Masking tape is an adhesive tape that has many general purpose uses, but masking tape can also be highly engineered to perform specific masking functions.
General purpose masking tape is used for light duty bundling, holding items in place, and for flagging and marking.
General purpose masking tape consists of a crepe paper backing and a rubber based adhesive system. The thickness and strength of the paper may vary, and the
adhesive may have different properties as well. So, there are many types and grades of “general purpose” masking tape.