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Sur-Prep AP-1 eliminates scuff sanding on 6/16/2011

Sur Prep AP-1 is an adhesion promoter that can be used in the place of scuff sanding between coats of paint. It helps to re-activate the surface of the paint for subsequent coats to be applied. It can also be used for enhancing the adhesion of paint used for stenciling to topcoats. Sur-Prep AP-1 is sprayed as a thin, wet film using standard paint application methods such as HVLP guns, air assisted airless spray guns, and electrostatic spray equipment. Coverage is typically 600 to 1000 ft2/gal (15 to 25 m2/l) and fly away weight is typically less than 0.2 lb/1000 ft2 (1 kg/1000 m2). When applied, the promoter forms a fine, whitish-gray powder and is easily detectible as it reduces the 60° surface gloss of the topcoat from 90 to below 10. The resulting gloss and color of the paint is not affected by Sur-Prep AP-1. Sur-Prep AP-1 should be applied when application temperatures are between 65F and 90F and the relative humidity is less than 70%. Sur-Prep AP-1: 1) Eliminates ergonomic injuries associated with mechanical abrasion 2) Reactivates more uniformly than scuff sanding 3) Eliminates sanding dust which can be environmental hazard 4) Reduces flow time 5) Improves durability of paint 6) Adds minimal weight (<1 kg/1000 m2) to the painted surface 7) Sharpens paint edges 8) Sprays easily for large area applications 9) Is available in aerosol form for small area applications. Sur-Prep AP-1 has been used on commercial aircraft since 2008.

Zip-Chem Products Announces Successful Aerospace Manufacturing Certification to AS9100 Rev B, and ISO 9001:2008, to include Engineering and Design on 11/1/2010

Morgan Hill, Calif. – Zip-Chem Products, a formulator, manufacturer and packager of chemicals serving the Aerospace, Electronic and Consumer industries. as well as integrated supply chain services, today announced successful certification for Zip-Chem Products to AS9100 Rev B, the quality management system specific to the aerospace industry. AS9100 certification is a strategic milestone for Zip-Chem showcasing our comprehensive quality management system that enables us to deliver world-class quality products and services to our customers. We are very proud to add aerospace quality assurance certification to our growing list of manufacturing quality compliance standards globally. Chuck Pottier, President for Zip-Chem Products advised, “Competitive pressures are driving defense and aerospace contractors to take a fresh look at how their resources are deployed. Many are turning to global companies like ours to manage non-core aspects of their operations, such as design, manufacturing, supply-chain management and point of use packaging.” Zip-Chem Products met the high requirements for AS9100 Certification by implementing a process approach that focuses on the needs of our customers by continually improving the effectiveness of our quality Management System while maintaining safety, customer focus, profitability and sustained growth.” "The goal of Zip-Chem’s approach is to improve business performance and enhance total customer satisfaction." First published in May 1997 by the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) as AS9000, the AS standard is currently known as AS9100, Rev B, and is recognized by all major aerospace OEMs. Based on ISO 9001:2008, but with nearly 100 additional requirements specific to aerospace, AS9100 provides suppliers with a comprehensive quality system focused on areas directly affecting product safety and reliability.
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GE Approves Cor-Ban 27L for Use on Dowty Propellers on 7/1/2009

GE's business Dowty Propellers supplies most of the modern generation turboprop engines. Dowty has approved Cor-Ban 27L per Dowty Propellers Process Specification PS5709 across all of their blade types. Any aircraft that maybe using the Dowty propellers may use the Cor-Ban 27L for maintenance of the propeller. Some of the aircraft using Dowty propellers are Bombardier Dash 8 series, Lockheed Martin C-130J, Alenia C-27, and the Saab 340. Cor-Ban 27L is approved for use in the assembly of the hub section of the propeller.

Statement from the US EPA regarding the swine flu: on 5/6/2009

US EPA Advisory “Ms. Michele Wingfield, Branch Chief, Product Science Branch of the US EPA Office of Pesticide Programs, Antimicrobial Division is recommending the use of any registered product with label claim against Influenza A. If your products have an Influenza A label claim, you can use against the current H1N1 strain. That being said, you cannot add "swine flu" to your label just because you have influenza A. The Administration is currently calling this strain 2009-H1N1 flu instead of swine flu.” Calla 1452, Calla 7127, and Calla 1000 all have Influenza A claims.

Swine Flu Containment Information updated on 4/29/2009

Swine Flu Containment - Guidance published by the CDC on April 24, 2009 for swine flu infection control in healthcare settings advises that "disinfection strategies used during influenza seasons can be applied to the environmental management of swine influenza." Additional CDC guidance was published on April 25, 2009 for infection control in the home recommends keeping "surfaces… clean by wiping them down with a household disinfectant according to directions on the product label."
Zip-Chem Products offers disinfectants that are approved to AMS 1452 and AMS 1453 and are recognized by Boeing and Airbus.
EnviroTru 1453 is a multi-purpose, ready-to-use, effective limited disinfectant cleaner deodorizer for use on hard, non-porous, precleaned surfaces. EnviroTru™1453 has passed AMS 1453, AMS 1452A and Boeing D6-7127 specifications for non-corrosion and materials compatibility. EnviroTru™1453 also meets EPA Requirements for Toxicity Category IV.
Calla 7127 is sold in concentrate form and is called out in the Boeing instructions for Avian Flu - External Cleaning Procedure Following a Bird Strike. Calla 7127 is effective against the following viruses: Avian Influenza/Turkey/Wisconsin strain, Influenza A2/Japan strain, and Vaccinia virus.
Calla 1452 Neutral Disinfectant Cleaner concentrate is a phosphate-free, pH neutral formulation designed to provide effective cleaning, deodorizing, and disinfection. Calla 1452 meets the requirements of AMS 1452A, AMS 1453, and AMS 1530. Calla 1452 is effective against the following viruses: Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV-1, HIV-2, Influenza A2/Hong Kong strain, Pseudorabies, Rotavirus, and Vaccinia Virus.
Calla 1000 may be used as a disinfectant in airlines terminals, rest rooms, bathrooms, cafeterias, and airplanes. Calla 1000, at 2 ounces per gallon, is effective against 133 different items (see label for details).
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