Gaffer tape, also referred to as gaffa tape, is a heavy cotton cloth tape featuring a strong adhesive with excellent sticking qualities. These tapes are typically available in rolls of 25m or 50m lengths and a standard 50mm width. They are available in a range of colours, used to mark different applications as well as being available in both gloss and matt finishes.
How does it work?Gaffer tape has a cloth substrate made of a heavy duty cotten, this is faced with an adhesive coating that when affixed to a surface, creates a high strength bond. The tape can bond to almost any surface you want and is usually used as a temporary measure to secure things such as signs, devices, cabling whilst being able to be easily removed by the user afterwards. Gaffer tape can also be used in longer-term scenarios due to its reliable high bond and robust cotton backing.
Features and benefits:Several different colours available such as black, white, yellow or green. These include fluorescent variants also.Cotton based materialAge resistant – perfect for fixing something long termLeakage-proofAnti-corrosive properties (perfect against water and chemicals)Easy to tearInexpensive
Where might I use Gaffer Tape?Around the homeWorkplaceIndustrial sectorsFactories