Adhesive tape is an adhesive-coated fastening tape used for temporary or, in some cases, permanent joining. Single-sided tapes allow joining of two overlapping or adjoining materials, while double-sided tape (adhesive on both sides) allows joining of two items back-to-back. ...more on Wikipedia about "Adhesive tape"
Duct tape, originally known as duck tape, is a strong, fabric-based, multi-purpose adhesive tape, usually silver or black in color, although many other colors, including transparent, are also available, and is usually 1.88 inches wide. It was originally developed during World War II in 1942 under the name "Duck Tape" as a waterproof sealing tape for ammunition casings. Permacel, then a division of Johnson & Johnson, used a rubber-based adhesive to help the tape resist water and a fabric backing to facilitate ripping. Because of these properties, it was also used to quickly repair military equipment, including jeeps, guns, and aircraft. ...more on Wikipedia about "Duct tape"
Gaffer tape (also, gaffer's tape, gaffa tape, or gaff tape) is a tough, fabric backed adhesive tape used in the movie and entertainment industry. The tape is manufactured in many colours, including fluorescent and custom colours, but the most commonly seen variety is matte black, since this blends in with the typical stage floor of a theatre. Although the tape is difficult to break by pulling, it is easily torn by hand along either axis and while its adhesive is not as strong as duct tape, it generally leaves little to no residue when removed. When cables are taped down on a stage, they are sometimes said to be gaffered or gaffed. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gaffer tape"
Masking tape is a type of adhesive tape made of easy-to-tear paper backed with a weak adhesive. It is used mainly in painting, to mask off areas that should not be painted. The adhesive is the key element to its usefulness, as it allows the tape to be easily removed. The tape is available in several strengths, rated on a 1-100 scale based on the strength of the adhesive. Most painting operations will require a tape in the 50 range. Household masking tape is made of an even weaker paper and lower grade adhesive ...more on Wikipedia about "Masking tape"
Scotch Tape is a common term for a family of adhesive tapes manufactured by 3M Company. It was developed in the 1930s by the inventor Richard Drew. ...more on Wikipedia about "Scotch Tape"
Sellotape is a European brand of transparent, cellulose-based, pressure-sensitive adhesive tape, and is the leading brand of clear sticky tape in the United Kingdom. Sellotape is generally used for joining, sealing, attaching and mending. It is also referred to as cellophane tape. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sellotape"
Surgical tape is a form of adhesive tape used in medicine and first aid as a bandage to hold a dressing onto a wound. It will generally have a gentle hypoallergenic adhesive, and be breathable to allow air to reach the skin. ...more on Wikipedia about "Surgical tape"
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