Conductive electro coatings

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 December 1999

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(1999), "Conductive electro coatings", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 71 No. 6. https://doi.org/10.1108/aeat.1999.12771fad.012

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 1999, MCB UP Limited


Conductive electro coatings

Keywords LVH Coatings, Paints, Aircraft, Electricity

Lectrobase is reported to be a new electrophoretic paint that provides an electrically conductive surface, allowing second or even third coats of electro paint to be applied, one on top of another. Recently launched by LVH Coatings Ltd, it is already said to be bringing technical and economic benefits to a number of users by enabling the electrophoretic process to be used for each stage of multi-coat systems.

The product, having aroused considerable interest in US military aviation circles, is currently being tested for an unspecified purpose in this connection. Perhaps more significant is the further development work being carried out on the product, by LVH, to meet special requirements for stealth aircraft.

Available in a range of colours, it is believed that the product can be used on any suitable conductive surface, including carbon composites, or plated plastics, as well as metal.

Lectrobase is cured at the normal cycle of 160°C for 20 minutes before applying the next coat. Application voltage is stepped up with each coat.

Details available from LVH Coatings Ltd. Tel +44 (0)1675 466888, Fax: +44 (0) l675 466260; E-mail: lvh@dial.pipex.com