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Friction tape is a type of adhesive tape made from cloth impregnated with a rubber based adhesive. Because the adhesive is impregnated in the cloth, friction tape is sticky on both sides. The rubber based adhesive makes it an ideal electrical insulator and provides protection from liquids and corrosion. Friction tape is therefore commonly carried by electricians. The use of friction tape as an electrical insulator has declined over the years in favor of PVC electrical tape. The frictional properties of the tape come from the cloth material which is often made from cotton. The versatility of friction tape is almost unlimited. One common use is to wrap it around the blade of a hockey stick to improve puck control. Another use is to wrap it around the handle of a softball or baseball bat to give one a better grip. It's also useful as a base when wrapping a bicycle handlebar with handlebar tape.
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