About: Single Coated Tapes
For a single coated tape, an adhesive is applied to only one side of the backing. The backing may be paper, polymeric film, foil, nonwoven or high thread count woven cloth. The adhesive may be an acrylic, rubber or silicone based adhesive system.
The construction of single coated tapes typically has a backing 1-10mils thick and an adhesive thickness of 2-5 mils. The tape may be self wound with a release coating applied to the backing, or it can be lined with a paper or film release liner.
Examples of single coated tapes are electrical, masking, carton sealing and medical.
Some single-coated tapes, such as filament tape and duct tape, also feature reinforcements of woven cloth or glass strands, and typically are paired with rubber based adhesive systems.