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Case Studies2021-04-13T16:19:06+00:00

Case Study #9: Using Fiber-Reinforced Composites

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Industrial materials are facing a paradigm shift now that composites are replacing many metallic and ceramic materials. Although manufacturers prefer well-known metallics, industries, such as aerospace and automotive, require lighter weight options with high material performance capabilities, increased corrosion resistance, and increased load and fatigue capacity.

Case Study #8: Nygone Surface Coating Remover

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Aerospace industry protective coatings organic, inorganic, chemical conversion or metallic are the first line of defense against corrosion. Due to aging and the need to inspect the material under a coating, many of these coatings eventually require removal and reapplication. If the coating is improperly removed or removal damages the substrate/part, the results can be dangerous and costly.

Case Study #7: Outgassing in Space

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Materials exposed to the extreme space environment must tolerate temperatures, gravity, radiation and pressure that are completely different to those on Earth. Coating and paint manufacturers must produce products to encapsulate parts and surfaces and to remain stable without outgassing (the release of molecules from the paints and coatings that can migrate onto sensitive equipment). Applications requiring protective paints and

Case Study #6: Antimicrobial Finish on Surfaces

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ISO 22196: General Information The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies that develops international standards for the production and assessment of a variety of materials and processes. The ISO method 22196 is a quantitative test designed to assess the performance of antimicrobial finishes on hard, non-porous surfaces.

Case Study #5: Fungal Inoculation

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Test Method Background and Study Timeline ASTM International, formerly the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is an internationally recognized organization that develops and publishes product and testing standards. ASTM G21 is a qualitative test method designed to assess the ability of synthetic materials to resist fungal attack. The method is typically conducted over a 28-day period where treated

Case Study #4: How to Protect Aircraft Landing Gear from Runway Deicers

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Airfield pavement deicing and anti-icing are essential activities to maintain safe winter operations of the aviation industry. Airfield pavement deicing products (PDPs) traditionally consisting of urea or glycols have become less popular due to environmental impacts. The New PDPs have emerged as alternatives that often contain Potassium Formate (KF) or Potassium Acetate (KAc) as freezing point depressant.