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If it’s good enough for a nuclear power plant it must be good enough for you.  3M designed its Performance Plus Duct Tape to meet the low leechable-halogen-and-sulfur requirements of nuclear power plants.  What does this mean to you?  Besides sounding cool, not much — but the tape has other advantages as well.

You can use the tape permanently or temporarily either indoor or out and for temperatures up to 200°F.  The tape removes cleanly from most opaque surfaces for up to six months, and it’s UV and sunlight resistant up to one year, which means the backing won’t deteriorate or delaminate.  The surface is also writable if you need to mark or label it.

3M uses polyethylene film over cloth scrim for the waterproof backing and a mixture of natural and synthetic rubber for the adhesive.  You can purchase the tape in slate blue or red.   A 60-yard roll of nuclear-grade duct tape will run you about $15.

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20 Responses to Nuclear-Grade Duct Tape

  1. Fred says:

    I’ve known about this for a while. It’s great fun to show people that nuclear power plants are held together with duct tape.

  2. Ken says:

    I still tell people that a Gorilla is holding my stuff together.

  3. Old Coot says:

    Will this restrain my mother-in-law a bit longer than the standard stuff?

  4. Ken says:

    Old Coot. This tape may restrain her but I think Gorilla tape will really keep her quiet.

  5. Old Coot says:

    Ken: thanks for the tip ;-)

  6. asbestos says:

    As someone who has 5 different types of duct tape, I think I see a need for a 5th
    this stuff is one of my favorites *real* sticky
    http://www.abatix.com/default.aspx?page=item%20detail&itemcode=TYC224B

  7. Justin says:

    I saw this a while back on Amazon when they said the list price was in the thousands and was marked down 99% to be a bargain at $10 a roll or something.

    I’m sure a lot of people thought it was worth it then.

  8. BigEdJr says:

    I wonder how much the government/military/NASA/ etc… could save by shopping at amazon? I bet they pay the thousands for tape like this…kind of funny, but really kind of sad too…

  9. Ken says:

    Big Ed Jr.: Isn’t it nice to know how much of your hard earned tax dollars the government is spending on this tape.

  10. Greg T says:

    I use this at work everyday. I am in the Navy. I use it to seal bags of potentially contaminated/ contaminated materials. This stuff is awesome. It is waterproof, it will make a vapor seal, it will patch your clothes/uniform (forever), leaves little residue, is crazy strong, and is easy to work with. If you need some fail proof duct tape this is it. I love it. We use for all sorts of random stuff around work.

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