Overview

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.

  • 700 Series: Offers the best combination of material properties for most environmental sealing applications, like access panels and leading edges.
  • 200 Series: Great for sealing applications that require gap filling greater than 1 mm (0.04 in), like composite fay surfaces and floorboards.
  • 110 Series: Our ribbed tape is ideal for applications with big gaps and/or very low compressive forces, like access panels and floorboards.
Gore's 110 Series aircraft windshield tape.

 

This aircraft and helicopter sealant 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.

Gore’s 700 Series tape.

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 oils and deicing fluids. But, it also provides excellent protection against vibration, abrasion and chafing.

Gore’s 730 Series tape.

This aircraft fuel tank sealant 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’s 720 Series high-heat gasket tape.

 

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.

  • 700 Series: This high-temp gasket tape offers the best combination of material properties for most applications and great for applications with high compressive forces. They excel at protecting aircraft structures from high vibration or repeated access, like wing-to-body fairings and access panels.
  • 500 Series: Ideal for applications that require gaskets over 482.6 mm (19 in.) or gaps greater than 1 mm (0.04 in). They’re ideal for protecting access panels and wing-to-body fairings.
Gore’s 500 Series airplane tape.

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.

  • 700 Series: Excels at protecting aircraft structures from high vibration or repeated access, like helicopter panels and wing-to-body fairings.
  • 500 Series: Ideal for applications that require gaskets over 482.6 mm (19 in.) or gaps greater than 1 mm (0.04 in).
Gore’s 700 Series gasket.

For applications exposed to jet fuel and other mechanical forces, these gaskets excel at sealing and protecting aircraft surfaces.

  • 720 Series: Designed precisely for areas with direct and repeated exposure to fuels and related oils. It performs best on access panels and other fay surfaces subjected to continuous exposure to fuels or engine oils. This gasket also durably protects aircraft structures from vibration, abrasion, corrosion and chafing.
  • 520 Series: Ideal for applications that require gaskets over 457.2 (18 in.) with continuous exposure to fuels or engine oils.
Gore’s 720 Series gasket tape. Gore’s 520 Series gasket tape.

 

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.

 

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.

Applications

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
  • fairings
  • 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.

Safety Information

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.

If you have any questions about safety information while using our materials in your specific application, contact a Gore representative today.

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Watch these animated videos and more on YouTube demonstrating the performance of our tapes and gaskets and how to install them on aircraft structures.

More Information

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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