Duct Tapes

Duct tape, also known as Duck Tape is a cloth-backed pressure-sensitive tape which is often coated with polyethylene. Duct tapes main feature is its strong adhesive capacity and its resistance. The construction of different duct tapes varies in the type of backings and adhesives that are used. Our Duct Tapes Guide offers a more complete overview of the different types available on the market.

Types of Duct Tape

  • Gaffer Tape: This is non-reflective and, unlike normal duct tape, can be torn by hand and easily removed without leaving a sticky residue. Gaffer tape is commonly used in the TV and film industries due to its non-reflective properties to temporarily tape cables to the floor or light fixtures to posts. Gaffer tape can also be used in the home for securing cables to a carpet, concrete or wood.
  • General Purpose Duct Tape: This has a low fabric count, a thin outer polyethylene film and low weight adhesive. This tape is ideal for odd jobs where longevity is not an issue.
  • Industrial Grade Duct Tape: This is made from a stronger fabric with a tougher outer layer and thicker adhesive. This duct tape is for more heavy-duty use and is ideal for holding down carpets at exhibitions.
  • Professional Grade Duct Tape: These have a stronger backing material than the industrial duct tape for added strength, durability and adhesion. These tapes are often used by contractors and construction workers.

Features of Duct Tape

Duct tape consists of an outer layer of plastic film, usually polyethylene or LDPE (low-density polyethylene) that provides waterproofing and weather resistance. Some tapes have a vinyl outer coating which is resistant to abrasions. Tapes are also available that are made from transparent materials that make them less visible when applied.

The different types of duct tape vary according to the fabric fibres that are used. These fabric fibres can be cotton, nylon, fibreglass, rayon or polyester. The most common widths for duct tape are 48 mm and 51 mm

What is Duct Tape Used for?

Originally the silver-grey coloured duct tape was used to seal joints in heating or air conditioning ducts to make them airtight but it now has multiple uses, including holding things together or onto a surface. They're available in a range of materials with different properties and colours enabling them to be used for many tasks - making it an essential item for any DIY tool kit.


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Description Price Colour Tape Type Width Length Backing Material Thickness Adhesive Material Adhesion Strength Elongation at Break Tensile Strength Finish Maximum Operating Temperature Minimum Operating Temperature Trade Name
RS stock no. 885-5230
Mfr. Part No.T2719
Brand3M
R 819.47
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White Cloth Tape 19mm 55m Glass Cloth 0.18mm - 3.3 N/cm 5% 252N/cm Glass +150°C - -
RS stock no. 905-4160
Mfr. Part No.AT160
R 165.06
Each
units
Black Cloth Tape 12mm 50m Fabric 0.33mm Natural Rubber 3.5 N/cm 8% 85N/cm Matt +80°C -50°C -
RS stock no. 885-5227
Mfr. Part No.T2712
Brand3M
R 541.80
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White Cloth Tape 12mm 55m Glass Cloth 0.18mm - 3.3 N/cm 5% 252N/cm Glass +150°C - -
RS stock no. 812-5371
Mfr. Part No.53799-00000-02
BrandTesa
R 512.09
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Green Duct Tape 50mm 50m PE Cloth 0.31mm Synthetic Rubber 4.8 N/cm 10% 77N/cm PE Coated +110°C - -
RS stock no. 727-1303
Mfr. Part No.1900
Brand3M
R 170.64
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Silver Duct Tape 50mm 50m PE Cloth 0.17mm Rubber 6 N/cm 20% 28N/cm - +93°C +4°C VALUE DUCT 1900
RS stock no. 727-1300
Mfr. Part No.1900
Brand3M
R 164.53
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Black Duct Tape 50mm 50m PE Cloth 0.17mm Rubber 6 N/cm 20% 28N/cm - +93°C +4°C VALUE DUCT 1900
RS stock no. 236-7440
Mfr. Part No.361X19,5
Brand3M
R 1,377.67
Each
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White - 19mm 55m Glass Cloth 0.17mm Silicone 4.2 N/cm 7% 256N/cm - +288°C -54°C -
RS stock no. 763-8958
Mfr. Part No.04651-00505-00
BrandTesa
R 603.19
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Black Duct Tape 25mm 50m Fabric 0.31mm Synthetic Rubber 3.3 N/cm 13% 100N/cm Acrylic Coated +130°C - -
RS stock no. 840-9026
Mfr. Part No.1755-3/4X60FT
Brand3M
R 214.06
Each
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Black Cloth Tape 19.1mm 18m Cotton 0.33mm - 4.3 N/cm - 81.9N/cm Rubber +80°C - -
RS stock no. 373-1606
BrandRS PRO
R 270.69
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Silver Duct Tape 48mm 50m PE Cloth 0.18mm Rubber 4.3 N/cm 15% 30N/cm PE Coated - - -
RS stock no. 373-0518
Mfr. Part No.IDH 1418606
BrandLoctite
R 211.88
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Silver Duct Tape 50mm 25m PE Cloth - Rubber - - - PE Coated - - UniBond Duct Tape
RS stock no. 885-5237
Mfr. Part No.T2730
Brand3M
R 1,298.00
Each
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White Cloth Tape 30mm 55m Glass Cloth 0.18mm - 3.3 N/cm 5% 252N/cm Glass +150°C - -
RS stock no. 885-5268
Mfr. Part No.T6919
Brand3M
R 734.80
Each
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White Cloth Tape 19mm 33m Glass Cloth 0.18mm - 4.4 N/cm 5% 314N/cm Glass +200°C 0°C -
RS stock no. 905-4188
Mfr. Part No.AT160
R 281.25
Each
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Black Cloth Tape 25mm 50m Fabric 0.33mm Natural Rubber 3.5 N/cm 8% 85N/cm Matt +80°C -50°C -
RS stock no. 494-512
R 176.50
1 Reel of 25 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
Silver Duct Tape 50mm 25m Fabric 0.20mm Rubber Resin 3.7 N/cm 20% 35N/cm Gloss +65°C -50°C AT170
RS stock no. 763-8952
Mfr. Part No.04651-00508-00
BrandTesa
R 1,297.63
Each
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Black - 50mm 50m Rayon 0.31mm - 3.3 (Steel) N/cm 13% 100N/cm Acrylic Coated +130°C - -
RS stock no. 341-8448
R 598.73
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
Grey Cloth Tape 50mm 50m Fabric 0.33mm Natural Rubber 3.5 N/cm 8% 85N/cm Matt +80°C -50°C AT160
RS stock no. 885-5233
Mfr. Part No.T2725
Brand3M
R 1,078.93
Each
units
White Cloth Tape 25mm 55m Glass Cloth 0.18mm - 3.3 N/cm 5% 252N/cm Glass +150°C - -
RS stock no. 494-477
R 106.95
1 Reel of 10 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
Black Cloth Tape 50mm 10m Fabric 0.33mm Natural Rubber 3.5 N/cm 8% 85N/cm Matt +80°C -50°C AT160
RS stock no. 494-499
R 497.18
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
White Cloth Tape 50mm 50m Fabric 0.33mm Natural Rubber 3.5 N/cm 8% 85N/cm Matt +80°C -50°C AT160