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Teflon tape actually differs from other forms of tape in that it really is not all that adhesive or sticky, in fact it can often be said to feel like a piece of cloth. This product is typically used within plumbing applications in order to prevent leaks or to fill the gaps in the threading on a pipe. Read More…

Teflon Tape Teflon tape, also commonly called plumbers tape, is a form of tape that is mostly used to hold forms of piping together and seal different joints where two pieces of pipe come together.
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Hickory, NC  |  800-237-6079

Carolina Tape & Supply Co. is a distributor & custom tapes converter offering 100% satisfaction. As one of the leading tape suppliers in the nation, Carolina offers an array of quality products & services to your company.

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Lake Villa, IL  |  800-461-4161

CS Hyde is a leading distributor and converter that supplies a wide variety of high performance tapes with pressure sensitive adhesive. Our tape is available in materials such as Teflon™ Fluoroplastic, Kapton®, UHMW, Silicone, and many more. Since our fouding in 1996, our team at CS Hyde has continued to be committed to our customers and building long-term relationships by providing top quality products and unparalleled service.

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Franklin, WI  |  800-556-7188

CFS is an ISO 9001:2015, 3M™ Preferred Converter with a large inventory of industrial masking tape products, including high temperature polyester tapes, polyimide tape, and crepe tapes. Our tapes can be used for powder coating, e-coating, anodizing, and many other applications. As a 3M™ Preferred Converter, we can custom slit or die-cut most of our tapes to your desired specifications. CFS supplies many diverse industries including agriculture, aerospace, military, electronics, and more.

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New Hyde Park, NY  |  800-882-7348

Tape-Rite, one of the oldest tape converters in the US, offers an extensive line of double-coated tapes, transfer adhesives, surface protection tapes, electrical & thermal insulation tapes, security tapes, decorative tapes & much more. Call today! We are a worldwide distributor of specialty tapes such as duct tape, & secondary services such as custom tape slitting & rewinding done on the premises.

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Tape-Rite $$$

Huntingdon Valley, PA  |  800-422-5558

Using the latest technology available, Converters will design custom die cut shapes and products for your application. We are die cutters of pressure sensitive adhesives, whether they are simple or complicated parts. Call us today for precision die cut parts to fit all manufacturing needs.

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Converters, Inc. $$$

Sarasota, FL  |  800-839-9018

Your advertising demands require our adhesive and label products. Turning your project into a reality with our vinyl tape, masking tape, packaging tape, barricade and warning tape or foam tape, can seal the deal. Our environmentally friendly safety tape products are something you cannot do without.

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In order to get a product that will work with your application, or if you aren't quite sure if Teflon tape is the right product for your application, seek out a trusted and skilled manufacturer who has experience working and manufacturing Teflon tape. By explaining your application, they will be able to determine the best type of Teflon tape for your unique application.

Teflon tape itself is pretty simple to use, simply wrap the tape around the thread on the end of the pipe, be precise in order to prevent pieces of tape breaking off and causes an issue down the line.

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Another thing to keep in mind when wrapping the tape is to be mindful of which direction you will be turning the pipe in order to fit it into the system. Be sure to wrap the tape in such a way that it will wind around the pipe in the direction opposite to the way you will be tightening the pipe.

This will prevent the tape from catching and unwinding itself during the tightening process which would defeat the whole purpose of the tape. Because of this, if you remove the pipe for any reason after taping, a new piece of tape should be applied, and the old piece should be removed and discarded.

As you may already know, Teflon tape is a great product that serves its job well. It can prevent leaks from happening and stop leaks that have appeared within a system without having to disassemble everything and re-fabricate metal piping.

Teflon tape should not be confused with metal strapping which is another popular form of plumbers tape yet serves an entirely different purpose and the two are not interchangeable.

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