Why do some HVAC tapes have a liner?

by | Mar 22, 2017 | Application, Foil & Film Tapes, HVAC Tape

You might have noticed that some HVAC tapes have liners, while others do not. So what is the purpose of the liner?

HVAC tape liners are actually crucial to the tape’s use and performance. The liner’s objective, simply put, is to keep the roll of tape from sticking to itself. Liners are typically used for tapes with aggressive adhesives that would cause it to stick to its own backing if rolled up without a liner. In certain HVAC applications, a piece of tape may need to be strong enough to create a permanent bond even to its own backing, which makes a liner a necessary component of the roll.

Before choosing your HVAC tape, be sure to consider the purpose you have in mind and the applications that different tapes are designed for. For tougher jobs, a tape with a liner may be a good option.


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Glenn Walter

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As a Regional Sales Manager for Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Glenn Walter manages the sales force for half the country in the HVAC and Electrical markets. As a product manager for over four years previous to his current role, Glenn was responsible for leading the product development and marketing support for the Building and Construction Tapes category. Glenn started working with Shurtape in 2012. Before that, he owned construction and framing companies with his brothers. The years he spent on the jobsite helped him create a pretty good foundation in the building and construction fields – so he's been there, done that. It gives him a unique perspective when it comes to tape. Glenn is a graduate of Cornell University with a Bachelor’s degree in Consumer Economics and Housing.