Henkel (Dusseldorf, Germany), a provider of structural paste and film adhesive solutions for the aerospace OEM and MRO markets, will highlight its adhesive solutions and mold releases. One of the key products showcased will be trademarked LOCTITE 9845 Aero epoxy-based surfacing films for composites which contain lightweight conductive foils to offer honeycomb-cored composites enhanced protection against lightning strike. This out-of-autoclave-capable product enables a weight savings of 30%, while producing high quality finished parts. Henkel offers composite repair solutions to simplify repairs to damage caused by lightning, providing solutions across the aerospace life cycle. Henkel will present a technical paper on fast-cure liquid shim materials for structural bonding with long-term durability and fatigue resistance. For more information, please visit henkel-adhesives.com/aerospace.
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