Tapes (Buying tips)
Adhesion: Choose a duct tape that has enough adhesive capability to answer your needs. Durability: When you will use a duct tape for sealing, make sure that it can withstand pressure to which it will be subjected to. Temperature resistance: As duct tapes are exposed to different environmental elements, look for a duct tape that can survive in different temperature levels.