Tape doesn’t end with Sellotape, in fact there’s a surprisingly wide range of specialist and technical tapes out there. Useful for industrial or workplace purposes as well as different jobs around the home, we take a closer look at the myriad of general purpose and technical tapes available.

General Purpose Tape Categories

Arguably the second most famous tape after Sellotape, masking tape is actually a subcategory in itself that includes a number of different variations. General purpose masking tape is ideal for DIY and painting jobs around the home. More specialist masking tape includes automotive masking tape which is used extensively throughout the industry for paintwork because it doesn’t leave any residue when removed.

Often referred to as duct tape, cloth tape is a ge

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