List of adhesive tapes

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


Name Image Description
Box-sealing tape Box Sealing Tape Large Roll.jpg Pressure-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.
Double-sided tape Double sided tape - magnification.jpg This tape has adhesive on both sides, and is used to stick two surfaces together.
Bondage tape BondageTape1.JPG Adheres to itself without using sticky adhesives; this tape is used in bondage
Duct tape Duct-tape.jpg Usually gray in color, this tape is backed with scrim, often coated with rubber or plastic.[1]
Elastic therapeutic tape Kinesiotaping.jpg Also 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 Electrical-tape black.jpg Used to insulate electrical wires. Commonly made of black vinyl, but available in a variety of colors.
Filament tape Filament tape - 01.jpg High-strength packaging tape made of polypropylene or polyester film, with fiberglass filaments embedded along the length.
Flex Tape A brand of rubberized, waterproof tape
Floor marking tape Heavy duty floor tape used for marking areas on a floor such as in industrial warehouses.
Friction tape EVD-tenis-045.jpg Tape made of cloth which has been impregnated with a rubber-based adhesive, used mostly to increase grip or friction
Gaffer tape Black gaffer tape.jpg Used 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.
Gecko tape Micro view of Gecko Tape.jpg Still under development, this is tape is being designed with directional adhesion properties, which is the ability of an adhesive material to grip a load in one direction and to release its grip when the direction of force is reversed.
Gorilla Tape Gorilla tape - 01.jpg A trademarked brand of heavy duty duct tape
Hockey tape Hockey tape on stick - 01.jpg Used for cushioning and grip on polo mallets, ice hockey, roller hockey, and lacrosse equipment
Kapton tape Kapton tapes, three rolls of different widths.jpg Used in electronic manufacturing as an insulation and protection layer on electrostatic sensitive and fragile components.
Lingerie tape Also called "cleavage tape", "fashion tape", or "tit tape", this double-sided adhesive tape is used to keep clothing in place.
Masking tape
Used 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.
Road marking tape Road marking tapes on a New York City street.jpg Preformed polymer tapes that can be applied permanently or temporary to the pavements to create road surface markings
Scotch Tape Tape dispenser.JPG A 3M brand name for a wide variety of office and industrial tapes
Security tape Security tape removed.JPG A tape with special tamper indicating features
Self-amalgamating tape A 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 A 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 Speed tape.jpg Used on aircraft, this aluminized tape is designed to remain in place in high winds.
Spike (stagecraft) Spike tape2.jpg This is a marking tape used in the theater, film and television industry to mark areas on a stage for actors.
Steri-Strip Steri-Strip - 01.jpg A medical tape (3M trademark)
Surgical tape Albupore surgical tape.jpg A medical tape
Tear tape Allows for easy opening of fast-moving consumer goods. May also carry brand messaging, anti-tampering, and authentication technologies.
Magnetic tape Is magnetic
Reflective tape Reflects light back to its source


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