Kopp Glass Releases First Article in Expert Perspective Series: Borosilicate Glass Continues to Outperform In Exterior Aircraft Lighting Applications

A new informative series will discuss emerging industry trends. In this first article, Kopp’s resident product development expert, Jim Forish – Director of Product Design, discusses how borosilicate glass lenses outperform other materials in exterior aircraft lighting applications and provide the lowest total cost of ownership to those who bear the maintenance burden.       Over the last several years there has been growing confusion about how and when glass lenses should be used in exterior aircraft lighting applications.

While weight reduction efforts save jet fuel, lightweight polymers require incessant, costly maintenance and replacement far more often than glass lenses in order to maintain proper light transmittance and ensure safety.

When it comes to exterior aircraft lenses, polymers are lighter weight than glass - but that is only one dimension of performance.

Kopp’s Expert Perspective article focuses on four key performance indicators: chemical decomposition, thermal stress, ultraviolet (UV) degradation and abrasion resistance. The costs associated with properly maintaining lighting systems that use polymer lenses is yet another dimension of performance that must also be considered.

Click here to read the article:  http://www.koppglass.com/solutions/aircraft-lighting.php

About Kopp Glass, Inc.

Since World War II, Kopp Glass has been the leading manufacturer of precision molded, borosilicate glass lenses for exterior aerospace lighting applications. Kopp’s technical expertise and close collaboration with leading aerospace lighting manufacturers has enabled them to develop cutting edge glass molding and engineering techniques that are responsive to the needs of the aerospace industry.


600450 Kopp Glass Releases First Article in Expert Perspective Series: Borosilicate Glass Continues to Outperform In Exterior Aircraft Lighting Applications glassonweb.com
Date: 11 July 2013
Source: Kopp Glass, Inc.

See more news about:

Others also read

The Education Center Erasmus MC Rotterdam has won the Rotterdam Architecture Award. From a shortlist of 25 entries, the jury has chosen the design of Claus & Kaan Architecten.
Tecglass is one of the leading companies that design and develop a range of innovative Digital Printers for the glass industry.
Dr Henry Snaith of the University of Oxford has been named as one of the ten people who have made the most difference in science during 2013 in recognition of his work on next generation solar power technology.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to GlassOnWeb visitors, friends, members and supporters.Thank you all so much for being a part of it!Warmest thoughts and the best wishes for Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with peace, love, joy and lasting happiness.
Jim Rawson, chairman of Epwin Group was awarded the Derek Bonnard Award for Excellence at the G13 Awards, held at the prestigious Park Lane Hilton, London on November 29th.
Coverings ETC’s Bio-Glass in “Topaz Blue” designed by Ofer Mizrahi was bestowed the Interior Innovation Award-Winner 2013, the prestigious international design award of the German Design Council.

Add new comment