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How Does Sealathane Work

Sealathane is a completely unique product in the marketplace. Most self sealing coatings consist of multiple layers of rubber polymers that encase a layer that will react when it comes in contact with hydrocarbon fluids such as gasoline and diesel fuel. As the bullet penetrates the layers of the fuel cell and fuel begins to leak out the reaction process occurs. Full swelling can often take up to 5 minutes, at which point significant amounts of fuel have been lost.

Sealathane's proprietary technology does not require the multiple layer approach or the reaction with fuel in order to seal damage caused by a projectile. Sealathane can be applied via a rotocasting process to the inside of a standard HDPE fuel tank to make the tank self sealing. The thickness of the sealathane layer is dependant upon the threat level protection required. Sealathane is resistant to fuels and will not lose its effectiveness after coming in contact with the tank fuel.

As the bullet penetrates the fuel cell, Sealathane immediately reacts to the damage and begins the self sealing process through a self catalyzing mechanism. Sealathane rapidly seals and plugs entrance and exit holes that are left by the projectile. Sealing occurs anywhere from instantaneously to no longer than one minute depending on the size and speed of the projectile.