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PPG names Millikin global business director, aerospace sealants and packaging
PPG today announced that it has named Sam Millikin global platform business director for aerospace sealants and packaging and a member of PPG’s aerospace business leadership team. Millikin succeeds John Sands, who retired after a 32-year career.

PPG Central Europe aerospace center approved for Airbus sealants packaging
The Central Europe application support center (ASC) operated by PPG in Hamburg, Germany, has been approved by Airbus for repackaging aerospace sealants from bulk containers into customer-friendly point-of-use packages.

PPG video describes benefits of premixed and frozen sealant for aerospace uses
A new video by PPG describes the cost-saving, quality and efficiency benefits of premixed and frozen PRC® and PRO-SEAL™ aerospace sealants over mixing two-part sealants.

PPG introduces heavy-duty, high volume mixers for high viscosity chemicals
PPG has expanded its SEMCO® high volume automated mixer line with two new heavy-duty mixers for precision mixing of higher viscosity, multicomponent adhesives, sealants and other chemicals in SEMKIT® packages. The Semco model 1088HD mixer and Semco 1188HD mixer are equipped with robust motors to thoroughly mix high viscosity aerospace adhesives, while the Semco 1188HD mixer has added capability for use in potentially volatile and corrosive environments, like those encountered by aircraft carrier maintenance operations.

PPG video describes benefits of aerospace sealant caps for fuel tank fasteners
A new video by PPG describes the quality, time-saving and waste-reducing benefits of dome-sealing aircraft fuel tank fasteners with PRC® seal caps instead of extruded wet sealant. The PPG seal caps are formed and molded from PRC or PRO-SEAL™ aerospace sealant, and then cured to form a flexible rubber shell. The caps can also be supplied prefilled by PPG with the same sealant so they arrive at the customer’s site ready to dome-seal fasteners, eliminating all sealant mixing and tooling.

PPG chrome-free aerospace sealants receive NATO Stock Numbers by UK MoD
Chrome-free aerospace sealants by PPG have received NATO Stock Numbers (NSN) by the U.K. Ministry of Defence as a standardized supply material that simplifies ordering. Military personnel can now order PR-1425CF chrome-free polysulfide windshield and canopy sealant and PR-2870 non-chrome corrosion-inhibitive (NCCI) sealant by NSN (National Stock Numbers in the U.S.) without issuing new purchasing requests.

PPG launches innovative aerospace sealant injection tool for channel seals
PPG has launched an innovative high-pressure aerospace sealant injection tool that addresses the unique application requirements of channel sealing aircraft wings for prevention of fuel leaks during flight. The SEMCO® 1010 HP high-pressure injection tool has a pressure limiting mechanism, and it is certified for use in potentially volatile environments.

PPG receives PMA for Airbus A320 enhanced-design sliding cockpit windows
PPG has received Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) from the Federal Aviation Administration to sell its enhanced-design sliding cockpit window assemblies for the Airbus A320 Family directly to operators as aftermarket replacements. The assemblies’ clamped design provides operators flexibility in replacing the complete framed window assembly or only the window panel and reusing the frame.

PPG introduces lightweight battery-powered aerospace sealant dispensing tool
PPG has introduced a new battery-powered aerospace sealant dispensing tool that is easier to use than traditional manual and pneumatic applicators and dispenses at faster rates. The SEMCO® model 1250 sealant tool weighs less than three pounds and is ergonomically designed with cordless and hoseless operation, compared with a standard Semco 250A dispensing tool that weighs about two pounds and is typically tethered to a 10-foot hose.

PPG chrome-free corrosion-inhibiting aerospace sealant becomes new standard
Applications for a chrome-free corrosion-inhibiting aerospace sealant by PPG continue to grow as aircraft manufacturers and maintenance, repair and overhaul shops report the product surpasses their process and performance expectations. Available in all three classes, PRC® PR-2870 sealant is becoming the new standard by which other corrosion-inhibiting sealants are measured.

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