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What are Various Types of Foil Backed Tape?

Posted on June 10th, 2023

There are many different types of Aluminum foil backed tape available, each with its own unique properties and applications. Some of the most common types of foil backed tape include:

1. Aluminum Foil Tape

This type of tape has a backing made of aluminum foil, which provides excellent heat and light reflection properties. It is commonly used for HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems, insulation sealing, and ductwork.

2. Reinforced Aluminum Foil Tape

Reinforced aluminum foil tape is a type of foil tape that has additional reinforcement, such as fiberglass or polyester fibers, embedded within the backing. This reinforcement enhances the tape’s strength and durability, making it suitable for applications that require extra strength, such as sealing insulation joints or repairing metal surfaces.

3. Foil-Scrim-Kraft (FSK) Tape

FSK tape consists of a backing made of aluminum foil, reinforced with a layer of fiberglass scrim and coated with a layer of adhesive. It is commonly used in HVAC systems for sealing and joining insulation materials.

The backing means the adhesive tape’s carrier materials. The thickness of Aluminum foil backing from 18um to 150um. But the actual common thickness is up to 50um. The thicker the aluminum foil is, the higher the tensile strength of the tape becomes. But the thicker the foil, the more expensive it is. We usually use reinforced aluminum foil to increase its tensile strength but not much production costs.

Aluminum foil backed tape is a versatile and durable material that can be used for a variety of purposes. It is a good choice for anyone who needs a strong, durable, and weather-resistant adhesive tape.

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