Adhesive tape is the combination of backing materials coated with an adhesive. Based on the purpose, different materials and adhesives can be used. The various types of adhesive tapes are listed below.
Water activated tape - Water activated tape also known as gummed paper tape or gummed tape is starch or sometimes an animal glue-based adhesive on a backing with kraft paper which goes sticky when steamed.
Heat sensitive tape - It is tack-free tape until it is stimulated by any heat source, it is sometimes used in packaging. A tear strip on cigarette packs is an example.
Pressure-sensitive tape - Pressure sensitive tape otherwise called PSA tape or self-stick tape or sticky tape is a combination of backing materials coated with an adhesive. The backing materials include paper, plastic film, cloth, or metal foil, this adhesive tape is sticky without any heat or solvent for activation and adheres to light pressure.
Drywall tape - Drywall tape is cloth, paper, or mesh, sometimes with a pressure-sensitive or gummed adhesive. It can be used to make the joints between sheets of drywall materials.
For the detailed explanation about the making of an adhesive tape check out the below video.