The 3M™ Value Duct Tape 1900 offers an affordable solution for utility and general-purpose tasks, as well as lighter, non-critical applications. This versatile toolbox tape excels in various general applications, such as light-duty sealing, bundling, marking, and temporary repairs. Its synthetic rubber adhesive adheres instantly to smooth surfaces like metal, glass, plastic, and sealed concrete, while its water-resistant polyethylene coating effectively seals in damp and humid conditions.
This tape serves as an ideal labeling option when greater durability and holding power are required compared to paper-backed or cellophane tapes. It easily tears by hand from the roll, and the cloth scrim enables straight horizontal and vertical tears while reinforcing strength. The tape adapts well to contoured or slightly irregular surfaces, ensuring reliable sealing.
Strength, moisture resistance, abrasion resistance, heat resistance, and clean removal all contribute to a duct tape's effectiveness. Backing thickness and adhesive type are two crucial factors determining these properties. Thicker backing ensures greater tensile strength, moisture, and abrasion resistance. Rubber-based or synthetic rubber adhesives deliver instant stick, a robust bond, and lasting hold in moist conditions. Additionally, the distinctive cloth scrim between the backing and adhesive enhances strength and assists in straight tearing.