Duct Tape products make all kinds of projects—from temporary fixing to indoor and outdoor repairs—both quick and effective.
Duct Tape products are a universal solution for a variety of jobs and quick repairs. 3M offers a full line of duct tapes to fit any job, from simple household repairs to professional MRO applications. They are conformable, hold securely and tear easily off the roll. Some are also weather resistant to withstand the harmful effects of sunlight and moisture.
1900: Cost-effective duct tape, For smooth metal, glass, plastic, sealed concrete and other surfaces. Conforms to irregular surfaces without lifting, Easy to unwind and easy to tear, Light-duty sealing, Light Bundling, Temporary Marking, Temporary repairs in non-critical applications. 60°C, Silver, Black, 0,17, Indoor View Product
DT8: Good tensile strength for light-duty bundling, Ideal for contoured surfaces and quick labelling, Individually Wrapped, Quick repairs, Splicing, Temporary holding, Silver, Black, 0,20, Indoor View Product
2903: Provides instant adhesion to a wide range of surfaces. Can be torn in hand and in both directions, High tensile strength, ideal for bundling, Individually Wrapped, For general maintenance, Bundling, Wrapping, Attaching, 60°C, Silver, Black, 0,15, Indoor View Product
DT11: For Irregular hard-to-bond surfaces, Water-resistant, polyethylene backing resists wear, No edge lifting—even on most plastics, Low-tack roll edges so rolls stay cleaner, Individually Wrapped, Securing temporary floor coverings, Moisture-resistant seal, Pipe sealing, Attaching heavy poly draping, Silver, Black, 0,27, Indoor View Product
389: Strong water-resistant backing, Resists wear and light abrasion, Tears easily by hand, in both directions of the cloth, Moisture-resistant seal for many containment situations, 70°C, Silver, Black, White, Yellow, Red, Blue, Green, Olive, 0,26, Indoor View Product
DT17: Superior strength for the most demanding applications, Grips instantly to a variety of surfaces, Low-tack roll edges so rolls stay cleaner, Individually Wrapped, Excellent for repairing and seaming, Extra-strength bundling, Protecting surfaces against sandblast overspray, Black, 0,42, Indoor View Product
8979: For indoor or outdoor use. Strong waterproof backing, Removable with little or no adhesive residue from most opaque surfaces (6 months), Stays on reliably for up to one year without deterioration, Individually Wrapped, Container sealing and tarp repair, Wrapping of containers and pipes, Joining and sealing of sheetings, Cauling and protection, 93°C, Blue, Olive, 0,29, Indoor & Outdoor View Product
Find the most frequently asked questions about 3M™ Duct Tapes.
Duct Tapes are used for a wide range of applications. From temporary bundling and holding items to indoor and outdoor repairs, automotive applications, decorations, securing cords and mats, industrial and MRO applications and much more.
The invention of Duck (Duct) Tape is obscure. According to The Duct Tape Book, a partly whimsical, partly factual collection of uses for this versatile cloth adhesive tape, the origin was in World War II. The military needed a strong, waterproof tape for quick repairs to equipment and as a seal for ammunition cases.
3M has dedicated Duct Tapes that are water resistant. 389, DT11 and 8979 have a strong water-resistant backing. For specific questions around applications please connect with a 3M Sales Rep.
This is based on a historical promotional campaign, giving the punning name "Duck Tape" and a logo with a duckling wearing various working garments such as a painter's cap or tool belt.
Asking a few simple questions up front should narrow your choices down to one or two ideal Duct Tapes: