Drip tape is a thin walled drip line used in drip irrigation.
Drip tape is made of Special grade polyethylene material. It is also called as collapsible hose, once pressurized it becomes round and collapses on depressurizing. Being a flat tube it can be supplied on reels containing several thousand feet. The nominal diameter ranges from 12 to 25 mm. It can be used for surface and subsurface applications. Thin walled tapes are suitable for 2-3 seasons but can be used for longer period if used subsurface. Drip tape helps in reduction of initial investment of drip irrigation.