Polyken 824

Polyken 824
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Polyken 824 Shrink Wrap Tape [Polyethylene Film]

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824 Standard sizes


4 in. x 60 yds.

Actual Size: 96mm x 55m

824/ 46012

Single Roll (1-11 Rolls)

1 - 4 Cases (12-59 Rolls)

5 - 9 Cases (60-119 Rolls)

10+ Cases (>= 120 Rolls)









Nominal Tape Widths vs Actual Widths

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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.

Product Description

Polyken 824 Shrink Wrap Tape is also known as hull preservation tape and is used for taping edges of shrink wrap to a boat's hull. Also used by auto salvage and reclamation yards. It has a polyethylene film and rubber based adhesive. UV protected for prolonged expose to sunlight (has excellent durability & is solvent and moisture resistance). Polyken 824 Red Baron is coated with a specially-designed adhesive which eliminates residue even after extended periods of exposure (also repositionable). It is also conformable so it adheres to rough surfaces and is also easy to unwind. Shrink Wrap Tape is used to seam shrink wrap film sheeting together; patch holes in shrink wrap; secure waste disposal bags; and to hold doors in place. It is also used for stucco & plaster masking and other outdoor masking applications where UV resistance is required. Our distributor gets this made specially from Berry Plastics in white with serrated/pinked edges for easy tearing - no cutting is needed.


Technical Information

Polyken 824 Shrink Wrap Tape
  • Adhesive: rubber   How are adhesives different?
  • Carrier/Backing: polyethylene (PE) film
  • Thickness: 7 mils (carrier, adhesive)    What is a mil?
  • Adhesion: 45 ounces per inch (to stainless steel)
  • Tensile Strength: 20 pounds per inch (longitudinal)
  • Service/Operating Temperature: 40°F to 200°F
  • Elongation: 75%
  • VOC Content: < 2 g/L
  • Certifications: LEED - contributes toward satisfying EQ Credit 4.1
  • 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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Polyken 824 Shrink Wrap Tape [Polyethylene Film]
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.
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.
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.
1 mil = 1/1000 of an inch
Examples: 1/16 inch = 62.5 mils; 1/32 inch = 31.25 mils
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