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UAV Fuel Bladders

UAV Fuel Bladders
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UAV Fuel Bladders

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UAV Fuel Bladders

The UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) is a vital cog in the machinery of the US Armed Forces operations. These uncrewed vehicles enable unprecedented access to reconnaissance, communications, and other applications without risking the lives of personnel. UAV use in the military has expanded rapidly over the last several years and due to advances in cloud computing services, multi-sensor data fusion for navigation, and artificial intelligence, the growth of UAV use in the US military projects positively into the future.

Military UAVs require high-end fuel bladders that provide proper mechanical resistance and fuel-tightness to withstand the rigors of military operations. Their long, high-altitude journeys require flexible containers that won’t fail, tear, break, or rupture when optimal performance is an absolute necessity. Having produced fuel bladders for major UAV manufacturers over 20 years, VTI provides fuel bladders that aren’t just “good enough” — they’re the best they can possibly be because they absolutely have to be the best.

VTI uses materials specially formulated for jet fuels and are lighter in weight than anything you’d get from the competition. The fuel bladder hardware (like access hatches and port fittings) is either welded directly to the film using VTI’s proprietary bonding process, or it may be over-molded onto the fittings and then RF-welded.

The US government trusts us with their products, imagine what we can do for you.

Certifications

Vinyl Technology, Inc. complies with standards required by the US government and Department of Defense that include the Berry Amendment, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), STANAG 4671 and MIL-STD-6396.

VTI’s Quality System is currently certified to AS9100D. Since 2014, VTI has implemented Lean-Six Sigma methodologies to improve operations.

What You Get with VTI

  • On-Time Delivery
    We have a 99.8% rate of delivering products on time. VTI is a reliable supply chain partner that understands the critical need of delivering quality products accurately, reliably, and on-time.
  • Experience
    Vinyl Technology Inc. is the leading manufacturer for RF welded film and sewn textile products and has been around for 40 years. Our products are used for critical applications by hospitals and medical facilities, aerospace organizations such as NASA, and government and defense contractors. If you are an industrial corporation looking for a high-performance solution with a reliable partner, then we may be a good fit for you.
  • High Quality, Best Value
    With a top RF heat-sealing company like VTI, you’re getting only exactly what you pay for. Because we produce only what you designed, there isn’t a single weld out of spec or unexpected. That translates to a lower cost per unit than something you’d typically buy off the shelf. VTI is ISO 9100:2015, AS9100D Certified and Berry Compliant (when requested).
  • High Volume, Quick Production
    Our experienced engineering team can work with you on taking your blueprints from conception stage to production. Our manufacturing facilities are designed for high-volume production runs to help you scale your costs. If you are interested in starting a project, contact us today.
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Materials

PVC/Vinyl
Polyethylene
Polyurethane
CPE
EVA
TPU
Mil-Spec Materials
Polyurethane Coated Fabrics
Vinyl Coated Fabrics

Industry

  • Defense
  • Aerospace

Expertise

  • Engineering & Design
  • Quality Assurance and Reliability Testing
  • Dielectric Sealing
  • Bonding