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KT Tape Cotton Kinesiology Tape
KT Tape Cotton Kinesiology Tape offers targeted pain relief that will stay in place for multiple lighter workouts. Designed to last up to 3 days, even in wet, humid, and cold environments and features the patented Secondskin Adhesive made to last even the longest workouts.
Original KT Tape supports like a brace with its elastic core, providing strong support for muscles, joints, and tendons without restricting your range of motion. The woven cotton fibers of the tape move with the body and release moisture ensuring lasting comfort and wearability. KT Cotton tape comes precut into strips on a convenient roll, with step-by-step instructions for most common injuries.
KT Cotton Tape will typically last on the body up to one week at a time when applied correctly. Factors such as where the tape is placed, use, and environmental conditions can affect the longevity of the tape applications. Please note that KT Tape recommends removing the tape after 7 days to let the skin breathe before re-taping.
- Contains 20 precut "I" 10-inch strips on the roll, a total of 16.6 feet of tape, 2 inches wide
- Includes a quick start guide with step-by-step instructions for most common injuries (not clinically proven for all injuries)
- Acrylic based medical grade adhesive that is gentle on skin
- 100% cotton
- UltraLite elastic core
- No additives or preservatives and is non-medicated
- Can be worn in the water and while sweating without coming off
KT Tape Cotton Kinesiology Tape
- Carrier/Backing: cotton
- Adhesive: acrylic based medical grade adhesive How are adhesives different?
- Specification: latex-free
- Specification: non-medicated
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.
Please note that tape rolls are NOT guaranteed to be splice-free. Tape rolls are typically cut to standard tape industry metric-cut sizes - or approx 5% narrower than the nominal size (i.e. 24mm per 1-inch of nominal width ordered).
Question & Answers
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