Is duct tape heat resistant?
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Is duct tape heat resistant?

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Duct tape is heat resistant to a certain extent. It is intolerant to high levels of heat. It works as a perfect sealant if there is very little heat acting on the duct tape. Its effectiveness is also determined by high levels of humidity.

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When the duct tape is exposed to high levels of heat, it begins to wear away. The tape is made from cloth on which an adhesive such as polyethylene is applied. It looks dark grey in color because of the aluminum pigment added to it at the preparatory stage. Once you use duct tape, it is quite difficult to remove it cleanly.

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    Duct tape, also known as duck tape, was invented between 1943 and 1945 by the Revolite division of the American company Johnson and Johnson. It was initially invented as a means to provide a waterproof seal on ammunition boxes.

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    How was duct tape invented?

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    Duct tape was invented as part of the United States' efforts to develop useful tactical tools during World War II. The rifle grenade boxes were designed to include a waterproof seal with a tape tab that often failed. This left many American servicemen scrambling to open the boxes in the middle of battle. A woman named Vesta Stoudt, who had two active-duty military sons, came up with the idea for duct tape as a solution to this problem.

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    Is duct tape poisonous?

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    There is no evidence of duct tape itself being poisonous to human beings. If burned, it may give off toxic fumes but there are no recorded cases of hospitalization due to this alone.

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    How strong is duct tape?

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    Original duct tape, which is suitable for general use, has a tensile strength of 19 lbs. per inch; other variations of duct tape are just as sturdy, and withstand high temperatures and forces. Duct tape sees use in many disciplines, including the military, space and car racing. It can withstand winds of up to 100 miles per hour and has helped repair space ships, race cars and other equipment because of its durability.

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