Cloth Tapes consist of cotton, polyester, acetate, nylon, rayon woven or non woven fabrics with acrylic, rubber or silicone adhesive. Often the cloth is coated with materials such as foil, PTFE, polyethylene, silicone, rubber or vinyl, making the tape flexible, durable, waterproof, fire-resistant or otherwise distinctive. Cloth Tape has a variety of uses and commonly referred to as Duct Tape, Gaffers Tape, Spike Tape, Carpet Tape, Medical Tape, Athletic Tape, Glass Cloth Tape, Binding Tape, Friction Tape or Hockey Tape.
Woven fabrics are created by weaving or knitting yarns while nonwoven fabrics are made of natural or synthetic fibers interlocked mechanically, thermally or chemically. Nonwoven fabrics have diverse properties, such as stretch, resilience, absorbency, liquid repellency, washability, flame retardancy, cushioning, filtering, bacterial barrier and sterility. Some nonwoven fabrics can be recycled after use and are often used in health care, apparel, home furnishings, transportation, industrial and consumer goods.