Canusa Heat Shrink Sleeves

FT Pipeline Systems is the UK Licensee for the superb range of Canusa Heat shrink Joint Protection sleeves. They are heat activated / PE wraps for corrosion protection of all types of jointing methods. Canusa heat shrink sleeves are quick to install, as there is no need to prime or profile the pipe, making them extremely cost effective.

Canusa heat shrink sleeves and wraps are very versatile; they are suitable for use on steel, plastic and ductile iron pipe joints, and are delivered pre-cut to fit the diameter of the pipe, giving no wastage of materials.

Canusa sleeves provide excellent mechanical adhesion and corrosion protection, achieved by heat shrinking the thick two-layer ethylene co polymer sleeve, driving out air and moisture from the joint. Canusa sleeves are also easy to install, requiring no specialist labour or wrapping equipment.

New for 2018 –  we are delighted to tell you about another of their products which we believe will be of benefit to our customers: The GTS-PP-VE heat shrink sleeves offer a solution for larger diameter pipelines. The sleeve, which uses a visco-elastic mastic on a polypropylene backing, requires the same surface preparation as a traditional shrink sleeve with the exception of the pre-heat which is +5° (as opposed to +6°). There are therefore significant installation benefits on larger diameter pipework, assisted by the viso-elastic solution having greater shear strength resistance than a traditional shrink sleeve. The application is them completed as a traditional shrink sleeve with propane torches.

The VE mastic type is the same as the Canusa WrapidBond – another low pre-heat tape solution in the Canusa range which has been used extensively on 46km of 900mm and 1000mm pipes over the last two years. The WRB solution was chosen specifically to protect exposed steel post welding onto PE tape wrapped fittings without the need to be shrunk down with a flame, thereby mitigating the risk associated with such activities. View the technical datasheet here.

For more information regarding Canusa sleeves, or just the protection of pipe joints in general, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for a technical consultation.

Impact Protection for Pipeline Coatings

Recently added to our suite of Canusa products is Wrapid Shield™ PE. This is an advanced extruded and blown polyethylene Rock Shield system engineered to provide high impact resistance and compressive strength when used as a protective layer over the top of anti-corrosion coatings. The material resists impact damage due to rocky backfill materials.

Download datasheets here:

Wrapid Shield PE


  1. K 40
  2. K 60
  3. KLON & KLNN
  4. GTS PP
  5. GTS PE
  6. PLA
  7. PMA
  8. TBK