List of adhesive tapes

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The following is a list of adhesive tapes with pressure-sensitive adhesives:

Name Image Description
Aluminium tape Edit this on WikidataAluminiumtejp.jpgThin aluminum foil, coated on one side with a heat-resistant adhesive. The side coated with adhesive is prevented from sticking together with wax paper.
Autoclave tape Edit this on WikidataAutoclavetape.jpgAdhesive tape used in autoclaving.
Bondage tape Edit this on WikidataBondageTape1.JPGAdheres to itself without using sticky adhesives; this tape is used in bondage.
Box-sealing tape Edit this on WikidataPacktape.jpgPressure-sensitive, used for sealing corrugated boxes. Adhesive is usually coated on a polypropylene or polyester film. Commonly 48 mm (1.9 in) or 72 mm (2.8 in) wide.
Correction tape Edit this on WikidataCorrection tape dispenser.pngTape used to correct mistakes during typing or handwriting.
Double-sided tape Edit this on WikidataДвухсторонний скотч f001.jpgThis tape has adhesive on both sides, and is used to stick two surfaces together.
Duct tape Edit this on WikidataDuct-tape.jpgUsually gray in color, this tape is backed with scrim, often coated with rubber or plastic.[1]
Elastic therapeutic tape Edit this on WikidataKinesiotaping.jpgAlso known as "K tape" and "kinesiology tape", it is an elastic-cotton strip backed with acrylic adhesive. It is used for treating athletic injuries and various physical disorders.
Electrical tape Edit this on WikidataElectrical-tape black.jpgUsed to insulate electrical wires. Commonly made of black vinyl, but available in a variety of colors.
Filament tape Edit this on WikidataFilament tape - 01.jpgHigh-strength packaging tape made of polypropylene or polyester film, with fiberglass filaments embedded along the length.
Swift Response Edit this on WikidataA brand of rubberized, waterproof tape.
Floor marking tape Edit this on WikidataFloor marking 5S safety Scanfil Sieradz.jpgHeavy duty floor tape used for marking areas on a floor such as in industrial warehouses.
Friction tape Edit this on WikidataEVD-tenis-045.jpgTape made of cloth which has been impregnated with a rubber-based adhesive, used mostly to increase grip or friction.
Gaffer tape Edit this on Wikidata13-01-02-inventur-wmde-blitz-06.jpgUsed in the theater, film and television industry, this tape is used to secure cables to keep them out of the way, or to hide them from view.
Gorilla Tape Edit this on WikidataGorilla tape - 01.jpgA trademarked brand of heavy duty duct tape.
Hockey tape Edit this on WikidataHockey tape on stick - 01.jpgUsed for cushioning and grip on polo mallets, ice hockey, roller hockey, and lacrosse equipment.
Kapton Edit this on WikidataKapton tapes, three rolls of different widths.jpgUsed in electronic manufacturing as an insulation and protection layer on electrostatic sensitive and fragile components.
Lingerie tape Edit this on WikidataAlso called "cleavage tape", "fashion tape", or "tit tape", this double-sided adhesive tape is used to keep clothing in place.
Magnetic tape Edit this on WikidataMagnetic tape hg.jpg(Not to be confused with the recording medium of the same name.) Is a thin magnetic strip, which usually has an adhesive on one side.
Masking tape Edit this on WikidataMalerkrepp.jpgUsed in homes and industry, this paper tape is used for masking areas. It is also used to smooth seams that will be painted over on temporary pieces.
Nano tape Edit this on WikidataNano tape.jpgAlso called "gecko tape", this tape is composed of arrays of carbon nanotubes and has directional adhesion properties. It can grip a load in one direction and release its grip when the direction of force is reversed.
Road surface marking Edit this on WikidataLuxembourg, road marking (10o surface de lignes obliques 1).jpgPreformed polymer tapes that can be applied permanently or temporary to the pavements to create road surface markings.
Scotch Tape Edit this on WikidataTape dispenser.JPGA 3M brand name for a wide variety of office and industrial tapes.
Security tape Edit this on WikidataSecurity tape removed.JPGA tape with special tamper indicating features.
Self-amalgamating tape Edit this on WikidataA non-tacky tape which when stretched and wrapped around cables, electrical joints, hoses and pipes will amalgamate itself into a strong seamless rubbery, waterproof, and electrically insulating layer.
Sellotape Edit this on WikidataSellotape 2.JPGA British brand name, a general-purpose clear home and office tape. The name is often used as a generic term for similar tapes in the UK.
Speed tape Edit this on WikidataSpeed tape.jpgUsed on aircraft, this aluminized tape is designed to remain in place in high winds.
Spike Edit this on WikidataSpike tape2.jpgThis is a marking tape used in the theater, film and television industry to mark areas on a stage for actors.
Wound closure strip Edit this on WikidataSteri-Strip - 01.jpgA medical tape (3M trademark).
Surgical tape Edit this on WikidataAlbupore surgical tape.jpgA medical tape.
Stretch-release adhesive Edit this on WikidataAdhesive type manufactured by 3M.
Tear tape Edit this on WikidataOpening paperboard mailer.jpgAllows for easy opening of fast-moving consumer goods. May also carry brand messaging, anti-tampering, and authentication technologies.
Toupee tape Edit this on WikidataToupee tape.tifInvisible double-sided tape used to attach hair pieces or to hold delicate fabrics against the skin.
Reflective tape Edit this on WikidataReflective tape on the side of a C-130E Hercules aircraft commemorates the plane's victory over a hailstorm which it encountered while on a routine mission from its home base at Hur - DPLA - 6095c6e37ce6292e18f85445f74a4329.jpegHigh-visibility adhesive tape with retroreflective sheeting.


  1. ^ "Duct tape - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary". 2012-08-31. Retrieved 2012-10-27.