Copper tapes are flexible, conformable (easy to shape), and easy to work with. They conduct electricity, which makes them valuable in electrical applications. They typically consist of a copper foil coated on one or both sides with a conductive adhesive, which may be lined. Copper tapes are commonly used in electrical applications for shielding electrical parts and components like cable and integrated circuits, constructing antennas, building ground systems, and mounting various components. They are also used in gardens and potted plants to keep out slugs and snails, and in craft projects because they are easily soldered. Some copper tapes may be coated to prevent tarnishing, which results after exposure to oxygen.