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Duct Wrap Reflective Foil Insulation

2016-10-13

Available in sheets, coils and rolls, All Foils Aluminum Foil Tape can be produced in gauges and thicknesses ranging from .0005” to .020”. Adhesive foil tape thicknesses range from .001” to .005”. Our high performance aluminum foil tapes are available in conductive and non-conductive adhesives and include a wide variety of release liners.

Using reflective foil duct wrap insulation to create a radiant barrier around your duct work is one of the easiest DIY projects you can do to improve the performance of your heating and/or cooling system. Every minute HVAC systems run without effective insulation, your ducts leak valuable energy.

Adhesive tapes are used in construction and are well known to professionals. For example, aluminum tape, also called reflective tape, or simply foil tape is a necessary component for installation of ventilation, air conditioning ducts, and other air conditioning components. Whenever insulation facing joints are sealed and glued, another variety of the comes handy. This is so called insulation tape or FSK insulation tape or reinforced tape. Strictly speaking, reinforced tape is a common name, because there are a lot of different types of reinforcements. The common component of reinforced tape is a layer of aluminum foil that can be supported with fiberglass mesh, paper, or combination of these two, which will be a popular FSK insulation tape. Fiberglass fabric can also be used for reinforcement, and this foil/fiberglass fabric combination creates a very high quality flame retardant tape that is used for the demanding applications.

Another crucial component of the tape is adhesive. Its properties define how convenient the application will be, how long the tape will stay in place, and what the service and application temperature is. Some adhesives tend to melt before the boiling point, some burn with the heavy black smoke, others may withstand 250oF and higher and will not support burning.

A versatile, flexible option for a number of repair needs, Aluminum Foil tape offers the unique ability to withstand harsh environments while providing optimal staying power. At All Foils, we specialize in delivering adhesive coated aluminum tape to match your exacting job needs and application requirements.