PPG Aerospace offers general-aviation aircraft windshield hump seal repair kits

Repairing exterior moisture seals with easy-to-use kits helps extend windshield life

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 29, 2012 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) aerospace transparencies group is introducing kits for repairing exterior moisture seals, or hump seals, of windshields on general-aviation aircraft during the National Business Aviation Association annual meeting and convention. A hump seal repair kit is on display at PPG Aerospace booth 908 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando Oct. 30 through Nov. 1.

The new hump seal repair kits are similar to ones PPG Aerospace launched earlier this year for use with windshields on commercial aircraft.

“These new kits provide general-aviation aircraft owners and operators everything they need to repair a seal to OEM specification on an installed windshield and extend service life,” said Aaron Anderson, PPG Aerospace global segment manager, transparencies repair services.

Wind, rain and sun exposure cause a windshield’s exterior moisture seal to degrade over time, Anderson said. Keeping the seal in good shape maintains protection against moisture ingress that can affect service life.

Seventeen types of kits have been created for repairing windshield moisture seals on various general-aviation aircraft, including Bombardier, Cessna, Gulfstream, Hawker Beechcraft, Piaggio and Pilatus airplanes. 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 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.

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.

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Contact:
Audrey Fujimoto
PPG Aerospace
818-741-1685
audrey.fujimoto@ppg.com

Jean Verlich
JV Communications
575-763-3997
jverlich@jvcommunications.com

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