PPG Aerospace introduces aircraft windshield hump seal repair kits

Date: 9 March 2012
Source: http://www.ppg.com
Kits designed for repairing exterior moisture seals on the line or in the hangarHUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 7, 2012 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) aerospace transparencies group has created kits for repairing commercial aircraft windshield moisture seals, which are also called hump seals, during maintenance checks in the hangar or overnight on the line.

Regularly maintaining exterior windshield hump seals can extend the windshield’s service life,” said Aaron Anderson, PPG Aerospace global segment manager, repair services, transparencies. “These kits are easy to use and include all materials needed to complete a repair on an installed windshield.”

Seven types of kits have been created for repairing windshield moisture seals on various commercial aircraft. The kits come in easy-to-carry boxes and contain chromate-free PR-1425CF windshield sealant and PR-1861 adhesion promoter by PPG Aerospace. Also included is a hump seal forming tool that will ensure that the repaired seal has the same shape as the original moisture seal.

PPG Aerospace Hump Seal Repair Kits are available through PPG’s global network of application support centers, which are listed on the PPG Aerospace website at www.ppgaerospace.com. Anderson said PPG plans to introduce kits for windshields on general-aviation aircraft later this year.

PPG Aerospace is the aerospace products and services business of PPG Industries. PPG Aerospace – Transparencies is the world’s largest supplier of aircraft windshields, windows and canopies. PPG Aerospace – PRC-DeSoto is the leading global producer and distributor of aerospace coatings, sealants, and packaging and application systems.


PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 60 countries around the world. Sales in 2011 were $14.9 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

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