In accordance to regulations metal hatch covers on carriage ships should be protected against leakage of water into the carriage area. Extreme weather conditions often damage hatch covers making them prone to leakage which may lead to the damage of goods being shipped.
Hatch cover tape is a self-adhesive material which can protect goods against damage caused by water leakage. The tape is a very enduring material and guarantees protection in all weather conditions.
It is composed of a bituminous mass which has the appropriate viscidity and is protected by black polypropylene film or aluminium foil, blue polypropylene film. From one side and a release liner from the other. The tape is available in 20 meter rolls 100 and 150mm wide.
100mm to 500mm
10m, 15m, 20m
1. Before applying the hatch cover tape clean the surface to which it is to be applied thoroughly and make sure that the hatch cover is free of any salt from the sea-spray.
2. The surface must be dry before tape application.
3. In cold weather conditions use a torch to heat up the tape to achieve a better adhesive performance. The flame should be applied to the black surface after removing the release linder. Be careful not to use the torch in a fire danger areas.
4. After heating, immediately apply pressure to stick the tape onto the surface before it cools. This will ensure optimum adhesion.
Material should be stored in a dry and cool area and used within 16 months after goods receipt. It is recommended to store the rolls in the original packaging.