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Primerless Crosslinked Protective Tape

Canusa WrapidTape™ consists of a cross-linked polyolefin backing, coated with a protective, heat sensitive anti-corrosion adhesive which effectively bonds to steel substrates and common pipeline coatings including polyethylene and fusion bonded epoxy.

Upon the application of heat, WrapidTape™ shrinks down to fully encapsulate the protected substrate. The product is packaged in convenient rolls with various widths to protect and repair pipelines, fittings, bends, elbows and other irregular configurations.

Easy Installation

  • The flexibility provided by the thinner tape dimension allows WrapidTape™ to effectively protect both conventional substrates such as circular pipe as well as irregular transitions such as elbows and risers. Upon the application of heat, the specially formulated adhesive flows into all surface irregularities, forming a protective barrier against corrosion.

Saves Time & Money

  • WrapidTape™ is quick and easy to install. Since no special priming or operator equipment is required, product installation is quick and labour costs are kept to a minimum. Unlike conventional cold-applied tapes, WrapidTape™ does not require the use of high volatile primers, further minimizing costs and risks to health and safety.

Long Term Protection

  • WrapidTape™ is manufactured using materials that provide high electrical resistivity, low water absorption and low moisture permeability. The unique crosslinking process results in a protective backing that is much tougher than conventional tapes, more effectively resisting abrasion and damage, and thus extending the lifetime of the substrate. WrapidTape™ can also be double or triple wrapped for extra mechanical protection when required.

Product Properties

Operating Characteristics HCA HCO HCC
Pipeline Operating Temp. Up to 55°C (131°F) Up to 60°C (140°F) Up to 40°C (104°F)
Minimum Installation Temp. 60°C (140°F) 65°C (150°F) 60°C (140°F)
Mainline Coating Compatibility PE, FBE, PU Bit, CT, PU, PE, PP, FBE Bit, CT, PU, PE, PP, FBE
Adhesive Properties Test Method Typical Values
Softening Point ASTM E28 72°C 87°C 90°C
Lap Shear @ 23°C ISO 21809-3 50 N/cm2 22 N/cm2 15 N/cm2
Backing Properties
Tensile Strength ASTM D638 20 MPa 20 MPa 20 MPa
Elongation ASTM D638 600% 600% 600%
Hardness ASTM D2240 46 Shore D 46 Shore D 46 Shore D
Abrasion Resistance ASTM D1044 45 mg 45 mg 45 mg
Specific Gravity ASTM D792 0.93 0.93 0.93
Tape Properties
Impact ASTM G14 pass pass pass
Cathodic Disbondment ASTM G8 13 mm rad 6 mm rad 8 mm rad
Peel ASTM D1000 35 N/cm 72 N/cm 26 N/cm
Water Absorption ASTM D570 0.05% 0.05% 0.05%
Dielectric Voltage Breakdown ASTM D149 27 kV/mm 27 kV/mm 27 kV/mm
Low Temp. Flexibility ASTM D2671C < -32°C < -20°C < -14°C
EN Approval EN 12068 C50 - -
Fully Recovered Thickness - 1.5 mm 1.5 mm 1.5 mm

Applications / Assets

  • Fittings and Bends
  • Gas Pipelines
  • Girth-Weld Joints
  • Oil Pipelines
  • Repair and Rehab
  • Waterworks Pipelines


Last Updated: 12/18/2017 3:44:07 PM
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