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PPG expands Semco line of sealant removal tools
NYSE listed and US based, PPG Industries has expanded the Semco line of sealant removal tools with ergonomically-designed scrapers that improve efficiency of aerospace sealant removal and reduce operator fatigue.
10 scrapers have been designed for use by hand for standard sealant removal as well as more difficult and specialty applications such as removal of sealant around fasteners, fillet seals and other hard-to-reach areas.
Semco packaging and application systems aid the aerospace industry with efficient, cost-effective and easy-to-use packaging for mixing, dispensing and applying chemicals and with these new scrapers, PPG has broadened its offerings for sealant and adhesives removal to provide a more complete resource.
Five tools are made of glass-filled nylon materials for more difficult operations, while five tools designed for standard sealant removal by hand are made of Celcon acetal copolymer (POM), which can help aircraft workers select the scraper that best meets their needs to make sealant removal easier.
According to PPG, the tools are designed for more rigorous operations and will last longer than those made with more traditional materials, as Celcon Pom is often preferred by aircraft manufacturers because it offers the end-user more control when removing sealant and will not scratch or score aluminum substrates.
The tools have a variety of widths from 1/4-inch to 3 1/2-inch with eight scrapers having straight ends, one having an angled end and one with a pointed-tip design, with an added benefit that these tools can be sharpened for continued use.
PPG Aerospace is the aerospace products and services business of PPG Industries. PPG Aerospace – PRC-DeSoto is the leading global producer of aerospace sealants, coatings, and packaging and application systems. (AR)