24 June 2008
24 June 2008
Henkel’s new film adhesive, Hysol PL 7000, an epoxy film adhesive, is designed to perform well even with pre-cured laminates that have been exposed to high humidity environments prior to secondary bonding.
Additionally, Hysol PL 7000 is qualified to Boeing’s BMS 5-154 composite film adhesive specification and is used on a number of Boeing 787 bonding applications.
“Henkel is dedicated to finding solutions to the composite bonding challenges that our OEM customers face,” said Lyndon Smith, vice president, aerospace North America, Henkel. “Hysol PL 7000 is another innovative product resulting from Henkel’s commitment to our customers and innovation in aerospace applications.”
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