What is Tape?

In textile industry, tape refers to a narrow strip or ribbon of fabric, either woven or non-woven, that is used for various purposes such as binding, reinforcing, or decorating. Tapes can be made from a variety of materials including cotton, polyester, nylon, and even paper.

One common type of tape used in textiles is bias tape, which is cut on the bias (diagonal) of the fabric and used to bind raw edges of fabric to prevent fraying.

Another type of tape is seam tape, which is a narrow strip of heat-sealable material that is used to join two pieces of fabric together, typically in the production of waterproof or airtight garments.

Tapes can also be used for decorative purposes, such as in the embellishment of garments or accessories. In this case, tapes may be made from a variety of materials including lace, ribbon, or even leather.