Advances in Protective Coatings and Their Application to Ageing Aircraft
DEFENCE EVALUATION AND RESEARCH AGENCY FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)
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Significant improvements have been achieved in the performance of coatings used in the corrosion protection of military and civil aircraft during the last thirty years. Research into aircraft paints, for example, has resulted in coatings with increased adhesion, fluid resistance and greater flexibility. New methods of paint stripping and novel processes for the repair of pre-treatments and metal coatings are being developed which will lead to reductions in the cost of corrosion maintenance and improved levels of protection. The paper reviews recent developments in aerospace coatings and considers their application in ameliorating some of the corrosion problems associated with ageing aircraft.
- Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
- Properties of Metals and Alloys