In volatile aerospace conditions, aircraft faying surfaces on leading edges and fairings are subjected to mechanical forces that may lead to abrasion and corrosion. Further, if fuel and access panels aren’t sealed and don’t have proper surface protection, they can be exposed to harsh contaminants like UV radiation or liquids like petroleum, engine oils and de-icing fluids. That’s why choosing the best interfay material is crucial to the aircraft’s successful production and operation.
Reliable Sealing & Surface Protection
Aviation sealants can significantly impact aircraft functionality, operational performance, maintainability over time, and overall costs. For instance, traditional two-component materials tend to weaken and break down from vibration, corrosion, wide temperatures, aggressive fluids, UV radiation, and other environmental hazards. At Gore, we manufacture dry sealants for all types of aircraft and helicopters that have been proven more reliable.
GORE SKYFLEX Aerospace Materials effectively seal panels and protect surfaces from these mechanical forces and harsh environments that can severely damage aircraft structures. Unlike traditional two-component materials, our tapes and gaskets are lightweight and don’t require any cure time, which reduces installation steps and simplifies the process.
Why use an aircraft sealant that is time-consuming, labor-intensive, delays production and maintenance schedules, and costs more money overall? Optimize your civil or military aircraft production using Gore’s materials that provide reliable surface and sealing protection, increase availability and throughput, and reduce lifecycle costs.
Tapes & Gaskets
CHOOSE FROM A VARIETY OF FORMS & SIZES
GORE SKYFLEX Aerospace Materials are available in a variety of form-in-place (FIP) tapes and die-cut gaskets in various sizes. They’re approved for use on multiple aircraft and often used in place of FIP wet seals. We invite you to start with the overview below to see what we offer for commercial and defense aircraft applications.
Then, download our data sheet for more technical information, like widths, thicknesses, gap-filling compensation ranges, operating temperatures, materials comparison and more.
If you have any questions or need help selecting the right series of aviation tape or aviation gasket sealant for your specific application, contact a Gore representative today.
GORE SKYFLEX Aerospace Tapes
We designed these tapes to provide effective sealing and surface protection against environmental contaminants and mechanical forces, like vibration, abrasion, chafing and corrosion.
This series protects surfaces from abrasion, cut-through, vibration, chafing and corrosion.
Our 700 Series tape excels at protecting aircraft structures from high vibration or repeated access, like helicopter panels and wing-to-body fairings.
Our tape provides superior sealing and surface protection against harsh aviation fluids and other mechanical forces.
The 730 Series tape is primarily designed for access panels and fairings where hydraulic or engine oil contamination can occur. It effectively repels hydraulic fluids, like SKYDROL®, engine and turbine oils, and deicing fluids. But, it also provides excellent protection against vibration, abrasion and chafing.
This tape provides exceptional sealing and surface protection against hydrocarbons and other mechanical forces
Our 720 Series is designed precisely for aircraft areas with direct and repeated exposure to fuels and related oils. It performs best on access panels and other fay surfaces subjected to fuel or engine oil splashing. For continuous fuel sealing, we recommend our gaskets. This tape also durably protects airframe structures from vibration, abrasion and chafing.
GORE SKYFLEX Aerospace Gaskets
These gaskets provide excellent sealing and surface protection against environmental contaminants and mechanical forces, like vibration, abrasion, chafing and corrosion. They can be easily installed on applications that have complex shapes.
Our gaskets are designed to protect surface edges from abrasion, cut-through, vibration, chafing and corrosion. They can be easily installed on applications that have complex shapes.
For applications exposed to jet fuel and other mechanical forces, these gaskets excel at sealing and protecting aircraft surfaces.
Dry vs. Wet Sealants
Compare GORE SKYFLEX Aerospace Materials against other dry tapes and wet sealants to better understand how each sealant performs in specific environments.
We also invite you to read our article on improving aircraft availability with alternative FIP sealants.
GORE SKYFLEX Aerospace Materials
Polysulfide Wet Sealants
For more information about the unique characteristics and properties of our materials, contact a Gore representative today.
Features & Benefits
GORE SKYFLEX Aerospace Materials are engineered with unique features that make them more durable against challenging environmental factors and aircraft conditions, including:
- chemically inert, non-hazardous materials
- temperature- and abrasion-resistant materials
- Dry, lightweight and highly conformable materials
- Available in a variety of material sets, forms and sizes
Our materials provide design engineers and manufacturers with many benefits that simplify aircraft assembly, increase availability and throughput, and reduce lifecycle costs such as:
- reliable and predictable sealing and surface protection and gap filling
- proven resistance against vibration, abrasion, corrosion, chemicals, fuels, fluids, wide temperatures and more
- support manufacturing design goals with easier, faster installation
- fewer process steps from dry materials without any cure time
- reduced lifecycle costs with reusable seals
- low environmental impact and improved safety
For more information about the features and benefits of our materials, contact a Gore representative today.
PROVEN PERFORMANCE ACROSS AIRCRAFT APPLICATIONS
GORE SKYFLEX Aerospace Materials are thoroughly tested to meet strict industry standards and approved for use on multiple civil and military aircraft. They’re routinely specified by leading aircraft OEMs because of their proven reliable performance for more than 20 years in a variety of fixed-wing and rotorcraft applications, like:
- access panels
- anchor nut gaskets
- antenna gasket fastener seals
- cargo floorboards/structure
- dry-bay gaskets
- engine cowlings
- external fuel tanks
- fuel bladder cavities
- fuel panels
- helicopter tail booms
- lamp seals
- leading edge D-noses
- light assembly seals
- passenger floorboards
- pitot tubes
- windshields / windows
If you have any questions or to discuss your specific application needs, contact a Gore representative today.
GORE SKYFLEX Aerospace Materials are non-hazardous, which means improved safety for the environment and operators. Our tapes and gaskets comply with global environmental regulations set forth by the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Before using our tapes and gaskets in your civil or military aircraft application, carefully review our recommended standard practices below to reduce exposure to decomposition by-products.
- Series 100 & 110 Tapes
- Series 200 Tapes & Gaskets
- Series 500 Gaskets
- Series 520 Gaskets
- Series 700 Tapes & Gaskets
- Series 720 Tapes & Gaskets
- Series 730 Tapes & Gaskets
- Series 1600 Tape & Gaskets
If you have any questions about safety information while using our materials in your specific application, contact a Gore representative today.
Watch these animated videos and more on YouTube demonstrating the performance of our tapes and gaskets and how to install them on aircraft structures.
LEARN MORE ABOUT GORE SKYFLEX AEROSPACE MATERIALS OR ORDER NOW
For more than 20 years, our materials have reliably protected commercial and defense aircraft structures, which is why leading OEMs continue to specify them. They’re approved for use on multiple aircraft and offered in an assortment of dry, lightweight FIP tapes and die-cut gaskets in various sizes to accommodate many applications.
For more information, contact a Gore representative today, who will work closely with you to help evaluate the parameters of your specific application and recommend the appropriate tape or gasket series. If you’re ready to order our materials, contact an authorized distributor today.
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