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Aluminum Foil Tape used for

2016-09-22

Aluminum Foil Coated Duct Foil Tape is used for sealing duct board and flex duct in heating applications; also ideal for use as a vapor seal on reinforced fiberglass duct board.

The ducts that run through your home can be sealed with either foil tape or duct mastic, and every DIY master or contractor has their own preference for what they use when working on residential ducts. Both of these options have their benefits and drawbacks, and just like any project, a professional assessment can go miles toward ensuring the work is done right and will last well into the future. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of both approaches.

Aluminum foil tapes are engineered with an aggressive, long lasting, pressure-sensitive adhesive that demonstrates superior bonding when exposed to both sub-zero and elevated temperatures. The shiny, UV resistant foil backing offers an enhanced appearance, excellent reflective and flame retardant properties, and remains flexible to resist cracking and lifting around irregular or curved surfaces.

All varieties of aluminum tape should be stored under normal conditions of 60° to 80°F (16° to 27°C) with a relative humidity between 40 to 60%. For optimum performance, it should be used within two years of its manufactured date. Foil tape should only be used for the purpose in which it is intended, and it hasn't been evaluated or reviewed for medical usage.

Aluminum foil tapes address the most significant application usage range within the industrial, HVAC, aerospace, appliance and marine industries.