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PPG to supply sealant for Gulfstreams

 - October 13, 2010, 10:08 AM

PPG Aerospace (Booth No. 4053) Total Service Solutions Group has signed a multi-year contract with Savannah, Ga.-based Gulfstream to provide comprehensive chemical support for the airframer’s G450, G550 and G650 programs. The group provides customers with a modular approach for customized chemical management.

Based in Sylmar, Calif., the PPG Industries subsidiary will provide chemical purchasing, ware­housing and just-in-time de­livery of products such as premixed frozen sealant, as well as quality control documentation, inventory management and environmental data collection and reporting. “We will take over responsibility for life-cycle management of chemicals, enabling Gulfstream to reduce its related system costs significantly,” said Will Wenck, an account manger with PPG’s Application Support Center (ASC) in Kennesaw, Ga. “With less time and effort needed to manage and report chemical use, Gulfstream can focus on the business of building, selling and supporting airplanes.” 

A crucial component in that process is the steady supply of sealant, which has a wide variety of aerospace applications including fuel tank sealing, corrosion inhibition, aerodynamic smoothing, electrical insulation, windshield/canopy sealing, priming and topcoating.