Performance: gas tight up to 700mbar, highly abrasion resistant, high vertical strength.
Diving suits (dry and semi-dry suits)
Tents, flexible covers
Protective clothing for leisure, safety and industrial applications (gas and chemical protection)
Flexible containers for electronic instruments, documents, machines and apparatus for storage and transport
Inflatable objects, jumping castles, advertising balloons etc.
Bags and backpacks for daily use and outdoor activities such as cycling, biking, sailing, hiking, climbing
…and various others.
The technical principle:
The TIZIP SuperSeal is made from a strong plastic coil zipper on a high strength fabric. Every coil half is safely embedded and secured in a plastic profile. When the TIZIP SuperSeal is closed the sealing lips above and below the coil are compressed making a perfect seal. The entire plastic profile is highly abrasion resistant. The unique design prevents the slider from wearing down the sealing lips when the zipper is opened or closed.
The physical design of the TIZIP SuperSeal increases the seal strength when the pressure is raised or when cross tension is applied. Both actions lead to an increased mechanical pressure on the top sealing lip.
Length20 - 5.000 cm
Chain width11 mm
Cross tension300 N/cm
For the sealing function the TIZIP SuperSeal requires a fairly strong pull of the slider. Please allow a slightly higher pulling force as compared to regular zippers. The handy toggle allows comfortable operation. A wet surface or lubricant on the outer flanges of the sealing profile greatly reduces the pulling force.
The TIZIP SuperSeal´s performance in terms of strength and durability is outstanding. It can take weight, it is abrasion resistant and it will survive short term sharp bending and twisting without separating. When closed, the TIZIP SuperSeal has a crossbreaking strength of minimum 300 N/cm.
Storage and transportation:
For storage, long- and short term and during transportation we recommend to leave the zipper chain closed. The closed chain protects the sealing lips and makes them more resistant to bending.
High humidity and temperatures over room temperature must be avoided!
Before and after long term storage and prior to using please open the chain completely, relubricate chain tips and docking end seal and operate the slider a few times over the full length.
Prior to installation in a product, no lubricant is applied to the TIZIPs. However, lubrication is essential to maintain the ease of operation and proper coupling of the chain. After installation into a product, manufacturers are requested to lubricate the TIZIP all along the chain tips, and to operate the slider the full length of the chain, in both directions, at least 5 times. Acid free, grease or oil lubricants may be used.
Initial lubrication and operation is essential for the full strength of the seal!
The TIZIP SuperSeal is pressure tested with 700 mbar air pressure, applied to the front surface including the end stops. The slider engages positively into the docking end. Heavy bending may cause leakage. Please try to avoid!
The sealing function of the TIZIP SuperSeal is tested by fastening the zipper in a straight rectangular frame, 3cm wide, face down. Compressed air is applied to the front side of the zipper and water poured over the back until it is submersed. To pass the test no air bubbles may occur for a period of 20 seconds. Random testing is performed during the production of every batch.
However, in the event the TIZIP is overstressed during closing, the chain may stay separated. In this case, simply move the slider back, reduce the cross tension, then reclose the zipper.
The TIZIP will not be damaged by this procedure. If the zipper has opened all the way down into the bottom stop, the first min. 2cm have to be closed by hand before the slider is pulled back.
The TIZIP SuperSeal is highly resistant to damage caused by dirt or sand. However if dirt or sand are present, the zipper should be cleaned with soap and water. Dirt particles can affect the sealing function if they get caught between the chain profiles.
If the TIZIP SuperSeal closure is used to protect life or sensitive material, the sealing function and cleanliness of the chain area should be double checked prior to every usage.
Resistance and Variants:
Oil and Petrolvery good
Hydrolysis (normal temperature)good
Hydrolysis (extreme temperatures and humidity)sufficient
Temperature range-30°C to 80°C
Light acids and alkalis (normal temperature)good
Tizip SuperSeal 90 cm is available with different characteristics. Buy it at scubastore and benefit from all the advantages. In addition, Tizip SuperSeal 90 cm has the official guarantee of the brand Tizip. Also, you can complement your order with other product from our Suits catalogue and Accessories category.