SLIDE-OUT SEAL

Flip ‘N Seal Slide-Out Seal­ing System® 

Today’s recre­ation­al vehi­cles offer a sig­nif­i­cant amount of fea­tures and ameni­ties as many con­sumers seek the out­door camp­ing expe­ri­ence but want the same com­fort as at home. One way in which a recre­ation­al vehi­cle can cre­ate more inte­ri­or space is the “slide-out system”. 

While the “Slide-Out Sys­tem” deliv­ers an out­stand­ing solu­tion to max­i­mize inte­ri­or RV space, pro­tect­ing the inte­ri­or space from the out­side ele­ments cre­ates a sig­nif­i­cant design engi­neer­ing chal­lenge. The seal­ing sys­tem plays a sig­nif­i­cant role in cre­at­ing a water­tight inte­ri­or, min­i­miz­ing tem­per­a­ture intru­sions while deliv­er­ing dura­bil­i­ty under dynam­ic and sta­t­ic load­ing con­di­tions over a wide range of temperatures. 

 

By work­ing close­ly with RV man­u­fac­tur­ers in rapid­ly expand­ing the use of Jaeger Unitek Seal­ing Solu­tions Patent­ed Flip ‘N Seal Slide-Out Seal­ing Sys­tem®, togeth­er, we have met the com­plex appli­ca­tion demands with Slide-Out seal­ing require­ments. The results are a water­tight seal, a one-part seal­ing solu­tion vs. a two-piece design, low­er instal­la­tion costs dur­ing seal prepa­ra­tion and instal­la­tion, and the elim­i­na­tion of reduced war­ran­ty claims. For con­sumers, this trans­lates into the grow­ing use of RV slide-outs to cre­ate more inte­ri­or space, pro­tec­tion from the out­door ele­ments, sat­is­fac­tion and enjoy­ment in the great outdoors.

Poly­mer selection 

Under­stand­ing and select­ing the best engi­neered poly­mers to achieve mul­ti­ple func­tions with­in one extrud­ed com­po­nent are crit­i­cal to ensure long live and appli­ca­tion func­tion. The first poly­mer selec­tion is one designed to pro­vide a high mod­u­lus (stiff­ness), com­bined with elon­ga­tion char­ac­ter­is­tics to deliv­er sta­bil­i­ty and dura­bil­i­ty of the seal­ing system. 

 

The sec­ond poly­mer is for­mu­lat­ed to achieve a low durom­e­ter to pro­vide out­stand­ing seal­ing prop­er­ties by deliv­er­ing the abil­i­ty to with­stand the demands of slide-out room cycling in over wide tem­per­a­ture con­di­tions. The com­bi­na­tion of select­ing two high per­for­mance poly­mers pro­vides RV engi­neers with the same poly­mer­ic seal­ing tech­nol­o­gy uti­lized by the most advanced glob­al auto­mo­tive companies.

The advan­tages of Flip ‘N Seal® include: 

Flip ‘N Seal® in use as: 

Mate­ri­als

We use ther­mo­plas­tic elas­tomers with and with­out pres­sure and strength car­ri­ers – as follows:

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