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That's Why Foil Tape Looks Great and Works Better

2016-09-08

Combine the versatility of aluminum and the gripping aspect of tape and you’ve got a handy product. Foil tape doesn't just look shiny and cool; it's actually extremely useful. So much so, in fact, that it's even used in the aerospace industry. Foil tapes are pressure-sensitive and hold strong even in sub-zero temperatures. They're also flame retardant and resistant to cracking.

All varieties of aluminum tape should be stored under normal conditions of 60° to 80°F (16° to 27°C) with a relative humidity between 40 to 60%. For optimum performance, it should be used within two years of its manufactured date. Foil tape should only be used for the purpose in which it is intended, and it hasn't been evaluated or reviewed for medical usage.

We may not be using foil tape for racing pigeons today, but it does have several practical and industry specific applications.

Whether you work in the construction industry or simply need a strong packing material for your holiday items, foil tape is a great choice. If you have any foil tape related questions or are ready to put it into action, contact us at Tapes & Technical Solutions in store or online. Our expert staff can help you decide if foil tape is right for you.

When it comes to sealing ducts, duct tape has often been touted as the best performer. While it may be a great quick fix, it isn’t permanent. Foil tape far outweighs duct tape in heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. Its high tack cold weather acrylic adhesive allows it to adhere well in low temperatures and high humidity.

Aluminum tape, has many uses in the electrical, HVAC and construction industry. It can be used in jobs requiring moisture and chemical resistance, thermal conductivity, flame resistance, heat and light reflectance, and weatherability. There are several different styles of tape available, including acrylic adhesive, line-less, polymer coated, and flame resistant aluminum glass tape.