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Self-Leveling Green®, TufStuff™, Thixoflex®® Orange and Thixoflex® Gray and Thixoflex® Black are Av-DEC's® injectable sealants that provide for easy access for repair long after the original application of the product. SelfLeveling Green® and TufStuff™ are two component polyurethane materials designed for use as sealants whereas Thixoflex® orange and gray are two component urethane materials designed as sealants.

The injectable materials provide a high level of tack to most substrates that provide a moisture barrier, corrosion protection, and improved reliability, repair and scrap. Easy installation of the products is capable due to the low viscosity and cohesive properties of the product that assure proper sealing with 100% surface contact. Easy removal is also a key feature of these Av-DEC® products, which leads to a reduction in return-to-service time, troubleshooting time, labor cost and the amount of time aircraft must remain in the hanger for maintenance.

Along with the tapes and gaskets, there is no residue left behind after removal of the product which eliminates the need for solvents, and scraping as well as issues associated with paint adhesion. Traditionally, moisture-retaining products were needed around connectors, but with Av-DEC® products that need is eliminated creating a positive moisture barrier and easy removal from the connector.


Self-Leveling Green®

Av-DEC's® two component polyurethane material is designed for use as a watertight, flexible sealant. The low viscosity allows for easy application where self-leveling is desired. The system demonstrates excellent adhesion to itself and allows for easy removal when necessary. This product is commonly used at the antenna connector base, in seat tracks, and wet areas; under lavs, galleys and cargo bays, in electrical connector backshells, on nutplates and to fill in gaps and voids. More Info


Thixoflex® Orange & Thixoflex® Gray

Av-DEC's® two component urethane material is designed for use as a watertight, thixotropic, flexible sealant. The flexible nature of this system provides for easy access for repair long after the original application. The thixotropic properties of the sealant allow it to be used on vertical or overhead applications without dripping or sagging. The system demonstrates excellent adhesion to itself for repair, and provides a high degree of environmental protection with maximum sealing. Common uses are in filling gaps and voids, recessed screw heads and vertical/overhead applications. More Info


Thixoflex® Black

Thixoflex Black® is a two‐component polyurea material designed for use as a durable, watertight sealant. The high viscosity allows for easy application where vertical and overhead application is desirable. The system demonstrates excellent adhesion to itself (cohesion) and allows for easy removal when necessary. Similar to TG8498 and TG2010, with increased bonding strength and improved UV resistance, as well as a quicker gel time across a wide temperature range. Thixoflex Black® is intended to be used as a fast‐curing perimeter sealant, gap sealant or faying surface.

 


TufStuff™

Av-DEC's® two component polyurethane material is designed for use as a weather-tight, self-leveling, rigid sealant. The rigid nature of this system provides potential abrasion resistance where minor traffic is expected (i.e. cargo bay tie down areas). The system demonstrates excellent adhesion to itself after repair or inspection and provides a high degree of environmental protection with maximum sealing. The common uses are in the cargo bay tie down areas and behind chemical toilet areas to cover Self-Leveling Green®. More Info

total seal

The TripleSeal® Antenna Solution is Av-DEC's recommendation for the best way to achieve a complete and total seal between an aircraft antenna and the surface of the aircraft. This process is achieved when three different Av-DEC® products are combined in conjunction of each other to form the TripleSeal®. The Hi-TAK® Polyurethane Conductive Gasket makes a seal between the antenna and aircraft interface, StretchSeal® is used to wrap the coaxial connector for sealing, and Self-Leveling Green® is placed at the connector-to-antenna interface to provide ample sealant.

HI-TAK® Conductive Specialty Gaskets

Av-DEC's pre-cured polyurethane conductive specialty materials were developed to meet the customer needs and requirements of the application. They are also designed for use as an environmental sealant while providing a low electrical resistance path. The flexible nature of this system provides for easy access for inspection or repair long after the original application. The system demonstrates excellent cohesion after installation, and provides a high degree of environmental protection, while still allowing for easy removal. The information pictured and listed in this brochure is just a sampling of products available. Please contact us with your specific needs.

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Av-DEC’s® kits are custom combinations of Av-DEC® polyurethane sealing materials for cold application on existing electrical connectors and harnesses for moisture sealing protection. The materials are available for Military, Commercial, and Corporate aircraft  in over 50 kits. Contact us to see if we have an existing kit for your application.