The Tech-Patch Repair Solutions (TPRS) system offers critical solutions for all industries whenever there are cracks or holes in containers, tanks and/or pipelines. It is the repair option for all pipeline, container and tank repairs.
Tech-Patches permanently seal holes and cracks in pipes, whether that pipe is PVC, copper, steel, ABS, galvanized, cast iron, even HDPE, the pipe of the 21st century. Plus, Tech-Patches permanently seal holes and cracks in metal and poly tanks, barrels and all other containers. Tech-Patches are impervious or highly resistant to oil, gas, all hydrocarbons, water and most common chemicals. Tech-Patches come in two and three millimeter thicknesses.
Normal reactions to The Tech-Patch range from skepticism to complete denial. An explanation of the science and technologies involved clarifies how and why Tech-Patches work. All discussions must start with an understanding that Tech-Patches are a polymer, specifically flourosilicone (FVMQ). Polymers are used throughout our economy, but there has been a problem regarding polymers that nothing sticks to them. Reference, “Nothing sticks to Teflon®”.
Since the 1960’s, glue companies, research universities and technicians have been trying to find a glue that works on polymers. There has been limited success, but nothing that has met the requirements of modern manufacturing. In 2016, we developed our patented Polymer Bonding Process (Process) that bonds any polymer to itself, to any other polymer and/or to almost any other substrate. Glass, some alloy metals and stainless steel are the notable exceptions.
As the name indicates, the Process is not just a glue. With the Process, chemistry and the laws of physics are combined using a chemical reaction and heat are the keys to create covalent bonds between any polymer and almost all other substrates. Bonds are stronger than adhesive joins. Bonds are always more durable.
There is a reason why, in high stress environments within the aerospace and automotive industries, that flourosilicone, our Tech-Patch material, is the polymer of choice. During the manufacturing process, the surface of flourosilicone is infused with polyfluoroalkyl side groups. This step strengthens the chemical and physical resistant properties of flourosilicone.
With these enhanced properties, Tech-Patches have excellent fuel, oil, water and weather resistance. Additionally, FVMQ has very good to excellent chemical resistance for most common chemicals. Translation, the polyfluoroalkyl side groups protect the fluorosilicone from damage from water, from weather, from gas, oil, all hydrocarbons, from salt, from humidity, etc.
“We have applied the bonding agent and trimmed patch as outlined in your instructions and I can only say I’m amazed. It’s fantastic adhesion and the seal is perfect. We had two cracks to repair on a gasoline container integral to a large power unit. We were Able to complete the repair, saving considerable time and expense that would have involved us removing the unit and dismantling the power unit. Thank you for your kind assistance I will recommend your products without hesitation. We wait now for the next problem to solve.”
Alan W., Melbourne, Australia
Our Performance Guarantee
Applying a patch, a permanent Tech-Patch, typically costs about twenty percent of installing replacement pipe. Plus, you have our unconditional money back guarantee for the life of the patch.
As with our Tech-Bond products, if you are not one hundred percent satisfied, at any time, with the performance of your Tech-Patch, we will send a complete refund.
Tech-Bond pipeline “How To” Video for repairing wall thinning, through wall defects and to repair holes and crack in main lines and drain lines:
The Tech-Patch Repair Solutions System includes: either Tech-Patches or Pipeline-Wraps, a glue squeegee, a sand paper square and the Tech-Bond Kit necessary to apply the patch/wraps. SI Black is the recommended adhesive for applying patches and wraps.
Flexible. Our patches reinforce the thin walls of any container sealing that container while flexing when that container flexes.
Weather resistant. The polymer used in the patches are virtually immune to the effects of weather and thermal cycling.
Chemical resistance. These patches are impervious or highly resistant to hydrocarbons, water and most common chemicals.
Permanence. Our patches, properly applied, are permanent. To achieve this permanence, surface preparation of the container is critical.
Questions? Please call 877 565 7225.