Yes it really is duct tape. You can see it clearly when Nolan unravels it and it sticks together and gets clumped.
If people are not manufacturing duct tape this seems quite wasteful. But things must be churning along somewhere because the mayor who I hate is always wearing clothes that look she just popped by the mall.
Does anyone else think the theme song sounds a bit like BSG music??
Also I realized after I posted that her name is Kenya, not Kendra.