Our Standard Trainers Tape features a bleached 100% cotton cloth backing and a zinc-oxide based adhesive. The product is wound with extreme care and packed in highly protective cartons in order to maintain a smooth, easy and consistent unwind from start to finish.
Our Liteblend trainers tape offers a beautiful bright white appearance without unnecessary bleaching that would weaken the cloth backing. This product is based on a 50% polyester and 50% cotton blend cloth backing and a zinc-oxide based adhesive. The product is wound with extreme care to deliver an unwind that is consistent and smooth all the way to the core.
Elastcohere is an elastic cloth wrap based on cloth for strength that can still be torn by hand. This product makes an excellent support wrap in areas where more flexibility is desired than can be achieved by traditional trainers tapes. It is also a good alternative base wrap to foam wraps.
There is one basic reason a therapist may choose to use an underwrap in conjunction with an athletic tape. To prevent direct contact of the trainers tape adhesive and the athelte’s skin. There are a number of possible reasons for this. For example:
- Putting tape directly on an unshaven leg can cause a lot of discomfort when it’s time for the tape to come off.
- The aggressive nature of the adhesive may causes minor irritation on some people when applied directly to skin and worn for an extended period of time.
- The adhesive acts as an impermeable barrier. Moisture (i.e. sweat) cannot get out and oxygen cannot get in. DermaWrap can help alleviate this situation where it is a problem.