Aviation industry represents a small market segment in the global coatings
industry but it constitutes a highly demanding sector as aerospace coatings are
permanently under stress.
Compared to other industry, technical requirements of aerospace coatings are very
specific as coatings have to cope with extreme service conditions.
Aerospace coatings must be able to resist to the rapid changes of temperatures,
air pressure, and also to the different air turbulence. Whatever the flight conditions,
aerospace coatings need to provide excellent protection against:
Temperature fluctuations, Intense UV exposure at altitudes, Humid conditions, Chemicals attack (such as fuel,
hydraulic fluid, cleaning chemicals), Corrosion
In addition to the high requirements needed in aerospace coatings, films applied
should have a minimum thickness and weight in order to reduce energy costs. These
constitute extremely sensitive parameters.