Looking for Tape?United Tool and Fastener offers a wide variety of tape to suit your work or job demands from the brands you trust and expect to bring top quality. At UTF, you’ll find duct, electrical, masking, packing, PVC, and Teflon seal tape from brands including Tytan, Shurtape, and Electrotape.

Whatever type of tape necessary for the specific job or work can be purchased from your local Houston, San Antonio, or College Station UTF showroom.

Shurtape duct tape

Duct tape was invented during World War II for American soldiers who used it for everything from repairing broken windows and making temporary bandages to waterproofing ammunition cases.

Considered the workhorse of the duct tape world, general-purpose duct tapes are designed for use in a variety of applications, including seaming, sealing, bundling, repairing, holding, and goosenecking. Shurtape’s general-purpose duct tapes, ranging from 6 to 9 mils thick, offer characteristics including easy handling and tearability, good conformability, and good adhesion to a variety of surfaces.

Shurtape duct tape comes in the following grades for a variety of uses:

  • PC 6: Economy grade, 6 mil duct tape for non-critical, general use applications, including packaging, bundling, sealing, repairing, holding and waterproofing.
  • PC 7: Utility grade, 7 mil duct tape that offers aggressive adhesion for sealing, seaming, repairing, holding and waterproofing applications, even in cold temperatures.
  • PC 8: General-purpose grade, 8 mil duct tape with aggressive adhesion and cold temperature performance for sealing, seaming, repairing, holding and waterproofing applications, as well as for tasks in the restoration industry.
  • PC 9: Contractor grade, repair duct tape that offers superior adhesion with excellent holding power for sealing, seaming, repairing, holding and waterproofing applications, as well as for tasks in the restoration industry, such as holding poly-sheeting.

For increased strength and durability, the general-purpose duct tapes are constructed with Shurtape’s Polybonded CO-EX Technology®, a co-extrusion process during which polyethylene, cloth and adhesive are melded together in a single, high-temperature step. According to Shurtape, this method of duct tape construction delivers a seamless, airtight construction that adds strength and prevents delamination failures, particularly when the tape is subjected to repeated stress or weather elements.

“Understanding the differences between the various duct tapes available – and how to pick the best tape for the job – could be the deciding factor between a sloppy rework and a job well done,” said Kelly Patrick, product marketing manager for cloth and duct tapes at Shurtape.

“It’s important to consider characteristics like thickness, adhesion, tensile strength, and even clean removability, to ensure excellent performance and superior results.”

To learn more about, or buy, the various tape UTF carries, call or visit a UTF showroom in Houston at 713-692-2323; in San Antonio at 210-495-8665; in College Station at 979-731-8665.