Webbing and tape can be used in a wide variety of products. Because of this, they come in many different forms: Polyester webbing. Vinyl facing. Furniture strapping. Heat bond tape. Double-sided seam tape. Hook and loop fasteners.
Each type offers distinct functions and features. Depending on the purpose, you’ll find some of these products in our Webbing & Tape and some in our Adhesives.
To see how each type is broken down, read through the quick guide below.
“Webbing” and “tape” are both industry terms that simply mean “a strip of fabric.” They're available in many types of fabric including flat nylon, cotton twill, polyester, and polypro fabrics. Durability varies from heavy-duty, high-strength, and mil-spec products to light and breathable.
So what's the difference between webbing and tape? Webbing is typically stronger and thicker than tape while tape is often preferred for lightweight applications.
Many of the products we use every day have webbing straps. Webbing and tape are often used for decorative furniture trim, tie downs, sporting goods, shade edge reinforcement, belts, purses, backpack straps, bag straps, seatbelts, dog collars, parachutes, lanyards, and more.
Webbing fabric is very strong, with breaking strengths of upwards to 10,000 pounds, which is why it has many load-bearing and safety applications.
How you will apply webbing and tape will depend on your project and the materials you choose. Webbing and tape are available by the yard or roll in different fabrics and sizes. Tape and webbing fabric can be applied by sewing or using adhesive or heat. Hook and loop fastening tape, like VELCRO® Brand products, is also an option.
Webbing can be either tubular webbing or flat webbing. Flat webbing is a solid weave of the fabric. It's often used for straps on bags and backpacks. Tubular means that the webbing is woven in the shape of a tube then flattened to offer double layers. Tubular webbing has many safety applications for kayaking, anchor climbing, and camping.
There are many types of fabrics used for webbing tape. These fabrics include canvas, acrylic, nylon, polypropylene, polyester, and cotton twill. The type you use will depend on your specific application. We have many tape and webbing products available for you in a variety of widths, colors, thicknesses, and materials.
To see how each product type is broken down, read through our quick guide below.