Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings

AfterGlo photoluminescent paint

A new, "glow-in-the-dark" safety coating system is now available for the first time in the civilian aviation market. AfterGlo Photoluminescent Paint Kit AG110, a photoluminescent coating system, makes the tips of aircraft propeller blades and helicopter main and tail rotors visible in dark and low-light operations, increasing the awareness and safety of nearby personnel in hangars, airstrips, helipads and repair facilities. The coating system was developed under a U.S. Naval Air Systems Command contract as a joint development between Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings and Defense Holdings Inc. (DHi) for use on aircraft on Naval carriers. The AfterGlo coating system is applied to the tips of aircraft propeller blades, helicopter main and tail rotors, and other rotating objects to allow personnel to avoid injury by inadvertently coming into contact with them in low light situations. Components with the AfterGlo coating "charge" in the sunlight and deliver, in the dark, a steady, eight-hour glow that's visible from up to 40 feet. The three-part system also provides excellent hardness and impact resistance. It is typically applied using a HVLP gravity feed gun. DHi developed the special photoluminescent pigment for the three-part coating system, while Sherwin-Williams Aerospace developed the paint process and manufactured the product. The system includes a white polyurethane basecoat, followed by the photoluminescent (PL) layer topped with a clearcoat. The coating system is designed for improved visual acuity of stationary and rotating objects in night and low-light operations.For more information visit www.swaerospace.com or call (888) 888-5593.

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