The operational performance and safety of an aircraft can be heavily impacted by the ability to create a complete seal against moisture and corrosion. HI-TAK TufSeal polyurethane rolled sealant (PRS) creates a complete protective seal against corrosion for certain components and irregular surfaces on an aircraft. The product exhibits excellent sealing and enhanced resistance to vibrations when applied. For this reason, it is used as a permanent sealing solution by original equipment manufacturers as well as maintenance and repair service organizations worldwide.
HI-TAK TufSeal is a single-sided PRS, meaning it is tacky on only one side and easy to install in diverse conditions. The product is a pre-cured PRS and is applied without the need for a bonding agent. This, in turn, makes it easy to remove when scheduled inspections come due. Users can count on the product leaving behind no residue that may affect paint adhesion or emit hazardous substances. The choice of a spool of HI-TAK TufSeal for your sealing challenges offers the following benefits:
HI-TAK TufSeal is the result of years of deliberate corrosion-prevention research by the engineers at Av-DEC. The end product is a single-sided PRS solution made from polyurethane with a fiberglass carrier integrated into the sealant. The product is composed of a tacky surface on one side, and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) on the other side. The PTFE backing is non-tacky, making the HI-TAK TufSeal the best solution to use in areas where extensive maneuverability is needed during application.
The product is pre-cured and can also be die-cut to serve as a gasket system if the need arises. This flame-retardant version of HI-TAK TufSeal is for use in areas where flame retardant properties are needed. Other benefits gained from its excellent engineering include:
The PTFE backing of HI-TAK TufSeal is a result of the PRS being designed for single-sided applications. This, alongside its polyurethane material is why it make a perfect material in high-traffic areas, to protect irregular surfaces where abrasion may occur, and where there is a need to repeatedly reposition panels. Among others, users can use HI-TAK TufSeal to provide a total protective seal on the following areas and components: