Sometimes customers experience damage and adhesive residue after the use of duct tapes. It seems customers aren't aware of other self-adhesive tapes much more suitable for delicate and/or temporary applications. We want to share information of when to use duct tape and for what applications removable tapes are the better choice.
Specifications of duct tape and removable tape
The right tape ensures reliable bonding for your application. This is an overview of the general properties of duct tapes and removable tapes. Please ask your tape specialist what the possibilities are for your application.
Duct tapes offer immediate tack, high adhesion and tensile strength.
- for permanent applications;
- for emergency repairs;
- for structural work and renovation;
- for bundling, closing, strapping, etc.;
- has high adhesive and tensile strength.
Removable tapes offer sufficient adhesive strength for application, without damaging the surface after removal or leaving adhesive residues.
- for temporary applications;
- for delicate applications;
- for masking an protection;
- for plastering, paint and stucco work, etc.;
- is cleanly removable.
Experiment: Duct tape vs removable tape
We tested duct tapes and removable tapes on different types of surfaces. The duct tapes left adhesive residue and damage to the surface. Here, removable tapes are functioning better. How long removable tapes are cleanly removable depends on the kind of tape you use as well as the weather conditions and the type of surface.
For an indication of how long please check the product datasheet or contact your tape specialist.