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Why are many of the products offered by Seal Design new to the RV industry?
Like many industries, RV manufacturers are comfortable with the products they traditionally use and need to be convinced when something new comes along. Our goal has been to find better ways to guard against water intrusion and we have studied industries where leaks are of negligible concern today, such as the auto industry, to find products that can improve RVs. No one has gone out of their way to introduce these products into the RV industry, probably because the sales volume potential is so much higher in other industries. As part of Dicor Corporation, Seal Deign is focused on the RV industry and has made it a mission to bring these advanced sealants to RVs, We are starting to prove how effective they are, and importantly, how they benefit the production line, reduce human error in installation and don't significantly impact the cost of the RV. These are new products to the RV industry, but they are proven in the marketplace. Soon you should see them being used on many of the best RV brands available.
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Why is water intrusion still so high on the list of consumer concerns about RVs?
Basically, because RVs are still built the same way as they were 25 years ago, using the same sealants and manufacturing processes. RV manufacturers go to great lengths to seal their RVs but many of the products being used are not very forgiving when it comes to the application process. One big example is the putty tape seals used to seal most exterior RV fixtures (windows, etc.). This product works adequately if the window or extrusion is attached using the right pressure. However, it is far too easy and far too common to over-tighten the fixture, squeezing out the putty and compromising the seal. That's why we are introducing new technologies such as Seal-Tite hot melts that replace putty tapes. Seal-Tite can be applied with robots to get the exact correct amount without waste, and it will not squeeze out, even if over-tightened. It is thus the ideal material to help overcome some of the normal sealant installation issues in RVs.
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Some of Seal Design's new seal technologies require changes in our manufacturing process, how do I know that the changes will have a positive ROI?
Contact us and we can show you case studies relevant to your operation. Or we can perform a process analysis with ROI schedule based on your specific needs. Contact Greg Kelly 574.264.2699 gkelly@dicor.com. Each of our new technologies has been chosen for the RV industry specifically because they offer manufacturers production line benefits as well as improved quality for your customers. We welcome your call and look forward to showing you how our products will benefit your production process and your bottom line.
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As many of your products are new to the RV industry, how can I be sure they are appropriate for my company?
Each of our new technology products are the standard products used in other industries where higher standards are absolutely demanded. For instance, Seal-Tite™ hot melt sealant is used by most companies in the window manufacturing industry; closed cell spray insulating sealant like our Touch-n-Seal™ is used extensively in commercial construction and Perma-Fit™ TPV extrusions are the standard in the auto and trucking industries. These highly demanding industries use our technologies because they outperform other available product technologies. However, the only way you can be sure they are appropriate for your company is to have us help you with an analysis of your specific needs. We can prove to you…a) That our technologies will seal your RVs better than the products you are using today…b) That our products will either improve your manufacturing process, potentially saving you time and money in manufacturing or at the least will not change your process at all…c) Our products and/or application processes will save you money. For such an analysis contact Greg Kelly 574.264.2699 gkelly@dicor.com.
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How do Seal Designs' new technology products compare with the standard products we currently use in terms of cost?
You may expect that a more advanced, higher performing product will cost more than the products you currently use. However, this is not true. We have carefully evaluated each product in terms of straight forward unit pricing, or in terms of overall cost of product, installation, inventory control, wastage, etc. to make sure every Seal Design technology will ultimately save you money, and that is without taking into consideration your likely reduced warranty claims costs. Examples…a) Perma-Fit™ TPV extrusions are actually priced lower than the rubber extrusions used by every RV manufacturer, but will provide a far greater lifetime of sealing performance for your customers; b) Seal-Tite™ hot melt will replace dozens of SKUs in the plant, and almost eliminate waste; applied properly it will also reduce installation time dramatically, especially in high volume operations, all while providing extremely high sealing properties that are less likely to be compromised by human error in the production process; Touch-n-Seal™ insulation replaces fiberglass insulation at a lower cost, requires 95% less inventory space and provides exceptional sealing properties you can never get from fiberglass. However, the only way to really know how much our products can save your company will require our experts providing you an analysis based on your specific situation. For such an analysis contact Greg Kelly 574.264.2699 gkelly@dicor.com.
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Why should I consider using Seal Design as my seal supplier?
There are three bottom line reasons…1) Expertise in solving your problems. Keeping water out of RVs is one of the biggest problems the RV industry struggles to overcome. We bring you the knowledge to solve all your sealing problems, along with expertise in how RVs are built, allowing us to give you production line solutions as well. 2) Our products and the way they are applied will save you money. 3) We are the only seal company offering the highest performing technology sealants to the RV industry. They will improve your customers' satisfaction and reduce your warranty claims.
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How can I purchase Seal Design products?
We are sorry that at this time we do not have a distribution channel that allows RVers to purchase our products. We plan to change this when the time is right, so please check back later.
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What RV manufacturers are using your new technology seal products?
These technologies are new to the RV industry, although they have been used in other industries such as automobiles, commercial and residential construction, aerospace and others. It takes time to convince manufacturers to displace old products that have been the norm for decades and we are currently working with major manufacturers to incorporate these products into their products lines. Please check back soon and we can tell you which quality manufacturers are using these advanced technologies to help assure you a more leak-free RV experience.
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As many of your products are new to the RV industry, how can I be sure they will improve the RV I purchase?
Each of our new technology products are the standard products used in other industries where higher standards are absolutely demanded. For instance, Seal-Tite™ hot melt sealant is used by most companies in the window manufacturing industry; closed cell spray insulating sealant like our Touch-n-Seal™ is used extensively in commercial construction and Perma-Fit™ TPV extrusions are the standard in the auto and trucking industries. These highly demanding industries use our technologies because they outperform other available product technologies.
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