GKN currently employs 280 people at its transparencies
facility in Bedfordshire in the UK.
PPG expects the new S-406 inner and S-220 outer coatings will offer F-16 jet operators canopy transparencies
with greater durability and affordability," Wright said.
In addition, Xerox RE-View Transparencies
include other environmentally sensitive characteristics.
Sierracin's military aerospace transparencies
business, particularly its advanced composite products for the fighter jet industry, will enhance our offering to this key industry.
The electrochromic transparencies
will allow passengers to adjust the amount of light transmitted to five different levels from dark to clear, with a manual override for use by the flight crew.
PPG has begun preliminary design of the transparencies
for the A400M, which will have two main windshields and four other cockpit windows.
PPG Aerospace will continue to work closely with Boeing on the design, development and manufacture of transparencies
for its aircraft, whether those transparencies
are installed on the airframe production line or by airlines as replacements," Morris said.
PRC-DeSoto, a global supplier of aerospace coatings and sealants, was acquired by PPG Industries in 1999 and joins PPG's aircraft transparencies
business in marketing its products and services under the PPG Aerospace banner.
Our ability to work with Huntsville engineers allows us to draw on PPG's experience developed on such designs as those for the transparencies
on the early F-111 and A-10 military aircraft," Silva said.
It has always been our goal, for all PPG transparencies
, to develop the best designs and to use the best manufacturing processes in order for our parts to provide the best service life in the marketplace," Mang said.
PPG Industries' aerospace transparencies
business, based in Huntsville, has been selected by Fairchild Dornier to design, manufacture and support the cockpit and passenger-cabin windows for its 728JET and derivative 928JET family of regional airliners.
With its transparency adapter, the OneTouch 8820 is ideally suited for home or small office users who want to scan slides, negatives and transparencies
up to 5 by 7 inches, as well as traditional photographic prints.