Tapes for Building & Construction


Not all tapes are created equal as any homeowner or contractor knows, different tapes have different types of adhesive or material with specific uses in mind. For example, electrical tape, foam tape, packaging tape, and other specialty tape types are used for different applications, and engineered building & construction tape is no different. 


Why Building & Construction Tape?


Building and construction tape fall within a broader category of engineered tapes that are designed to meet the specific demands of construction. What separates this sub-type of tape includes:

  • Purpose: These tapes are designed to deliver solutions for sealing, bonding, protecting, and marking materials and structures during construction, renovation, and maintenance projects.
  • Durability: The tapes are designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions such as extreme temperatures, UV exposure, moisture, and chemicals. They are built to maintain their adhesive strength and integrity over extended periods, ensuring long-lasting performance.
  • Adhesive Strength: The adhesive strength of construction and building tapes is tailored to the specific requirements of construction applications and provides reliable bonds on a wide range of surfaces, including wood, metal, concrete, plastic, and fabric.
  • Specialized Features: Construction and building tapes often incorporate specialized features, such as flame retardancy, electrical insulation, and chemical resistance.
  • Compliance Standards: These tapes are generally manufactured to meet industry standards and regulations, ensuring they meet safety, performance, and environmental requirements. These standards may vary depending on the region and specific application of the tape.
  • Variety of Types: Construction and building tapes come in a wide variety of types, such as duct tape, electrical tape, masking tape, sheathing tape, reflective tape, and floor marking tape. Each type is designed with specific properties and functionalities tailored to its intended application.

Types of Adhesive for Construction and Building


Building & construction tapes require specialized adhesive for specific applications. Not all adhesives are made with the same strength or materials in mind, making the adhesive tapes you choose as important as the type of tape itself. 

We at Mactac provide several types of adhesives, including:

  • Cold Temperature Adhesive: These are designed to maintain their adhesive properties even in low-temperature environments, remaining flexible and tacky at colder temperatures. Tapes with this type of adhesive are commonly used in refrigeration, cold storage, and outdoor construction during colder seasons.
  • Freezer Adhesive: These are designed to resist extremely low temperatures, typically below freezing point, without losing their adhesive properties. 
  • General Purpose Adhesive: These are versatile adhesives used for a wide range of applications, such as everyday tasks, DIY projects, packaging, crafts, and light industrial applications where a reliable bond is needed without specific application requirements.
  • High Tack Adhesive: A primary feature is the strong, initial adhesion which allows them to bond quickly at contact. Their tacky surface enables them to stick effectively to a wide range of substrates, including rough or uneven surfaces, and are commonly used in applications where immediate bonding strength is critical, such as in mounting applications, carpet installation, and construction projects.
  • Low VOC Adhesive: Volatile Organic Compound adhesives are manufactured to include no chemicals that can vaporize and contribute to indoor air pollution and environmental degradation. These adhesives are engineered to meet strict regulatory standards for air quality and emissions, making them environmentally friendly and safer to use in indoor environments. They are commonly used in construction, woodworking, furniture manufacturing, and automotive assembly.

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