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Duct Tapes

Does your business need a multipurpose waterproof cloth tape for interior and exterior use? Duct tape offers a professional solution for heavy duty sticking tasks.

Duct Tape is great for securing a range of large items including rolled up carpets, temporary flooring and securing loose cables.


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Product name Code
Duct Tape - Silver (75mm x 50m) 62-64B
Duct Tape - Silver (50mm x 50m) 62-64A

What is Duct Tape Made from?

Duct tape has always been made with three very components:

  • A layer of glue
  • Mesh fabric
  • Polyethylene Plastic Coating

Duct Tape is just one of many packing tapes we supply at Ferrari Packaging. It is the polyethylene section of the tape which is the most important as it is water-resistant. Duct Tape was given its name as it can repel water and therefore links to the saying and reference “like water off a duck’s back”.

Duct tape has multi functions and it is a wonderful packaging tape.  As duct tape has three layers it offers long lasting hold and packaging protection.  

A Packaging tapes role is to lock packages, keep the goods inside safe.  Duct tape can also be used to secure rolled up carpets and secure loose cables.


Why was Duct Tape Invented?

Duct tape has a rich history and great story behind it. Before the invention of duct tape many, many years ago, packages were sent to the military and would be sealed with wax. Wax was used to ensure that the ammunition inside safe from water.

By securing the boxes with wax it meant that they were harder to open and this caused problems for soldiers right in the heart of action. During battle many of the boxes were stuck closed due to their wax seal it left many soldiers vulnerable as they couldn’t reach their ammunition.

The soldiers needed a packaging solution which meant they could easily open the boxes without the parcels being damaged in transit.

When a soldiers’ mother from Illinois contacted President Franklin Roosevelt about this problem it changed the packaging industry forever. Vesta Stoudt, a mother of two Navy sailors suggested that they:


“Use a strong cloth tape to close seams, and make tab of same…  We can’t let them down by giving them a box of cartridges that takes a minute or more to open, the enemy taking their lives, that could have been saved.”

The President then recognised this problem and sent orders to the War Production Board in Washington, D.C to make a packaging tape that could withstand wartime conditions.


Duct Tape in The Modern Age

Duct tape is used worldwide to seal and protect packaging and is appreciated for its strength and durability. At Ferrari Packaging provide a number of bulk buy packaging tapes which are great alternatives for duct tape:

  • Polypropylene Hot Melt
  • Polypropylene Acrylic Tape
  • Polypropylene Solvent Tape
  • Vinyl Tape
  • Machine Length Hot Melt Tape
  • Smart Tape
  • Tape Dispensers
  • Masking Tapes
  • Duct Tapes
  • Crossweave Reinforced Tapes
  • Monoweave-Reinforced Tapes
  • Coloured Tape

Still unsure if duct tape will be the best option for your business? At Ferrari Packaging, we would be more than happy to guide you in the right direction! Give us a call today!

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