When the pipes leaking, many people will use the cloth duct tape to wrapping it in order to save trouble. The pipe doesn’t leak after wrapped with the cloth tape. Is this approach really feasible? Can the cloth tape used for long-term pipe sealing?

First of all, we need to understand the material of the cloth tape. And it is based on the thermal composite of polyethylene and gauze fibers. It has strong peeling force, tensile strength, grease resistance, aging resistance, temperature resistance, waterproof and corrosion resistance.

But the cloth duct tape we usually buying is the hot melt adhesive. It is hydrophobic, and the surface loses its viscosity when it comes into contact with water, thus losing the sealing effect.

Pipe has special polyethylene anti-corrosion tape, polypropylene anti-corrosion tape, viscoelastic anti-corrosion tape. It’s more powerful because of the professional seal anti-corrosion performance. These special tapes for pipes will protecting it from external water vapor and electrolyte corrosion. Although the cloth duct tape can seal the water pipe temporarily. It is only a temporary solution, because it is not a professional field.

That is to say, the cloth-based tape is not feasible for long-term dressing of pipes, It is necessary to use special tape for pipes!