(Cary, NC – May 15, 2012) — LORD Corporation — a supplier of motion control and adhesive solutions— has announced that Seth Carruthers, Ph.D., Lead Staff Engineer, Chemical Engineering, will be presenting at the 2012 Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) convention.
The presentation will be held Wednesday, May 23 at 3:50 PM, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. The presentation is titled “LORD UltraConductive Materials for Lightning Strike Protection of Composite Aircraft.”
LORD UltraConductive Film and Coatings offer equivalent lightning strike protection to conventional expanded metal foils at half of the weight. This non-nano, epoxy polymer, is available as a spray-on-tool primer or surfacing film – improving manufacturability and enabling automation. No expanded metal foil is needed—significantly reducing reliance on sandable surfacing primers and paint required covering up expanded foil’s poor surface finish. In addition, LORD UltraConductive provides exceptional EMI protection.
“LORD UltraConductive Film and Coatings protect composites at half the weight and enable OEMs to improve throughput,” said Carruthers. “OEM evaluations are uncovering savings in part fabrication costs and long term cost of ownership compared to the conventional use of expanded metal foil.”
Carruthers is leading the multi-disciplinary technical team focused on commercializing LORD UltraConductive films and coatings. Carruthers holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and has been working in the field of conductive polymeric materials for 10 years.
For more information on LORD UltraConductive Coating for Lightning Strike Protection, visit our website at www.lord.com, call +1 877 ASK LORD or visit Booth #1253. To register for SAMPE 2012, visit https://register.rcsreg.com/r2/sampe2012/expo/top.html.
With global reach and extensive technical capabilities, LORD has the ability to work on complex formulations, balancing contradictory property and process requirements to deliver the solutions that meet customer and market demands. LORD builds on its more than 85 year history with a track record of successful long-term partnerships with technology leaders in industries ranging from aerospace to automotive, electronics to industrial heavy equipment.
Founded in 1924, LORD Corporation is a privately-held company that designs, manufactures and markets mechanical devices and electromechanical systems to control vibration, motion and noise; formulates, produces and sells general purpose and specialty adhesives, coatings and electronic materials; and develops products and systems utilizing magnetically responsive technologies. With global headquarters in Cary, N.C., and sales in excess of $789MM, LORD has manufacturing facilities in eight countries and more than 90 sales and support centers. LORD Corporation employs more than 2,800 worldwide. Visit www.lord.com for more information.