'JVCC PATRIOT-1' is discontinued and no inventory now remains.
JVCC PATRIOT-1 has been discontinued. Please see Berry Plastics 306 6-mil thick duct tape (also made in the United States) as an alternative.
JVCC PATRIOT-1 Utility-Grade Duct Tape is a general purpose, economy grade duct tape. Application uses include taping metal duct work (HVAC), bundling, packaging, sealing, masking, wrapping and temporary holding. It is easily torn by hand and conforms well to irregular surfaces. Country of Origin: United States.
JVCC Utility Grade Duct Tape (PATRIOT-1)
- Carrier/Backing: polyethylene coated cloth
- Adhesive: rubber How are adhesives different?
- Thickness: 6 mils (carrier, adhesive) What is mil thickness?
- Adhesion: 40 ounces per inch (to stainless steel test panel)
- Tensile Strength: 22.4 pounds per inch (longitudinal)
- Application Temperature: 50°F (minimum)
- Core: 3" diameter
- Country of Origin: United States
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.
Question & Answers
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Kay Web, Photog. Verified Buyer Jul 28, 2010
Cheap and effective.
JVCC PATRIOT-1 Utility Grade Duct Tape
I use duct tape constantly, because it's stronger and less expensive than gaffer's tape, and I need to secure lighting equipment and other photographic gear. This stuff is great because it's cheap, fiber-reinforced, and sticky. It works like any other duct tape, and is perfect for my needs. It's definitely made with lower-quality vinyl, however. When torn by hand, it stretches before splitting, leaving a ragged, uneven edge, but that doesn't really have any bearing in typical use. If you're going to lift a car with tape, you should probably pick something else.
hot melt rubber (synthetic)
Offers the widest range of application flexibility available. Exhibits excellent processing performance whether manually or automatically applied. Has superior tensile strength, adhesion properties and holding force which ensures consistent, reliable seals. Hot melt adhesive will bond faster to a surface which is referred to as quick-grab or quick-stick. It typically has higher tack (will feel stickier to the touch), but is also softer. It has lower heat resistance, shear resistance, and sometimes UV resistance than an acrylic adhesive. NOTE: it is called hot melt because the adhesive is applied hot by the manufacturer and then hardens as it cools (you do not need to apply heat to the tape yourself).
Properties are similar to that of hot melt rubber, but natural rubber often holds where other adhesives won't (recycled fibers, dust, cold, heat and heavy loads). It provides good overall adhesion and moisture resistance.
Offer excellent performance, especially for applications in temperatures less than 40°F and greater then 120°F. It provides excellent clarity, has high shear strength, is usually more permanent/durable even when exposed to moisture, and it ages well over extended periods in fluorescent and sunlight. Since it remains clear for the life of the application and does not yellow over time it is ideal for applications such as sealing white cartons. While it has good initial adhesion it does take 24-48 hours to cure and to achieve its maximum bond strength (has gradual adhesion buildup). Another difference between hot melt rubber and acrylic adhesive is if you fold tape over making the two adhesive sides touch the acrylic adhesive will remain attached to the carrier (e.g. paper, film) while a hot melt adhesive will stick to itself and pull off of the carrier. It is the best choice for clarity, UV resistance and aging characteristics.
Is great for extreme temperature applications since silicone adhesive can work in continuous operating temperatures from -100°F to 500°F. They also exhibit good chemical resistance, retain electrical properties, and remove cleanly with little or no residue.
Zinc oxide based adhesive formula is a skin-friendly adhesive which is commonly used on sports medicine tapes.
Thickness, AKA caliper or gauge, refers to the distance from one surface of a tape backing, or adhesive, to the other.
1 mil = 1/1000 of an inch
Examples: 1/16 inch = 62.5 mils; 1/32 inch = 31.25 mils