So you want to learn how duct tape is made?
No problem! Let's go to the duct tape factory!
Hold on pal, these beautiful little silver rolls don't just come out of nowhere. You gotta make the glue first.
First, toss these bigass slabs of rubber down a chute.
Then follow it up with resin nuggets into the shute as a chaser.
Now grind it all in a big old nasty mush.
Then the glue goes up a conveyor belt....
Oh my freaking god look what this looks like
Ahahahahahhaahhaha I'm freakin' dying
Aaaahhh ok ok ok. Phew. Anyways. Now spin it out real thin onto sheets of plastic
Ok now put it with the grey backing
Ahhhh, look at that gorgeous nasty sticky sheet
Roll up each strip
Sliding down the assembly line...
Here's the full video of how it's made:
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