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November 2004
Aluminum lightning strike grid

Alcore Inc. (Edgewood, Md., U.S.A., a subsidiary of M.C. Gill, El Monte, Calif., U.S.A.) announces new PAA Strikegrid 1145 Continuous Expanded Aluminum Foil (CEAF), designed to protect aircraft from lightning strikes. Developed for use in fuselages and other external aircraft structures constructed from composite

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Posted on: 11/1/2004
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Alcore Inc. (Edgewood, Md., U.S.A., a subsidiary of M.C. Gill, El Monte, Calif., U.S.A.) announces new PAA Strikegrid 1145 Continuous Expanded Aluminum Foil (CEAF), designed to protect aircraft from lightning strikes. Developed for use in fuselages and other external aircraft structures constructed from composite materials, the new aluminum foil product is phosphoric-acid anodized and coated with a proprietary coating. The company expects the foil to be the aircraft industry's highest-performing lightning strike dissipation material, outperforming all other ductile materials, especially in the area of adhesion to facesheets and/or surfacing materials.

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