Innovation of the month
Loctite EA 9845 LC Aero with lightning strike protection
The increased use of composites in aerospace engineering is coupled with a demand for high-quality surface finishes on the associated parts. Loctite EA 9845 LC Aero is an epoxy-based surfacing film for composites that contains a lightweight conductive foil. It was developed to improve the surface quality of honeycomb-cored composite parts while protecting it from lightning strike damage.
The product reduces surface imperfections, offers a 30 percent weight saving compared to current surfacing films, and minimizes the pre-paint preparation requirement. In addition, the expanded conductive foil maximizes protection against lightning strike. The new product also simplifies repairs to damage caused by lightning.