Aviation


Clariant playing a leading role in supporting the coatings industry to phase out lead in paints

Ahead of the industry, in the mid-1980’s Clariant stopped the production of lead-based pigments. 
(Photo: Clariant)Last week marked the eighth International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, an initiative of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint, jointly led by the UN Environment Programme and the World Health Organization, intended to draw attention to the need for action on lead paints and other sources of lead exposure.

Anker, Devan & Shark Solutions develop world’s first flame retardant aviation carpet with recycled PVB based binder

© courtesy of Anker Anker, Devan and Shark Solutions teamed up to create the world’s first flame retardant aviation carpet using a recycled binder. Inspired by the knowledge and the needs of the aviation market, Anker motivated to achieve this new goal together. The PVB binder reuses laminated glass, from windshields and architectural/building glass, that otherwise would go to landfill.

Tests confirm new long-lasting surface coating for public spaces proven to kill COVID-19

A new durable anti-viral surface treatment from AFFIX labs has been scientifically proven to last for months on surfaces such as restaurant tables, school furniture and other public spaces while effectively killing the COVID-19 pathogen upon contact. Si-Quat by AFFIX Labs can be implemented onto any surface.
(Photo © 2020 by AFFIX Labs)Leading chemical binding expert AFFIX Labs has harnessed its global experience in disease prevention to create the first long-lasting surface treatment proven to kill the coronavirus (COVID-19). Now available in Europe and the UAE and launching in new global markets, the surface treatment, known as Si-Quat, combines a safe and well-established disinfectant with the lab’s proprietary chemical binding technique.

AFFIX Labs launches world’s first long-lasting surface treatment to kill the coronavirus

Si-Quat by AFFIX Labs is a versatile anti-viral surface treatment that has been scientifically proven to last for months on any surface or textile while effectively killing the COVID-19 pathogen upon contact. Si-Quat by AFFIX Labs can be implemented onto any surface. 
(Photo © 2020 by AFFIX Labs)Leading chemical binding expert AFFIX Labs has harnessed its global experience in disease prevention to create the first long-lasting surface treatment proven to kill COVID-19. Si-Quat combines a safe and well-established disinfectant and a proprietary chemical binding technique, so that the active ingredient can kill viruses, including SARS-COV-2. Testing at Portugal’s Biochemistry Institute at the University of Lisbon proves that Si-Quat effectively kills the COVID-19 pathogens that it comes into contact with.

GA-ASI completes first test flight with metal 3D-printed part

GA-ASI’s SkyGuardian RPA takes to the sky. 
(Photo: GA-ASI, GEADPR036)GE Additive AddWorks has been supporting GA-ASI’s strategy for scaling metal additive technology across its portfolio of RPA platforms.

US Air Force and GE’s collaboration on metal additive reaches first technology milestone with 3D printed sump cover for F110 engine

Additively manufactured, cobalt-chrome sump cover for F110 engine. Produced on a GE Additive Concept Laser M2 machine at the GE Additive Technology Center in Cincinnati, as part of collaboration with the US Air Force’s Rapid Sustainment Office (RSO). 
(Photo: GE Additive, GEADPR035)In mid-2019, GE Additive and GE Aviation approached the US Air Force to propose a metal additive collaboration program to address its specific sustainment, readiness and affordability needs.

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