07 June 2002
07 June 2002
Keighley/Yorkshire based Aerovac Systems Ltd have introduced SM5170 - the latest addition to their family of sealant tapes.
Developed by Schnee Morehead Inc and exclusively distributed in Europe by Aerovac, SM5170 is a premium tape suitable for a wide range of applications and across a wide range of temperatures. The tape operates up to 232°c, strips cleanly when warm or cold, is easy to apply and, like all Aerovac sealant tapes, forms a vacuum tight seal that adheres excellently to nylon films and tool surfaces.
Its characteristics make it ideal for use in the aerospace industry, but SM5170 will also suit many other applications. The tape is light beige before cure turning a mustard colour when curing is completed.
Solvay has signed a ten-year agreement for the supply of composites and adhesives to be used across Bell's military and commercial rotorcraft programmes, including the Bell 429, 407, 505, 525, V-22, and UH-1.
SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV have officially opened the Fibre Placement Centre (FPC) at SGL's site in Meitingen, Germany. Compositence, BA Composites and the Chair for Carbon Composites at the Technical University of Munich have also joined the alliance, and Coriolis Group and Cevotec are planning to come on board as partners.
With the aim developing a broader platform for additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, the University of Exeter, UK, and Victrex, have formed a strategic partnership to introduce next-generation polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymers and composites while improving the performance of the underlying AM processes.