HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 7, 2012 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) aerospace transparencies group has created kits for repairing commercial aircraft windshield moisture seals, which are also called hump seals, during maintenance checks in the hangar or overnight on the line.
“Regularly maintaining exterior windshield hump seals can extend the windshield’s service life,” said Aaron Anderson, PPG Aerospace global segment manager, repair services, transparencies. “These kits are easy to use and include all materials needed to complete a repair on an installed windshield.”
Seven types of kits have been created for repairing windshield moisture seals on various commercial aircraft. The kits come in easy-to-carry boxes and contain chromate-free PR-1425CF windshield sealant and PR-1861 adhesion promoter by PPG Aerospace. Also included is a hump seal forming tool that will ensure the repaired seal has the same shape as the original moisture seal.
PPG Aerospace Hump Seal Repair Kits are available through PPG’s global network of application support centers, which are listed on the PPG Aerospace website at http://www.ppgaerospace.com/. Anderson said PPG plans to introduce kits for windshields on general-aviation aircraft later this year.
A kit is on display at the PPG Aerospace booth 628 during the Cygnus Aviation Expo through March 9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
PPG Aerospace is the aerospace products and services business of PPG Industries. PPG Aerospace – Transparencies is the world’s largest supplier of aircraft windshields, windows and canopies. PPG Aerospace – PRC-DeSoto is the leading global producer and distributor of aerospace coatings, sealants, and packaging and application systems.
A hump seal repair kit is on display at the PPG Aerospace booth 908 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando Oct. 30 through Nov. 1.
PPG returns as a sponsor for the third year and is expanding the number of skill tasks in its event from two to four because of the educational benefits provided.