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Table 1 Companies/Brand, patent, country of origin, grammage and results of the different mechanical properties at break of the tapes for brands. Data are expressed as mean (standard deviation)

From: A study of reproducibility of kinesiology tape applications: review, reliability and validity

Reference Companies/Brand Name Patent Country n Grammage
(g/m2)
Differences (*) Peak force (kg) Differences (*) Tenacity (kg/mm) Differences (*) Work (kg/mm) Differences (*) Elongation (%) Differences (*) Pre- elongation (%) Differences (*)
1 Balance Tape™ Balance Taping Europe AB Sweden 20 192.81 (13.54) 2, 5, 7, 8, 12, 15, 16, 18, 19 18.23 (1.20) 3, 8, 10 0.37 (0.02) 3, 8, 10 0.38 (0.07) 4, 12–16, 18 49.49 (9.03) 2, 4, 6, 12, 13, 15–18 7.00 (0.70) 3, 18
2 K Tape© K-Taping Germany 20 212.35 (5.06) 1, 5, 6, 10 17.08 (1.62) 3, 8, 18 0.34 (0.03) 3, 8, 18 0.46 (0.06) 3, 6, 10 65.30 (1.75) 1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 5.33 (0.41) 3, 12
3 Leukotape® K BSN medical Germany 20 202.20 (20.36) 5, 6, 7, 16, 18 12.30 (1.11) 4, 6, 8, 9, 11 19 0.25 (0.02) 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11–19 0.30 (0.04) 2, 4, 8, 12–19 56.34 (993) 6, 10, 12 10.86 (1.76) 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7–19
4 Kinsiotape™ Visiocare Italy 20 206.86 (28.35) 5, 6, 10 18.80 (3.24) 8, 10 0.37 (0.06) 3, 8, 10 0.51 (0.18) 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10 62.89 (17.58) 1, 6, 7, 8, 10 6.50 (1.01) 3, 18
5 KT Tape® Lumos. Inc USA 20 230.45 (4.88) 1–4, 6, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 17 16.22 (0.97) 8, 13, 16, 18,19 0.32 (0.01) 8, 13, 16, 18, 19 0.38 (0.03) 4, 12–16, 18 55.40 (3.68) 6, 10, 12, 16 6.76 (0.32) 3, 18
6 K-active® K-Active Europe GmbH Germany 20 179.05 (14.36) 2–5, 8, 9, 11–19 18.40 (1.72) 8, 10 0.37 (0.03) 3, 8, 10 0.31 (0.04) 2, 4, 8, 12–19 36.90 (2.34) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7–19 7.94 (0.17) 8, 18
7 Kinesiologic Tape-Original™ Tape-Original Germany 20 222.30 (9.36) 1, 3, 6, 10, 17 16.15 (1.23) 8, 13, 16, 18, 19 0.32 (0.02) 8, 13, 16, 18, 19 0.35 (0.03) 4, 8, 12–16, 18, 19 49.01 (3.79) 2, 4, 6, 12, 13, 15–18 6.44 (0.30) 3, 18
8 Energy-Ion™ Kinesiology Tape OC Group Spain 20 215.37 (13.54) 1, 6, 10 26.03 (7.33) All brands 0.52 (0.14) All brands 0.49 (0.14) 3, 6, 7, 10 49.22 (5.47) 2, 4, 6, 12, 13, 15–18 4.44 (0.28) 3, 6, 12, 14, 16
9 Kinesio® Tex Golg™ Kinesio Taping USA 20 207.79 (17.76) 5, 6, 10 17.78 (2.12) 18 0.36 (0.04) 3, 8, 18 0.40 (0.08) 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18 54.70 (9.41) 2, 6, 10, 12, 15, 16 5.47 (0.32) 3
10 Kinesiology Tape™ Temtex South Korea 20 186.44 (5.17) 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11–19 14.17 (2.00) 11–19 0.28 (0.03) 1, 4, 6, 8, 11–19 0.27 (0.03) 2, 4, 8, 9, 11–19 41.81 (1.84) 2–5, 9, 11–19 6.80 (0.42) 3, 18
11 Rock Tape® Rock Tape USA 20 206.62 (10.75) 5, 6, 10, 16 18.22 (2.30) 3, 8, 10 0.37 (0.04) 3, 8, 10 0.40 (0.08) 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18 53.74 (10.61) 2, 6, 10, 12, 15, 16 4.97 (0.21) 3, 6, 12, 14, 16
12 Cure Tape™ Fysiotape Netherlands 20 214.00 (4.59) 1, 6, 10 19.34 (1.37) 3, 8, 10 0.39 (0.02) 3, 8, 10 0.53 (0.04) 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9–11 68.49 (2.67) 1, 3, 5–11, 14, 19 8.04 (0.43) 2, 3, 8, 11, 18
13 Mueller® Tape Mueller Sports Medicine. Inc. USA 20 207.84 (10.77) 5, 6, 10 20.85 (1.74) 3, 5, 7, 8, 10 0.42 (0.03) 3, 5, 7, 8, 10 0.55 (0.05) 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9–11 62.90 (6.12) 1, 6, 7, 8, 10 6.94 (0.58) 3, 18
14 Sports Tex™ Atextaping South Korea 20 208.76 (18.93) 5, 6, 10 19.01 (2.02) 3, 8, 10 0.38 (0.04) 3, 8, 10 0.50 (0.10) 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10 57.01 (11.07) 6, 10, 12 7.74 (1.65) 3, 8, 11, 18
15 Energy-Ion™ Kinesiology tape with Turmalina OC Group Spain 20 215.12 (12.92) 1, 6, 10 19.99 (1.58) 3, 8, 10 0.40 (0.03) 3, 8, 10 0.54 (0.04) 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9–11 65.12 (4.52) 1, 6–11 6.20 (0.33) 3, 18
16 BB Tape™ Altermed Co. Lld. South Korea 20 223.76 (5.67) 1, 3, 6, 10, 11, 17 20.50 (1.88) 3, 5, 7, 8, 10 0.41 (0.03) 3, 5, 7, 8, 10 0.56 (0.07) 1, 3, 5–11 66.09 (2.56) 1, 5–11 7.60 (0.17) 3, 8, 11, 18
17 Kinesiology Tape Irisana™ Turmalina Irisana S.A Spain 20 205.00 (17.87) 5, 6, 7, 10, 16 18.39 (1.69) 3, 8, 10 0.37 (0.03) 3, 8, 10 0.44 (0.11) 3, 6, 10 60.45 (17.32) 1, 6, 7, 8, 10 6.60 (0.60) 3, 18
18 Kinesiology Tape Sarasa™ Sarasa Japan 20 219.70 (32.13) 1, 3, 6, 10 21.85 (10.92) 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 0.44 (0.21) 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9,10 0.5 (0.28) 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9–11 63.21 (17.08) 1, 6, 7, 8, 10 3.00 (0.25) 1, 3–7, 10, 12–17
19 No brand name No patent South Korea 20 208.99 (19.32) 1, 6, 10 20.93 (2.57) 3, 5, 7, 8, 10 0.42 (0.05) 3, 5, 7, 8, 10 0.49 (0.08) 3, 6, 7, 10 56.23 (4.99) 6, 10, 12 5.56 (0.12) 3
  1. (*) This column indicates the significant differences between that brand and the brands corresponding to the different numbers (at least P < .05). Each brand was statistically different in properties to the other brands