Tape is a backing material coated with an adhesive, used to create a bond or seal between two or more objects.
There are dozens of tape varieties that provide different results depending on the intended use of the tape. For example, box tape is used for sealing corrugated boxes. Duct tape is backed by a woven fabric and coated with rubber or plastic, and can be designed to resist heat, water, or be cleanly removed depending on the application. Electrical tape is made of vinyl and used to insulate wires. Other examples include aluminum tape, foam tape, teflon tape, cork tape and more.
Tape is generally available in rolls that can be up to several hundred feet long, and as wide as 3 inches across.