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Packaging Tapes

GS 496

GS 496 Directly Printable, Production Grade Fiberglass Reinforced Strapping Tape

Production grade, fiberglass-reinforced hot melt strapping tape for use on Siat L33, L36 and L233 (or equivalent) surface printing presses. GS 496 is directly printable with all leading brands of solvent inks and delivers faster drying times for more efficient use of machines. GS 496 also offers superior ink anchorage without pickoff and exclusive release-coat technology for consistent, quiet unwind.

Features & Benefits

  • Production grade, fiberglass-reinforced strapping tape
  • Surface printable with leading brands of solvent inks
  • Special release coating for consistent, low force unwind off the roll

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Typical Applications

  • For use on Siat L33, L36, L233 (or equivalent) surface printing presses
  • For general purpose strapping, packaging, bundling and palletizing applications



  • Backing: Directly printable, fiberglass reinforced, cast biaxially oriented polypropylene film
  • Adhesive: Synthetic rubber/resin hot melt adhesive
  • Liner: NA

Properties & Technical Data

Property Standard Metric
Adhesion to Stainless Steel 70 oz/in width 7.66 N/10 mm
Elongation 3.70% 3.70%
Service Temperature Range -10 F to 150 F -23 C to 66 C
Tensile 100 lbs/in width 175.1 N/10 mm
Thickness 4.5 mils 0.11 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.

Applicable Standards

FDA Indirect Contact CFR 21, 175.105, FDA Indirect Contact CFR 21, 177.1520

Sizes & Colors

Colors Available:

White (WHI) White (WHI)

Lengths Available: 330 m

Widths Available: 144 mm

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

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.

Where to Buy

Shurtape Packaging Tapes products can be found online or nationwide at the following preferred retailers. Check our Where to Buy page for more information on where to buy Shurtape products.