Masking & Paper Tapes

FP 97 General Purpose Grade Flatback Kraft Paper Tape

General purpose grade flatback paper tape used for hand and machine carton sealing, as well as splicing and general purpose packaging, binding, holding, tabbing, reinforcing, banding and patching applications. Constructed with an aggressive adhesive that offers excellent holding power and a strong, flexible kraft backing, FP 97 meets FDA specifications for indirect food contact.

Features & Applications

  • General purpose grade flatback paper tape
  • Very high adhesion
  • Excellent quick stick and holding power
  • High cross-directional strength
  • Resistant to curling, abrasion and water
  • Specifications

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    Backing: Extensible, kraft, flatback paper

    Adhesive: Synthetic rubber-based adhesive

    Liner: NA


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    Properties & Technical Data

    Product Nomenclature: FP 097
    Property Standard Metric
    Adhesion to Stainless Steel 110 oz/in width 12.04 N/10 mm
    Elongation 6% 6%
    Service Temperature Range 60 F to 150 F 16 C to 66 C
    Tensile 35 lbs/in width 61.3 N/10 mm
    Thickness 6.0 mils 0.15 mm
    Physical and performance characteristics shown above are obtained from tests recommended by PSTC, ASTM, government agencies or Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Quality Assurance and Technical Service departments and do not represent a guarantee of product performance. Individual rolls may vary slightly from these averages. The user should determine whether the product is fit for a particular purpose and is suitable for the user’s method of application before use.
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    Sizes & Colors

    Colors Available: Kraft (KFT)

    Lengths Available: 60.1 yd

    Widths Available: 0.94 in, 1.41 in, 1.88 in, 2.83 in, 4 in

    Sizes and colors disclaimer: Lead times may apply. Please contact Shurtape customer service for information related to stock and non-stock sizes and colors.

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    Storage & Usage Conditions

    Tape should be stored in its original packaging in a cool, dry area away from direct sunlight and should be used within 12 months of date of shipment. Surfaces to which tape is applied should be clean, dry and free of grease, oil or other contaminants.
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    Applicable Standards

    ASTM D 6123/D 6123M-97 (2012), Type II
    FDA Indirect Contact CFR 21, 174.5
    FDA Indirect Contact CFR 21, 175.105
    FDA Indirect Contact CFR 21, 176.170
    FDA Indirect Contact CFR 21, 176.180


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