SAMLESBURY, England, June 15 (UPI) -- PPG Industries says its new sealant caps have enabled British company BAE Systems to reduce process time on its production of Typhoon avionics racks.
BAE, a company working as part of the Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft contractor consortium, has invested in PPG Industries' new custom sealant caps used to seal fasteners on avionics racks for Typhoon aircraft.
PPG Industries says its sealant caps are designed to reduce BAE's waste, process and application time. According to a news release, the custom sealant caps have "earned the BAE Systems-PPG Aerospace team a BAE Systems 2008 Bronze Chairman's Award for productivity."
"The PPG seal caps cost more to purchase than the wet sealant we used previously, but this is more than covered by the advantages they bring in improving operator productivity and reducing cycle time," Tim Meakin, avionics racks department team leader at BAE Systems' airframe engineering and manufacturing site in Samlesbury, England, said in a statement.