Introduction to the development history of duct tape

Introduction to the development history of duct tape


News 09 Oct 2021

In 1928, in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, Richard Drew invented scotch tape. Duct tape can be divided into high-temperature tapes, double-sided tapes, insulating tapes, special tapes, pressure-sensitive tapes, and die-cut tapes according to their functions. Different functions are suitable for different industry needs. The surface of the tape is coated with a layer of adhesive to make the duct tape stick to the object. The earliest adhesives came from animals and plants. In the nineteenth century, rubber was the main component of the adhesive. In modern times, various polymers are widely used.

Duct tape is composed of two parts: base material and adhesive, which connect two or more unconnected objects together by bonding. A layer of adhesive is coated on the surface. The earliest adhesives came from animals and plants. In the nineteenth century, rubber was the main component of adhesives; in modern times, various polymers are widely used.

Adhesives can stick things because their molecules and the molecules of the objects to be connected form bonds, which can firmly bond the molecules together. The composition of the adhesive varies according to different brands and types, and there are a variety of different polymers.

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