Polyken 231

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Polyken 231 Military Grade Duct Tape

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231 Standard sizes

ROLL SIZEITEM # ROLLS PER CASE QUANTITY ORDERING PRICE PER ROLL PRICE PER CASE

1 in. x 60 yds.

Actual Size: 24mm x 55m

231/ 16048

Single Roll (1-47 Rolls)

1 - 4 Cases (48-239 Rolls)

5 - 9 Cases (240-479 Rolls)

10+ Cases (>= 480 Rolls)

$7.36

$6.06

$5.79

$5.55

N/A

$290.88

$277.92

$266.40

2 in. x 60 yds.

Actual Size: 48mm x 55m

231/ 26024

Single Roll (1-23 Rolls)

1 - 4 Cases (24-119 Rolls)

5 - 9 Cases (120-239 Rolls)

10+ Cases (>= 240 Rolls)

$13.31

$11.89

$11.33

$10.86

N/A

$285.36

$271.92

$260.64

2 in. x 60 yds. *branded Polyken cores

Actual Size: 48mm x 55m

231/ 260B24

Single Roll (1-23 Rolls)

1 - 4 Cases (24-119 Rolls)

5 - 9 Cases (120-239 Rolls)

10+ Cases (>= 240 Rolls)

$15.54

$13.78

$13.25

$12.72

N/A

$330.72

$318.00

$305.28

3 in. x 60 yds.

Actual Size: 72mm x 55m

231/ 36016

Single Roll (1-15 Rolls)

1 - 4 Cases (16-79 Rolls)

5 - 9 Cases (80-159 Rolls)

10+ Cases (>= 160 Rolls)

$19.62

$17.87

$17.04

$16.35

N/A

$285.92

$272.64

$261.60

3 in. x 60 yds. *branded Polyken cores

Actual Size: 72mm x 55m

231/ 360B16

Single Roll (1-15 Rolls)

1 - 4 Cases (16-79 Rolls)

5 - 9 Cases (80-159 Rolls)

10+ Cases (>= 160 Rolls)

$22.97

$20.68

$19.89

$19.09

N/A

$330.88

$318.24

$305.44

4 in. x 60 yds.

Actual Size: 96mm x 55m

231/ 46012

Single Roll (1-11 Rolls)

1 - 4 Cases (12-59 Rolls)

5 - 9 Cases (60-119 Rolls)

10+ Cases (>= 120 Rolls)

$27.01

$24.17

$23.25

$22.31

N/A

$290.04

$279.00

$267.72

6 in. x 60 yds.

Actual Size: 144mm x 55m

231/ 6608

Single Roll (1-7 Rolls)

1 - 4 Cases (8-39 Rolls)

5 - 9 Cases (40-79 Rolls)

10+ Cases (>= 80 Rolls)

$39.94

$36.27

$34.87

$33.47

N/A

$290.16

$278.96

$267.76

Nominal Tape Widths vs Actual Widths

Nominal vs. Actual Widths Zoom In

Tape rolls are cut to standard tape industry metric widths of approx. 24mm per 1-inch of nominal width ordered. As a result ACTUAL tape widths are normally 5% narrower than the NOMINAL width shown in inches. Examples:

  • 1" Nominal width = 15/16" (24mm) Actual width
  • 2" Nominal width = 1-7/8" (48mm) Actual width
  • 3" Nominal width = 2-13/16" (72mm) Actual width

Note that tape rolls are NOT guaranteed to be splice-free.

Custom Tape Widths
May be Available!

  • Need custom sized or "full-cut" width tapes? Many of our tapes come to our converter as full wide width "log rolls" (not pre-cut), and can be custom cut to widths not shown in the pricing table.
  • Contact us today for pricing and minimum requirements to order your desired tape in a custom width.
  • Please note that since this tape comes in "log roll" format most rolls ship on a plain white core (i.e. with no branding or text inside the core).

231 Special Order Sizes

ROLL SIZEITEM # ROLLS PER CASE QUANTITY ORDERING PRICE PER ROLL PRICE PER CASE

1/2 in. x 60 yds.

Actual Size: 12mm x 55m

231/ 056096

Single Roll (1-95 Rolls)

1 - 4 Cases (96-479 Rolls)

5 - 9 Cases (480-959 Rolls)

10+ Cases (>= 960 Rolls)

$4.55 12 item minimum

$3.28

$3.16

$3.04

N/A

$314.88

$303.36

$291.84

3/4 in. x 60 yds.

Actual Size: 18mm x 55m

231/ 0756064

Single Roll (1-63 Rolls)

1 - 4 Cases (64-319 Rolls)

5 - 9 Cases (320-639 Rolls)

10+ Cases (>= 640 Rolls)

$6.00 6 item minimum

$4.64

$4.46

$4.28

N/A

$296.96

$285.44

$273.92

1-1/2 in. x 60 yds.

Actual Size: 36mm x 55m

231/ 156032

Single Roll (1-31 Rolls)

1 - 4 Cases (32-159 Rolls)

5 - 9 Cases (160-319 Rolls)

10+ Cases (>= 320 Rolls)

$10.79 6 item minimum

$9.11

$8.77

$8.42

N/A

$291.52

$280.64

$269.44

2 in. x 20 yds. *20-yard rolls

Actual Size: 48mm x 18m

Approximately 10 extra business days to ship
231/ 22030

Single Roll (1-29 Rolls)

1 - 4 Cases (30, 60, 90, ... Rolls)

5 - 9 Cases (150, 180, 210, ... Rolls)

10+ Cases (300, 330, 360, ... Rolls)

1 case minimum

$5.23

$5.04

$4.84

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$156.90

$151.20

$145.20

2-1/2 in. x 60 yds.

Actual Size: 60mm x 55m

231/ 256020

Single Roll (1-19 Rolls)

1 - 4 Cases (20-99 Rolls)

5 - 9 Cases (100-199 Rolls)

10+ Cases (>= 200 Rolls)

$17.03 ½ case minimum

$15.14

$14.55

$13.97

N/A

$302.80

$291.00

$279.40

Special Order Policies & Footnotes:

Special Order Policies

  • Special orders are non-returnable (and non-cancelable if materials have been already ordered or cut before the cancellation request was received).

Special Order Minimums

  • Minimum requirements apply because a size may be non-stock or if special setup is required to cut rolls to your desired custom width.
  • Minimum Quantities: If a particular size has a minimum item requirement, please only order that size in multiples of that minimum (e.g. if the minimum is 12, then use multiples like 12, 24, 36, etc).

Product Description

Polyken 231 Military Grade Duct Tape is a high performance, waterproof packaging and sealing duct tape used for military and aerospace packaging and other demanding applications. It can also be used for media blast protection & surface masking and for other challenging repair, bundling and seaming applications (such as tarps). Polyken 231 Duct Tape benefits include: high tensile strength; extremely conformable; crisp, straight tear; moisture, solvent & abrasion resistant; high tack; and has aggressive adhesion to most surfaces. It has a stiffer adhesive than say a tape such as Nashua 357 so holds up better in extreme temperatures and bonds extremely well to flat surfaces such as glass. Its adhesive is not as ideally suited to irregular or uneven surfaces like Nashua 357 however. It is manufactured to conform to ASTM D -5486 Type IV Class 1 (supercedes PPP-T-60D & E Type IV, Class 1) and to DPM 871-3. Also please note that Polyken 231 comes to our converter in jumbo log roll format (that is why non-standard widths can be offered) and because of that rolls will ship on non-branded plain white cores. The shelf life on these rolls cut from source log roll material of 231 is one year from the manufacturer date. For the special-order 2" and 3" 231 which comes on a branded Polyken core the shelf life is three years from the manufacturer date. NSN 7510-00-074-4961.

If your order will not be for a full case and you require certificate of conformance documentation to ship with your order please see our policy at http://www.findtape.com/customer/help.aspx#p4 so that the proper request (and charge) can be made at the time the order is placed.

 

Technical Information

Polyken 231 Military Grade Duct Tape
  • Adhesive: natural rubber   How are adhesives different?
  • Carrier/Backing: polyethylene (PE) coated cloth
  • Thickness: 12 mils (carrier, adhesive)    What is mil thickness?
  • Adhesion: 95 ounces per inch (to stainless steel test panel)
  • Adhesion to Backing: 40 ounces per inch
  • Tensile Strength: 50 pounds per inch (longitudinal)
  • Service/Operating Temperature: 40°F to 200°F
  • Elongation: 13%
  • VOC Content: < 1 g/L
  • Certifications: ASTM D -5486 Type IV Class 1 (supercedes PPP-T-60D & E Type IV, Class 1); DPM 871-3
  • Core: 3" diameter
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.

AlertRoll Sizes/Widths:

Please note that tape rolls are NOT guaranteed to be splice- free. Tape rolls are typically cut to standard tape industry metric-cut sizes - or approx 5% narrower than the nominal size (i.e. 24mm per 1-inch of nominal width ordered).

Please contact us to inquire about pricing for full-cut widths (e.g. a 6 inch roll cut to exactly 152mm instead of 144mm).

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Alternative To

Alternative to...

This product can be used as an alternative to the following products(s):

  • Shurtape #PC-625
PLEASE NOTE: "Alternative" to is NOT the same as equivalent to so please ensure the specifications listed are suitable for your application.
Polyken 231 Military Grade Duct Tape
hot melt rubber (synthetic)
Offers the widest range of application flexibility available. Exhibits excellent processing performance whether manually or automatically applied. Has superior tensile strength, adhesion properties and holding force which ensures consistent, reliable seals. Hot melt adhesive will bond faster to a surface which is referred to as quick-grab or quick-stick. It typically has higher tack (will feel stickier to the touch), but is also softer. It has lower heat resistance, shear resistance, and sometimes UV resistance than an acrylic adhesive. NOTE: it is called hot melt because the adhesive is applied hot by the manufacturer and then hardens as it cools (you do not need to apply heat to the tape yourself).
natural rubber
Properties are similar to that of hot melt rubber, but natural rubber often holds where other adhesives won't (recycled fibers, dust, cold, heat and heavy loads). It provides good overall adhesion and moisture resistance.
acrylic
Offer excellent performance, especially for applications in temperatures less than 40°F and greater then 120°F. It provides excellent clarity, has high shear strength, is usually more permanent/durable even when exposed to moisture, and it ages well over extended periods in fluorescent and sunlight. Since it remains clear for the life of the application and does not yellow over time it is ideal for applications such as sealing white cartons. While it has good initial adhesion it does take 24-48 hours to cure and to achieve its maximum bond strength (has gradual adhesion buildup). Another difference between hot melt rubber and acrylic adhesive is if you fold tape over making the two adhesive sides touch the acrylic adhesive will remain attached to the carrier (e.g. paper, film) while a hot melt adhesive will stick to itself and pull off of the carrier. It is the best choice for clarity, UV resistance and aging characteristics.
silicone
Is great for extreme temperature applications since silicone adhesive can work in continuous operating temperatures from -100°F to 500°F. They also exhibit good chemical resistance, retain electrical properties, and remove cleanly with little or no residue.
zinc oxide
Zinc oxide based adhesive formula is a skin-friendly adhesive which is commonly used on sports medicine tapes.
Thickness, AKA caliper or gauge, refers to the distance from one surface of a tape backing, or adhesive, to the other.
1 mil = 1/1000 of an inch
Examples: 1/16 inch = 62.5 mils; 1/32 inch = 31.25 mils
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