ADDEV Materials Broadens Its Offering of Custom Solutions By Acquiring Both Andpak and Zip-Chem® in the US
Written on 10/15/2019
ADDEV Materials is delighted to announce the acquisition of two US Companies, Andpak and Zip-Chem®. Andpak, specializing in custom packaging of chemicals for the aeronautics industry and Zip-Chem®, which formulates and manufactures surface preparation products, corrosion inhibitors, lubricants, and avionics cleaners. These acquisitions are a clear signal of the group’s vision of growth in the North American and European aviation sectors.
“Zip-Chem® product lines are ranging from surface preparation products and adhesion promoters AP-1 under the Sur-Prep® brand; specialty coolants under the Accu-Cool® brand along with specialty lubricants under Aero-Lube™; short and long term corrosion inhibiting compounds under the Cor-Ban® brand; inclusive of aircraft appearance products for interior and exterior application under the Calla® brand. Being now part of ADDEV Materials is a great opportunity to expand our products’ sales toward Europe” points out Chuck Pottier, President of Zip-Chem®.
“The acquisition of Andpak and Zip-Chem® is the highpoint of 2019, which has been pivotal for ADDEV Materials’ vision with regard to the aviation industry after the integration of PEXA and PSG in the aviation paint and coatings business in UK, and the construction of a new industrial site dedicated to custom packaging in Toulouse, France.
Zip-Chem Certified To AS9100:2016 (REV D)
Written on 9/20/2017
Zip-Chem Products Inc. Has been assessed by Orion Registrar, Inc. USA who is accredited under the control of the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) sector scheme: Americas Aerospace Quality Group (AAQG) under the Aerospace Registration Management Program. There are currently 16,777 sites that are Rev C or expired and 735 sites that hold current certification to Rev D or 2016. So we are pleased to be ahead of the curve. The certification audit was performed in accordance with AS9104/1:2012 and found to be in compliance with the following Quality Standards: AS9100:2016 (REV D) based on ISO 9001:2015 Formulator, Manufacturer and Packager of Chemicals Serving the Aerospace, Electronic and Consumer Industry
Sur-Prep® AP-1 Eliminates Scuff Sanding
Written 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 65°F and 90°F 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.
GE Approves Cor-Ban® 27L for Use on Dowty Propellers
Written 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.
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