Tape Accessory Types
Tape comes in a variety of options so you can match the tape to your specific application. Not sure which tape to use? Your Local Service Partners can help.
Duct tape is typically used in duct work applications. It is also used to hold blowing hose sections together. It is the most universal tape that we sell, and it is used in many household applications as well. Duct tape is a polyethylene coated tape with aggressive high tack adhesive that can adhere to sheet metal.
Service Partners selection of foil tapes also includes FSK tape. This is a high tack tape in all temperature conditions. Foil and FSK (foil scrim kraft) tapes are typically used for installation of ductwork, radiant barrier insulation, basement wall insulation and laminated metal building insulation.
Vinyl tapes are used on the seams of water heater blankets as well as vinyl metal building insulation. Vinyl tape can also be used as electrical tape to insulate wires and other materials that conduct electricity. Vinyl tape resists wear, weathering and abrasion so it is tough and long-lasting.
Cloth tapes come in utility grade and HVAC grade. They are used for multi-surface and multi-purpose applications.
WMP tape is used to seam facing material when installed over fiberglass batts or other materials. It is also used to seam and patch metal building insulation.
Reinforced tape is also known as filament tape or strapping tape. It is a pressure-sensitive tape used for several packaging functions. It can be used to close corrugated fiberboard boxes, reinforce packages, bundle items, unitize pallets and more. Fiberglass filaments embedded in the tape give it high tensile strength.
Foam tapes are used for sound dampening, insulating, gasketing, cushioning, padding and sealing. Each type of foam has unique features and ideal purposes. Foam tape is typically double sided and can be made from strong materials like acrylic, neoprene, polyethylene and polyurethane foam. It can withstand high levels of vibration.
ZIP tape is made of an advanced acrylic adhesive. It creates an airtight and watertight seal that can withstand harsh weather. It is used in roof and wall applications. ZIP tape can be applied by hand or with a tape gun. It is ideal for sealing and flashing.
Doubleback tape is typically used with the tabs on metal building insulation. It is applied to the tab and then fixed to the building.
Butyl tapes use a specialized rubber adhesive system. It is less temperature sensitive and maintains its tackiness at lower temperatures. It is flexible in cold weather and more stable in high temperatures. Butyl tapes are extremely durable and are often used in applications where an airtight bond is required. It forms a permanent bond.