The Incredibly Disgusting Way Duct Tape Is Made

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1. So you want to learn how duct tape is made?

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2. No problem! Let’s go to the duct tape factory!

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3. Hold on pal, these beautiful little silver rolls don’t just come out of nowhere. You gotta make the glue first.

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4. First, toss these bigass slabs of rubber down a chute.

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5. Then follow it up with resin nuggets into the shute as a chaser.

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6. Now grind it all in a big old nasty mush.

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7. Then the glue goes up a conveyor belt….

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8. Oh my freaking god look what this looks like

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9. Ahahahahahhaahhaha I’m freakin’ dying

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10. Aaaahhh ok ok ok. Phew. Anyways. Now spin it out real thin onto sheets of plastic

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11. Ok now put it with the grey backing

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12. Ahhhh, look at that gorgeous nasty sticky sheet

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13. Roll up each strip

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14. Sliding down the assembly line…

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15. LESSON: Duct Tape is weird and gross as hell.

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16. Here’s the full video of how it’s made:

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Katie Notopoulos is a senior editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Notopoulos writes about tech and internet culture is cohost of the Internet Explorer podcast.
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