Cloth tapes are made of cotton, acetate, nylon, rayon, polyester, woven / non-woven fabrics with acrylics, silicone, or rubber adhesive. The material is then often coated with foil, polytetrafluoroethylene, polyethylene, or silicone rubber in order to make the tape flexible, waterproof, fire-resistant, durable, and distinctive.
While woven fabrics are curated and created by weaving/knitting yarns, non-woven fabrics are usually made of synthetic or natural fibers which are mechanically, chemically, or thermally interlocked. Such non-woven fabrics have distinctive properties like resilience, liquid resistance and repellency, flame retardancy, being stretchy, cushioning, having a bacterial barrier, sterility, and better absorbency and washability. In addition, certain non-woven fabrics are also easily recyclable and can be used in transportation, industrial goods, consumer products, apparel, home furnishings, and health care.