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What is vinyl tape?

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Vinyl tape is a type of tape characterized by a vinyl backing that may be finished with one or more types of plastics and features a rubber adhesive. Vinyl tape is sometimes referred to as electrical tape due to its usefulness in electrical applications.

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Benefits of vinyl tape include strong adhesive properties, resistance to wear and abuse, flexibility and minimal residue when peeled from a surface. Vinyl tape comes in a wide array of colors, and in addition to being a versatile tool for making repairs and insulating electrical wiring, it is ideal for marking areas on a hard surface floor or wall, wrapping handles to create a grip, and labeling or color-coding wiring, cables and other objects.

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