Adhesive Tape Application Guide
Professionals are best aware of the many uses of tape in construction. The installation of the air conditioner that you use in the summer or the installation of the ventilation and air conditioning ducts requires the use of aluminum tape (also known as reflective tape or metal tape). Another type of product called FSK insulating tape (also known as reinforced tape) is available whenever it is necessary to seal or glue insulating separation joints.
Tape that sticks to wood is actually a popular name because there are so many different types of gussets. It is usually made from a layer of aluminum foil backed by fiberglass mesh or paper. Adhesive tapes consisting of a layer of aluminum foil backed by a fiberglass and paper mesh called FSK reinforced tapes, are the most common type of electrical tape. Another material used for reinforcement is fiberglass cloth. The combination of aluminum foil and fiberglass cloth creates a high quality flame retardant tape.
One of the most important ingredients in all tapes is the adhesive. Adhesive properties determine multiple product characteristics, such as how long the tape will stay in place, service and application temperature, and the overall comfort with which it will be applied. As a result, different masking tapes behave differently – some tapes melt before boiling point, some produce dense black smoke when burned, and others withstand 250 degrees Fahrenheit or higher and do not support combustion at all.
In conclusion, high-quality tapes require a combination of good adhesive and good backing materials (such as aluminum, for example). The resulting product has many diverse uses in construction, personal use, and just about anything else you can think of.