The aircraft industry raises the highest demands on coatings. They have to withstand not only ice, hail and sand storms, but also enormous temperature fluctuations. It is not uncommon for the temperature to fluctuate between minus 60 and plus 100 degrees Celsius. This causes enormous expansion of a fuselage and wings. Coatings are constantly exposed to UV rays and regularly affected by cleaning chemicals. Nevertheless, even the smallest cracks in the coating are not permitted. It must remain extremely resistant and at the same time extensible to protect aircraft skins from corrosion. With finer pigments and homogeneous particle distribution, up to 20% of the material can be saved in modern aerospace coatings. With an average coating weight of 650 kg (Airbus A380), about 130 kg can be saved. As a result, the aircraft is lighter, consumes less kerosene and produces less CO2.
For the development of high-quality aerospace coatings, VMA-Getzmann offers a particularly large and sophisticated range of DISPERMAT® dispersion and grinding devices. The desired fineness can be precisely achieved with these devices. With our production range, the results obtained in the laboratory can be transferred to the production scale.