Innovative and highly reliable aerospace propulsion solutions
Aircraft Engine Assembly Material
Henkel has been supplying high-quality adhesives, surface treatment products, and a complete electronic portfolio for aircraft engine assembly and maintenance operations. This extensive knowledge and technical know-how, combined with cutting-edge technology, provides comprehensive and highly reliable aerospace propulsion solutions.
Henkel is a leader in developing sustainable materials for the Aerospace industry. To find out more, download our REACH Sustainability publication.
Impregnated Peel Plies
Impregnated peel plies are commonly used to prepare cured composites prior to applying adhesives and creates a durable and uniform bonding surface. Using impregnated peel plies improves process efficiency and reduces maintenance costs while ensuring a consistent bonding surface.
Additional benefits include:
- Ease of removal
- Minimal residual polyester fibers on substrate after removal
- Thin residual resin layer
- Controlled failure / release path
- Optimized interfacial strength
- Promotes cohesive failure modes within the bondline
- Generates a more durable bonding surface than dry fabric
Surfacing and Lightning Strike Films
Surfacing and lightning strike films are designed to solve a number of concerns. The epoxy-based material work to improve the surface quality of honeycomb stiffened composite parts, provide a barrier for dissimilar materials, decrease surface preparation time, and protect structural fibers while also protecting your aircraft from damage caused by lightning strikes.
Our durable, high-quality paintable surface films also offer considerable weight savings of up to 30% compared to existing surfacing films while lowering the composite part finishing costs. With our LOCTITE® aerospace adhesive portfolio, you can be sure you are choosing the most technically advanced, lightweight solution.
For more information about our materials for aerospace propulsion materials, download the following PDFs.