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Shurtape FP-96 General Purpose Kraft Packaging Tape

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    Purchased Most Frequently: 2 in. x 60 yds. (Kraft)
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Product Description

Shurtape FP-96 General Purpose Kraft Packaging Tape is a general purpose brown paper tape used for packaging, binding, splicing, holding, tabbing, carton sealing, reinforcing, banding and patching for a variety of substrates. The tape features a strong, flexible and conformable backing with high cross-direction tensile strength. Shurtape FP 96 has an aggressive, high tack adhesive with excellent holding power and excellent quick stick, particularly effective in cold weather. The tape color blends well with cardboard and Kraft cartons and unlike traditional film packaging tapes, the tape can be torn by hand. Resists curling, abrasion, water, solvents and oil. It also is a good choice for "Shingling" (tape-on-tape) applications. FP 96 is a pressure-sensitive adhesive tape and does not need water to activate it like a gummed paper tape.

See JVCC FPPT-01 Kraft flatback paper tape for a tape that has a more matte (less shiny) surface than Shurtape FP-96 Kraft paper tape. Made in the U.S.


Technical Information

Shurtape FP-96 General Purpose Kraft Packaging Tape
  • Standards Met: ASTM D 6123/D 6123M-97 (2012), Type II
  • Carrier/Backing: kraft, flatback paper
  • Adhesive: rubber-based   How are adhesives different?
  • Thickness: 6.1 mils (carrier, adhesive)   What is mil thickness?
  • Adhesion: 90 ounces per inch (to stainless steel test panel)
  • Tensile Strength: 36 pounds per inch (longitudinal)
  • Service/Operating Temperature: 50°F to 150°F
  • Elongation: 6%
  • Core: 3" diameter
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.

Alert Roll 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).

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FP-96 Standard sizes


2 in. x 60 yds.

Actual Size: 48mm x 55m

FP-96/ 260

UPC = 688295152071

Single Roll (1-23 Rolls)

1 - 4 Cases (24-119 Rolls)

5 - 9 Cases (120-239 Rolls)

10+ Cases (>= 240 Rolls)


a 11% discount

a 12% discount

a 14% discount





3 in. x 60 yds.

Actual Size: 72mm x 55m

FP-96/ 360

UPC = 688295152088

Single Roll (1-15 Rolls)

1 - 4 Cases (16-79 Rolls)

5 - 9 Cases (80-159 Rolls)

10+ Cases (>= 160 Rolls)


a 8% discount

a 10% discount

a 11% discount





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.

Question & Answers

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Customer May 30, 2017
QUESTION: Can this tape be used for the back of a picture frame?
Customer May 13, 2017
QUESTION: Can you write on this tape?
Customer Sep 16, 2015
QUESTION: Will this tape work to stretch watercolor paper? Watercolor paper is wet, so the tape that is activated by water works best.
ANSWER: Shurtape FP-96 is not a tape activated by water. Can see Shurtape WP-100, WP-200, WP-300 or Intertape Legend for gummed (AKA water-activated) paper tapes though.

User Reviews

[ viewing reviews 1 through 13 of 13 total ]
Thoms S. Verified Buyer Jun 23, 2019
packaging tape
Shurtape FP-96 General Purpose Kraft Packaging Tape
Excellent product!!
Daniel M. Verified Buyer Dec 25, 2018
Shurtape FP-96 General Purpose Kraft Packaging Tape
love it match my boxes pervick strong
Neil Verified Buyer Sep 28, 2018
Shurtape FP-96 has sculptural stagecraft applications
Shurtape FP-96 General Purpose Kraft Packaging Tape
I am really impressed with this versatile super strong tape. I'm using it for theatrical mask, prop and mold making, using all three widths bias-cut for laying up durable, highly contoured forms.This is my second order. FP-96 is superior to all other tapes I have tried. I'll keep buying this stuff as long as it is available.
Lindsay M. Verified Buyer Aug 29, 2018
Shurtape FP-96 General Purpose Kraft Packaging Tape
SHELBY S. Verified Buyer Jul 18, 2018
It's fine, but costly.
Shurtape FP-96 General Purpose Kraft Packaging Tape
Our small business ships out at lease half a dozen packages per week and need a sturdy tape that is not clear and sticks well. Large rolls of this type of tape are hard to find. So we tried this brand & found that it works fine but the price is a bit high. We only ordered 3 rolls to try it out and if it works perhaps we can get a larger order with a price reduction. (?) So far so good.
Donald 1. Verified Buyer Jun 04, 2018
All good
Shurtape FP-96 General Purpose Kraft Packaging Tape
All good
P W. Verified Buyer Mar 30, 2018
thoughts on tape
Shurtape FP-96 General Purpose Kraft Packaging Tape
I have used this before. I am using it again. I will use it until something better comes along.
Thoms S. Verified Buyer Mar 16, 2018
Excellent product!!
Shurtape FP-96 General Purpose Kraft Packaging Tape
This is an amazing tape, tough and easy to handle, great for framing, packaging..
stephen l. Verified Buyer Feb 19, 2018
great service
Shurtape FP-96 General Purpose Kraft Packaging Tape
great service
Naomi Verified Buyer Jul 17, 2017
This Tape is THE BEST
Shurtape FP-96 General Purpose Kraft Packaging Tape
Love this tape! You don't need a tape gun, and in a pinch, you can even do without a scissors and just tear it. But it's very strong and easy to apply -- and perhaps best of all, you can write on it, so it's great for labelling boxes for storage.
Paul O. Verified Buyer Jun 29, 2017
Great target tape! Best price anywhere.
Shurtape FP-96 General Purpose Kraft Packaging Tape
High quality tape for pasting brown cardboard targets. Great adhesive quality and correct color.
Jon Verified Buyer Mar 29, 2016
Regular purchase
Shurtape FP-96 General Purpose Kraft Packaging Tape
This tape works well with kraft paper. Even works in colder weather
Kanga Verified Buyer Oct 25, 2010
Great Tape
Shurtape FP-96 General Purpose Kraft Packaging Tape
I really feel like this tape works very well for my business shipments. I will be ordering more!
Shurtape FP-96 General Purpose Kraft Packaging Tape
Made in the USA
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.
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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