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Polyken 296FR

Polyken 296FR Flame Retardant Cargo Compartment Tape [Lightweight]

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Product Description

Polyken 296FR Flame Retardant Cargo Compartment Tape is a lighweight, flame retardant fiberglass cloth tape used for a multitude of aerospace uses. Designed to meet requirements for use in aircraft cargo compartments.

Uses & Applications

  • Cargo pit applications for freight carrying aircraft
  • Seaming and repairing cargo compartment liners
  • Covering pins & rivets
  • Metal surface protection during soldering or welding

Features & Benefits

  • Complies with FAR 25.853(a) & 25.855(d)
  • Super high tensile strength
  • Resists flame penetration for added safety
  • Lightweight construction
  • Conformable to handle curves and corners
  • Repositionable and clean removal
  • Resists flagging and lifting
  • Meets EU Directive 76/769/EEC

Warning: This product can expose you to chemicals including Antimony oxide (Antimony trioxide), arsenic_inorganic_arsenic_compounds, Lead, which is [are] known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

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 so that the proper request (and charge) can be made at the time the order is placed.


Technical Information

Polyken 296FR Flame Retardant Cargo Compartment Tape
  • Standards Met: FAR 25.853(a) & 25.855(d); BMS5-146; Airbus ABD0031, Para 7.3.2& 7.4; Boeing 737-SL-25-115-B, 757-SL-25-085-B, 747-SL-25-195-B, 767-SL-25-112-B, 777-SL-25-037-B
  • Carrier/Backing: fiberglass cloth
  • Adhesive: bromide-free acrylic   How are adhesives different?
  • Release Liner: low-density polyethylene (LDPE) film
  • Thickness: 7 mils (carrier, adhesive)   What is mil thickness?
  • Adhesion: 45 ounces per inch (to stainless steel test panel)
  • Tensile Strength: 134 pounds per inch (longitudinal)
  • Service/Operating Temperature: -40°F to 275°F
  • Exiting Time: 0.66 seconds
  • Burn Length: 3 inches
  • After Glow: 0 seconds
  • 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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296FR Standard sizes


2 in. x 36 yds.

296FR/ 23624

Single Roll (1-23 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (24-71 Rolls)

3 - 4 Cases (72-119 Rolls)

5+ 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.

296FR Special Order Sizes


1 in. x 36 yds.

Approximately 15 extra business days to ship
296FR/ 13648

Single Roll (1-47 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (48, 96 Rolls)

3 - 4 Cases (144, 192 Rolls)

5+ Cases (240, 288, 336, ... Rolls)

1 case minimum








3 in. x 36 yds.

Approximately 15 extra business days to ship
296FR/ 33616

Single Roll (1-15 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (16, 32 Rolls)

3 - 4 Cases (48, 64 Rolls)

5+ Cases (80, 96, 112, ... Rolls)

1 case minimum








4 in. x 36 yds.

Approximately 15 extra business days to ship
296FR/ 43612

Single Roll (1-11 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (12, 24 Rolls)

3 - 4 Cases (36, 48 Rolls)

5+ Cases (60, 72, 84, ... Rolls)

1 case minimum








6 in. x 36 yds.

Approximately 15 extra business days to ship
296FR/ 6368

Single Roll (1-7 Rolls)

1 - 2 Cases (8, 16 Rolls)

3 - 4 Cases (24, 32 Rolls)

5+ Cases (40, 48, 56, ... Rolls)

1 case minimum








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.
  • 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).

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User Reviews

Polyken 296FR Flame Retardant Cargo Compartment Tape [Lightweight]
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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