- Formulation Density: 2.0g/cm3
- Typical Application: low-pressure air spray of dip coating
- Storage: 6 months at 25 degrees Celsius
- UV & Ozone effects: No impact on AeroPel performance
AeroPel is a family of next-gen aerospace coatings that impart omniphobic (water- and oil-repelling) corrosion protection and high levels of superhydrophobicity and icephobicity.
Preventing corrosion consistently to keep aircraft flying safely is one of aviation's oldest and most complex challenges. While advancements have been made, multiple protective measures can still fail sequentially over time, allowing moisture to reach the metal and cause dangerous corrosion damage.
Here is an example of failing traditional Corrosion Inhibiting Compound (CIC), flaking away from the substrate due to its proximity to extreme conditions.
An example of fuselage skin & frame corrosion damage. Moisture sequentially penetrated CIC, primer, and chemical conversion.
Here, fuselage skin corrosion damage occurs as exhaust vent moisture sequentially penetrates organic-based topcoat, primer, and chemical conversion.
Contact angle of water with AeroPel is >160° in tests on glass, aluminum and copper alloys (compared with approx. 80° on untreated substrates)
Receding angle of water with AeroPel is >130° in tests on glass, aluminum and copper alloys (compared with approx. 60° on untreated substrates)
Roll off angle with AeroPel is <10° in tests on glass, aluminum and copper alloys
Ice adhesion strength with AeroPel is <10kPa, compared to uncoated aluminum ice adhesion which is >1200kPa.
AeroPel functions at a thickness of just 1.5mil post-curing and in a wide temperature range: -50 to 250 degrees Celsius.
Key technical properties of AeroPel coating
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