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Gaffa tape, gaffer tape, lasso or duct tape?

For anyone who has ever wanted to know, here you will find the difference between gaffa tape, gaffer tape, lasso and duct tape:


Gaffa Tape:

In German it is usually called Gafferband, but if you hear gaffer tape, gaffer's tape or gaffa tape they all refer to one and the same tape. "Gaffer" is English and is the term used for the lighting electrician on a motion-picture or television set. Stagehands often refer to it as "lasso".

Gafferband, gaffa tape, gaffer's tape or gaffer tape is a durable tape with a fibre-reinforced plastic backing and a strong adhesive that can be easily removed by hand. If the tape has not been in place for too long, it can even be removed without leaving any residue behind. These properties make gaffer tape a trusted tool, particular for stage work, because it is easy to use. It does not require any tools and everything that needs to be fixed in place quickly (e.g. cables), is promptly taken care of.

Gaffer tape comes in silver, white and black. The black version is usually best for stage floors which are also normally black.


Duct Tape/Duck Tape:

Duct tape or duck tape is a waterproof, silver grey, self-adhesive fabric tape known in German as “Universalklebeband”, “Panzerband” or “Industrieklebeband”. The terms duct tape and duck tape originally come from America back when they needed to develop a waterproof tape for the US military. It was supposed to prevent moisture from getting into the ammo boxes and was first produced in the typical olive green used by the military. After recognizing just how versatile duck tape was, the soldiers soon began using it for many other things as well (repairing weapons, jeeps, aircraft, etc.) They took these practical ideas with them back home, where for instance the waterproof fabric tape was used to fix leaky pipes.

Regarding the origin of the name, there are two different stories that support both the name duck tape as well as duct tape. The term "duck" for example, is related to the Dutch word doek (= cloth) and the German word “Tuch” and refers to a durable fabric usually made of cotton. The name duck tape may also have come from the fact that just like ducks, the tape is also waterproof. Duct in turn means piping, and after some companies began manufacturing the once olive green tape in silver for the repair of ducts, this term rapidly became commonly used. Since the words duck and duct both sound very similar, both terms soon became widely used.

In the theatre industry, and in the US in general, duck tape is used very often. It lays flat on almost every surface and the reinforced fabric is tear resistant lengthwise. Yet it is very easy to tear the tape crosswise without the need for any tools. The only thing you have to worry about is stubborn residue from the adhesive. It can not be completely removed.

The TUCHLER range of tapes include:

 

Gaffer Tape LC (duct tape)

Extremely inexpensive tape with high tack instant adhesive, easy to tear off the roll, leaves residue when removed

  • High tack instant adhesive, sticks on rough surfaces
  • glossy surface
  • Waterproof once applied

 

 

Gaffer Tape BL (duct tape)

Extremely inexpensive tape with high tack instant adhesive, easy to tear off the roll, leaves residue when removed

  • High tack instant adhesive, sticks on rough surfaces
  • glossy surface
  • Waterproof once applied

 

 

Universal Dance Flooring Adhesive Tape

Very inexpensive dance flooring adhesive tape for use on all dance floorings. Recommended for stage use without dance where there is a high demand for mechanical strength.

  • Very lightweight and virtually residue-free removal
  • Durable
  • Very easy to apply with low elasticity
  • Easy to tear off the roll
  • Recommended for stage use without dance where there is a high demand for mechanical strength.
  • Suitable for all dance floorings

 

 

ProDance Dance Flooring Adhesive Tape

The high-quality dance flooring adhesive tape ProDance was developed especially for dance and ballet. The matt surface has virtually the same sliding friction as that of most popular dance floorings. The minimal thickness of the tape means it is hardly noticeable on the dance floorings. These properties ensure an unmatched dance comfort and safety on all major dance floorings in the world.

ProDance dance flooring adhesive tape also securely holds dance floorings in place and even after extended use can still be removed quickly and easily without leaving any residue.

  • The surface is virtually the same as that of a dance flooring
  • Optimal flatness on the dance flooring due to the minimal thickness
  • Maximum comfort and safety
  • Very easy to apply with low elasticity
  • Easy to tear off the roll
  • Even after extended periods of use it can usually be completely removed without leaving any residue
  • Works extremely well on all dance floorings, even those from other manufacturers!

 

 

 

You do not want the dance flooring adhesive tape to be visible at the joints? - Then the PIKT adhesive mesh is the right solution for you!

  • Double-sided adhesive
  • Dance flooring joints become almost invisible hairlines
  • Very easy to remove
  • Even after extended use it can be removed without leaving virtually any residue
  • Also suitable for permanent installations
  • Available in 100 cm and 20 cm widths
  • Works extremely well under all dance floorings and carpets, even those from other manufacturers!


Use the PIKIT adhesive grid

  • in 20 cm width to fix flooring joints in place 
  • in 100 cm width for full-surface and/or permanent installation

 


 

 

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