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The information listed below is just a sampling of the Military approvals Av-DEC has obtained. If you have any questions regarding approvals please contact us at .
The surface shall be wiped with a clean, solvent (isopropyl alcohol or other approved cleaning solvent) dampened cloth, followed immediately by wiping with a clean dry cloth. Residue of previously applied adhesives, sealants, or fillet sealing materials shall also be removed. An appropriate chemical conversion coating may be applied to the aircraft skin surface and allowed to dry per manufacturer's instructions.
-65°C to 135°C (-85°F to 275°F)
Typically two weeks, ARO.
The gel is a pre-cured polyurethane formulation that is formulated to retain the soft and tacky physical properties throughout the service temperature of the product.
The shelf life for pre-cured products (tape and gaskets) is indefinite when stored in the original packaging and protected from UV exposure. The shelf life of injectable sealants is 6 months from the date of manufacture.
Yes, the polyurethane sealant is mixed and cured at our facility.
Any unused material should be mixed by dispensing through a mixing straw or injected into a small container and stirred by hand. Once the material has been mixed it may be disposed of in regular trash containers along with the cartridges.
Av-DEC recommends that if the antenna is removed the gasket be replaced to ensure the best environmental protection and electrical bonding performance. We realize that some circumstances will requires reuse of a gasket. Remove the antenna carefully to prevent bending the aluminum mesh. Install the new antenna and Av-DEC recommends replacing the gasket as soon as practical to ensure the best environmental protection and electrical bonding performance is maintained.
Injectable sealants are packaged in 50cc and 200cc cartridges. An extra mixing straw is included in all packages to allow the user to continue use if the sealant is allowed to gel in the mixing straw. The material must be used within 24 hours of opening the package.
Av-DEC does not recommend extending the shelf life of injectable products.
It depends... IF stored properly, this should not be an issue.
There are currently no Mil Specs that define our materials.
We currently do not have distributors. However, we do have representation in Asia, Europe and South America.
Yes, if Av-DEC material is required for the application.
All of our products are considered non-hazardous and can be shipped via air.
Yes, customers can buy factory direct. We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
Av-DEC warrants its Hi-Tak Polyurethane Tape's & Gaskets to be free from defects related to material and workmanship, and that such products meet applicable specifications within a period of 12 months from the ship date. Under this warranty, Av-DEC obligations shall be limited to replacement of any said product, or part of any product, provided that said product is returned to Av-DEC and determined by Av-DEC to be defective. This warranty shall not apply to any product, or part of any product that has been subjected to accident, negligence, misapplication, improper installation or abuse. This warranty shall be the only warranty of Av-DEC Hi-Tak Polyurethane Tape's & Gaskets and is in lieu of all other warranties either expressed or implied. Av-DEC shall not be liable for any indirect, consequential or special damages arising out of purchase, installation or use of any Av-DEC products.
Av-DEC's® pre-cured polyurethane antenna gasket has an aluminum carrier die cut to fit the antenna. It is also designed for use as an environmental sealant. 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 and antenna bonding. Currently, Av-DEC® produces over 1000 different antenna gasket footprints.
|Part Number Series||AGXXXXXX-YY|
|Frame (Mesh)||5056 Aluminum Alloy for conductive or fiberglass for non conductive|
|Thickness||Standard material before compression 55 mils.|
Custom thickness available at customers request
|Weight/Area||0.037 oz/in² (0.163 g/cm²)|
|Shelf Life||Indefinite (in original packaging)|
|Bonding Resistance||Meets MIL-B-5087B Class “R”,≤2.5mΩ|
|Water absorption (ASTM D-543)||<1 percent (168 hour immersion)|
|Propylene Glycol/Water absorption (ASTM D-543)||<1 percent (96 hour immersion)|
|Skydrol LD-4 absorption (ASTM D-543)||<10 percent (35 minute immersion)|
|Jet A absorption (ASTM D-543)||<10 percent (35 minute immersion)|
|Service Temperature Guide||-65ºC to 135ºC (-85ºF to 275ºF) Continuous|
|Reactivity to Polyethylene and Aluminum||None. (Product supplied fully cured)|
|Material Safety Data Sheet||SDS information can be requested at|