JEC World 2019 preview: Porcher Industries

Porcher Industries (Badinières, France), a specialist in technical textiles and thermoplastic composite solutions is emphasizing work it recently completed with Meggitt, a fabricator of high-performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defense and energy markets, to develop a new SATCOM radome.

Porcher Industries (Badinières, France), a specialist in technical textiles and thermoplastic composite solutions is emphasizing work it recently completed with Meggitt, a fabricator of high-performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defense and energy markets, to develop a new SATCOM radome. The new SATCOM radome will support the demand for enhanced 5G communication for in-flight connectivity.

Meggit challenged Porcher Industries to develop a composite material solution that would deliver high impact resistance and efficient processing while also providing the ability to tune the dielectric constant (Dk) for optimizing 5G air-to-ground transmission. Porcher Industries developed a bespoke glass reinforced thermoplastic material for the base structural component.

The key performance targets for the composite radome were low permittivity and low loss tangent at GHz frequencies while also satisfying cost-reduction and processing requirements. Porcher Industries’ BGF Industries site in Greensboro, N.C., U.S., supplied a glass-reinforced thermoplastic composite that provided Meggitt with additional benefits in manufacturing and end-of-life recycling.

The radome will be on display at the Porcher Industries stand, 6/M28.

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