Calling it a “breakthrough technology,” PPG Coatings (Hall 2B F94) arrives at the Paris Air Show on the heels of unveiling its Solaron Blue Protection (SBP), an aircraft window coating capable of blocking 99 percent of UVA and UVB radiation, as well as more than 50 percent of High-Energy Visible (HEV) light, according to the U.S. company. Incorporated into PPG’s windows during manufacture, the technology can be applied to both cabin and cockpit windows.
UV radiation exposure increases about 11 percent every 3,000 feet of altitude gain, the company said. “At flight altitudes for jet aircraft, the radiation threat is approximately three times the exposure at sea levels,” said PPG global director, aerospace transparencies Brent Wright.
SBP offers “comprehensive protection in the most threatening part of the UV and blue light portions of the light spectrum,” he continued, providing the enhanced protection for those onboard “with no sacrifice to their outside view.”
The technology is on display this week at PPG’s Paris Air Show exhibit (Hall 2b, Stand F94), as well as on the flight deck of the Airbus A321LR at static display C4.