Trenton Wax Tape Products

trenton wax tape productsSince 1949 the Trenton Corporation has provided excellent anticorrosion coating systems for a variety of environments. A complete protection system, the Trenton Wax Tape System includes a selection of primers, tapes and outerwraps that work together to protect your resources. See our full line of Trenton wax tape products below.

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#1 Wax-Tape is composed of a blend of microcrystalline waxes, plasticizers and corrosion inhibitors saturated into a non-woven, non-stitch bonded synthetic fabric, forming a tape wrapper. They also contain no siliceous mineral fillers.

End Use

For application on belowground metal surfaces, pipe or fittings to prevent corrosion

Application Procedures

Wire brush and scrape the surface clean of dirt, loose coating and loose rust. Apply a thin film of Wax-Tape Primer. If the surface is wet, cold or rusty, rub and press on primer to displace moisture and ensure adhesion. Then wrap #1 Wax-Tape using a 1" overlap. On straight pipe apply slight tension to ensure contact with surface. On irregular surfaces allow slack so the tape can be molded into conformity. In either case, press and form the tape so there are no air pockets or voids under the tape. Also, press and smooth out the lap seams to ensure they are sealed. The tape does not require curing or drying time so it can be backfilled immediately. For belowground pipes that are 10” or larger, apply a Trenton outerwrap. For aggressive soil conditions a Trenton outerwrap, a rock shield or select backfill should be considered.

Packaging

  • 4" x 9' rolls (24 rolls/case) 35 lb./case
  • 6" x 9' rolls (16 rolls/case) 35 lb./case
  • Special widths and lengths available

Advantages

  • Ideal where only minimal surface preparation is possible
  • Conforms to irregular shapes
  • No drying or curing time before backfilling
  • Can be applied over wet surfaces
  • Nontoxic, nonflammable, noncarcinogenic, no VOCs

#2 Wax-Tape® is a nonwoven, nonstitch bonded synthetic fabric, saturated with a blend of microcrystalline wax, solvents and corrosion inhibitors (no clay fillers), forming a tape wrapper that firms up and is suitable for painting.

End Use

For application on aboveground and belowground metal surfaces, pipe or fittings to prevent corrosion. Excellent for use when abrasive blasting or painting is impractical. Resists weathering and UV without the need for an additional outercoat or outerwrap.

Application Procedures

Wire brush and scrape the surface clean of loose mill scale, rust, paint and other foreign matter. Apply a thin film of Wax-Tape Primer. If the surface is wet, cold or rusty, then rub and press on primer firmly to displace the moisture and ensure adhesion. Then wrap #2 Wax-Tape using a 1” overlap. While wrapping, press and mold the tape into conformity, ensuring that there are no air pockets or voids, so that the tape is in intimate contact with the surface. Also, press and smooth out lap seams to ensure that they are sealed. If the tape is going to be painted, allow a few days for it to firm up.

Packaging

  • 4" x 9' rolls (24 rolls/case) 35 lbs/case
  • 6” x 9’ rolls (16 rolls/case) 35 lbs/case
  • Special widths and lengths available

Advantages

  • Minimal surface preparation
  • Readily conforms to irregular shapes
  • Nontoxic, non-carcinogenic, contains low VOCs
  • Resistant to corrosive industrial atmospheres
  • Can be applied over wet surfaces
  • Compatible with other coatings
  • Tape firms up and does not require additional outercoat or outerwrap
  • Excellent resistance to “weathering” and UV
  • Can be painted after firming up

Trenton HT-3000 Wax-Tape® is a specially formulated wax-based tape used for corrosion protection of metal pipe and fixtures experiencing higher than normal temperatures. When used in combination with Trenton Temcoat™ 3000 primer, this easy-to-apply tape delivers highly effective and durable corrosion protection to bare or coated surfaces in a wide range of field conditions.

End Use

HT-3000 Wax-Tape can be applied and will perform effectively at continuous operating temperatures of up to 230°F (110°C) and is designed for use in aboveground and belowground applications.

Features

Ease of use:

  • Quick and easy to apply, with minimal equipment requirements
  • Can be applied to surfaces with minimal preparation (SSPC SP2 or ISO St2)
  • Can be applied in high-moisture conditions Can be applied at “in-service” temperatures
  • No cure time – ready for immediate backfill after application
  • Non-toxic – no Volatile Organic Components (VOCs)

Proven durability and performance of Trenton Wax-Tape Systems:

  • Trenton Wax-Tape® systems have over three decades of successful field performance
  • May be used aboveground or belowground (UV resistant)
  • Resistant to acid, salts, and other soil organics over a wide range of pH High dielectric strength
  • Resistant to acid, salts, and other soil organics over a wide range of pH High dielectric strength
  • Excellent resistance to cathodic disbondment

Application Procedures

Surface Preparation

Remove all loose rust, scale, paint, ice, dirt and other foreign matter with a wire brush (SSPC SP2, ISO St 2). Wipe surface dry, if possible.

Tape and Primer Application:

Coat pipe surface with Trenton Temcoat 3000 primer by hand, ensuring an even, continuous film of primer over all exposed metal surfaces to be wrapped.

With a downward-facing starting point, wrap Trenton HT-3000 Wax-Tape onto pipe in a spiral pattern using a minimum 1" overlap. When wrapping, apply tension and press the tape onto surface.

After wrapping, rub the entire surface of the tape to remove any air bubbles and to smooth the surface. Press the overlap seams and ensure they are sealed and tapered, especially on each end of tape application.

If ambient work site temperatures are below 50°F, keep tape warm before application.

Trenton MC Outerwrap™ should be used for applications requiring substantial mechanical protection or where contact with the sticky exterior might be a problem.

Packaging

  • 2” x 9’ (5cm x 2.7m) rolls (48 rolls/case)
  • 4” x 9’ (10cm x 2.7m) rolls (24 rolls/case)
  • 6” x 9’ (15cm x 2.7m) rolls (16 rolls/case)
  • 12” x 18’ (30cm x 5.4m) rolls (4 rolls/case)

Temcoat™/Temcoat™ 3000 is a high-temperature microcrystalline wax-based coating compound that will not melt and can be applied at ambient temperatures up to 230°F They do not require a primer or curing time and are easily applied by hand. Temcoat 3000 is designed to maintain spreadability at lower temperatures.

End Use

Wire brush and wipe the surface clean of any loose coating, rust, scale and foreign matter. Then apply Temcoat by hand directly to the surface. At higher temperatures Temcoat can be applied by brush. On wet surfaces rub and press firmly to displace moisture and ensure adhesion. For belowground applications to protect Temcoat from mechanical abrasion, overwrap with Poly-Ply™, Guard-Wrap™, # 1 Wax-Tape® or #2 Wax-Tape®. For aboveground applications, overwrap with #2 Wax-Tape.

Application Procedures

Wire brush and wipe the surface clean of any loose coating, rust, scale and foreign matter. Then apply Temcoat by hand directly to the surface. At higher temperatures Temcoat can be applied by brush. On wet surfaces rub and press firmly to displace moisture and ensure adhesion. For belowground applications to protect Temcoat from mechanical abrasion, overwrap with Poly-Ply™, Guard-Wrap™, # 1 Wax-Tape® or #2 Wax-Tape®. For aboveground applications, overwrap with #2 Wax-Tape.

Packaging

  • 3-gallon pails (approx. 24 lb/pail)
  • 1-gallon can (4 gallons/case)
  • 32 lb/case

Advantages

  • Withstands high ambient temperatures
  • Goes on easily by hand
  • No primer required
  • No waiting for drying or curing
  • Nonhazardous, no VOCs
  • Minimal surface preparation
  • Can be applied to wet pipe

Wax-Tape® Primer is a blend of microcrystalline waxes, plasticizers, and corrosion inhibitors (no clay fillers). It has a paste-like consistency and is designed to displace moisture and wet the surface, ensuring adhesion of the tape.

End Use

As a surface conditioner for above and belowground metal surfaces prior to application of Trenton Wax-Tapes.

Application Procedures

Wire brush and wipe the surface clean and as dry as possible. Apply Wax-Tape Primer by hand, rubbing and pressing the primer firmly onto the surface, especially if the surface is wet, cold or rusty to displace any moisture and ensure adhesion to the surface. After application of the primer, Wax-Tape may be applied.

Packaging

One gallon can, four cans per carton. Available in brown or white.

Advantages

  • Goes on easily by hand
  • Displaces moisture
  • Penetrates surface rust
  • Facilitates "wetting" of surfaces
  • Ensures adhesion of tape
  • Only a thin coat is required
  • No waiting for drying or curing
  • No mixing, thinning or stirring
  • Compatible with other coatings
  • Nontoxic, nonflammable, noncarcinogenic, no VOCs

MC Outerwrap™ is a specialized blend of quick curing resins impregnated into a fiberglass fabric. It provides soil stress and backfill protection to coatings that need additional mechanical strength. MC Outerwrap is specifically designed as a “hard shell” outerwrap over the Wax-Tapes. It can also be used over other coatings. It is sold complete with gloves and Trenton End Adhesive. MC Outerwrap is hand applied, with no other application materials needed.

End Use

MC Outerwrap is used aboveground or belowground as a mechanical protective wrapper over Trenton’s Wax-Tapes.

Application Procedures

Pre-apply any of Trenton’s coatings and then, with only enough tension to keep the slack out, spiral wrap MC Outerwrap with at least a 50% overlap (use 80% overlap when needed in high stress areas such as transition pipe in clay soils). Make sure MC Outerwrap is extended out past the new coating on both ends for better anchoring. At the end of the last roll, brush on End Adhesive for MC Outerwrap to prevent possible unraveling before the wrap has cured.

Application Procedures

Rolls are individually vacuum-packed in foil bags.

  • 4” x 12’ roll (4.0 sq ft / roll)
  • 4” x 27’ roll (9.0 sq ft / roll)
  • 6” x 27’ roll (13.5 sq ft / roll)
  • 9" x 40' roll (30.0 sq ft/roll)

NOTE: Alternative sizes may be available at an additional cost.

Advantages

  • Adds mechanical protection to Wax-Tapes
  • Superior protection against soil stress
  • Protection against backfill
  • Paintable “hard shell” coating

Guard-Wrap™ consists of a spunbonded polyester mat, saturated with microcrystalline wax that is laminated to a polyester film which is coated with microcrystalline wax. Its conformability makes it ideal for wrapping fittings. It also works well on straight pipe.

End Use

It is used as a protective wrapper over Innercoat® and provides mechanical strength against backfill stress while also contributing an added dielectric barrier.

Application Procedure

Pre-apply Innercoat® to the pipe surface and then spiral wrap or cigarette wrap Guard-Wrap over the Innercoat. Guard-Wrap can be used as a “granny rag”. Guard-Wrap can also be dipped in hot Innercoat and applied in pieces to irregular surfaces that have been previously coated

Packaging

  • In cardboard cartons containing 50 sq. yds.
  • 6" x 150' rolls (6 rolls per carton)
  • 12" x 150' rolls (3 rolls per carton)
  • 9" x 150' rolls (4 rolls per carton)
  • 18" x 150' rolls (2 rolls per carton)

Advantages

  • Withstands hot-application temperatures
  • A two-part wrapper (plastic mat and film) for extra mechanical strength
  • Excellent dielectric strength
  • Conformable to irregular shapes
  • Composed of inert materials
  • Resistant to chemicals and bacteria

Glas-Wrap is a white, resin coated, woven fiber- glass fabric.

End Use

Used as an overwrap for Trenton’s #1 Wax-Tape® for additional protection against light backfill.

Application

Wearing gloves, apply Glas-Wrap over the #1 Wax-Tape using 1" overlap, rubbing firmly onto the Wax-Tape.

Packaging

  • 4" x 150' rolls (18 per case)
  • 6" x 150' rolls (12 per case)
  • 12" x 150' rolls (6 per case)
  • 100 sq. yds. per case, 13 lbs. per case

Poly-Ply™ plastic wrapper consists of three membranes of .5-mil clear, 50 gauge, clear, polyvinylidene chloride plastic, high-cling membranes, wound together as a single sheet. It provides a mechanical and electrical barrier over Temcoat™ or #1 Wax-Tape® while remaining flexible enough to conform to irregular shaped surfaces. It is inert and will not deteriorate, and is resistant to chemicals and bacteria commonly found in soil.

End Use

As a wrapper over cold-applied Temcoat coating on straight pipe and irregular metal surfaces, such as T's and Couplings.

Application Procedures

Pre-apply Temcoat coating and wrap form Poly-Ply wrapper over the coated surface.

Packaging

  • Coreless rolls in cartons containing 50 sq. yds.
  • 4" x 50' rolls (27 rolls/carton)
  • 6" x 50' rolls (18 rolls/carton)
  • 9" x 50' rolls (12 rolls/carton)
  • 12" x 50' rolls ( 9 rolls/carton)
  • 18" and 36" widths available by special order.

Advantages

  • 3-ply composition for extra mechanical strength
  • High dielectric strength
  • Conforms to irregular shapes
  • Composed of inert plastic film that will not deteriorate
  • Resistant to chemicals and bacteria
  • Convenient size of roll
  • Relatively inexpensive

Innercoat® is a blend of microcrystalline waxes designed to provide the most desirable corrosion resistance, adhesion and wetting characteristics. It is hot-applied directly to the pipe surface and is always over-wrapped with a proper Trenton wrapper depending on the type of application. Its ease of application and “forgiving” character in difficult applications make it an ideal all-purpose pipe coating.

End Use

To protect straight pipe or irregular metal surfaces from corrosion. It can be used for new services, field patching, weld cutbacks and pipeline reconditioning.

Application Procedures

Clean pipe surface free of loose rust and scale, loose coating, dirt, grease, moisture and other foreign matter. Heat Innercoat to between 250° and 350°F in summer and between 350° and 500°F in winter to ensure proper adhesion. Then pour or brush Innercoat directly onto the clean and dry surface. For straight pipe use the “granny rag” method. Once Innercoat is applied, wrap with Guard-Wrap™. A thin coating of Innercoat can then be applied over the Guard-Wrap for additional protection.

Packaging

  • 47 lb. box
  • 7 1/2 lb. blocks (10 per case) 75 lbs/case
  • 7 1/2 lb.blocks, quartered (10 per case) 75 lbs/case

Advantages

  • An effective pipe coating proven by over 50 years’ field use
  • Excellent corrosion barrier Low moisture absorption and transmission
  • Excellent dielectric barrier Excellent wetting and adhesion properties
  • Excellent ductility
  • Permanently inert
  • Resistant to chemicals and bacteria commonly found in soils
  • Easy to apply Compatible with other coating materials
  • Can be reheated without altering composition
  • No primers required
  • No waiting before backfilling
  • No dangerous fumes
  • Nontoxic, noncarcinogenic
  • Packaged in convenient 7 1/2 lb. blocks or 47 lb. box
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