Why Is Duct Tape Called "duck Tape?"


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Duck Tape is the original brand of duct tape. Original Duck Tape duct tape is still available in several strengths. Duck Tape the brand has taken on a different life through its colored and patterned tapes that people use for creative projects from binding books to making prom dresses.

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Duck Tape also produces special project tapes for a variety of applications, including outdoor use tape, waterproof tape, double-sided tape, HVAC tape and box tape. In addition, the company makes tapes in clear, extra-wide, no-residue and removable formats. Not all duct tapes have the variety of the Duck Tape brand, although Tape Brothers brand is competitive.

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