Aerospace tapes are used in construction, assembly, maintenance, and repair in the aerospace industry. They are primarily used for masking, wire wrapping, insulating, painting and stripping, vibration dampening, and protecting surfaces. Tapes are either single or double sided and permanent or removable. A range of materials make aerospace tapes suitable for different environments and applications. Polyimide tape is very strong and heat resistant. It is used to bond silicone and other difficult surfaces. Polyurethane tapes are extremely durable and are used to protect surfaces. Aluminum foil tapes are used to damp vibration and mask surfaces during paint stripping. Glass cloth aerospace tape is extremely flame retardant, solvent resistant, and used to protect heat-sensitive devices in areas exposed to high temperatures. Aerospace tapes are also used in vacuum sealing, fluid line identification, carpet installation, and for providing a moisture barrier.