01 September 2009
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Fast-curing epoxy used in seat repair

The arm supports of the seats in the Lufthansa CityLines aircraft have to be repaired on a regular basis due to the high stresses that they experience.

Since the company required a fast-curing epoxy that could be used to repair the seats in the aircraft with a minimum disruption to flights its maintenance department decided to bond damaged threaded collars out of anodised steel in to the epoxy-grp (glass-reinforced plastic) seat construction with Devcon five-minute epoxy FR, a two-component epoxy paste supplied by Techsil. This has resulted in excellent adhesion on both substrates - higher strength than the original parts, reports Techsil's sales director Andy Briars.

"Other benefits are perfect viscosity to bond the collar into the seat construction, short fixture times to get the products immediately back into use, and flame-retardant formulations that comply with the standards laid down in the aviation industry."

Techsil will be exhibiting at the Fastening & Assembly Solutions Show, National Motorcycle Museum, 23 October

Paul Gay


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