Adhesives Magazine

HENKEL: Surfacing Film

November 11, 2013

Loctite EA 9845 LC Aero is a new epoxy-based surfacing film for composites that reportedly offers enhanced protection against lightning strike. The film, which is based on the modified epoxy film adhesive Loctite EA 9845 SF Aero, can produce a high-quality finished part while also enabling a weight savings of 30%.

The increased use of composites in aerospace engineering is coupled with a demand for high-quality surface finishes on the associated parts. This new surfacing film for composites contains a lightweight conductive foil. It was developed to improve the surface quality of honeycomb-cored composite parts while providing protection from lightning strike damage.

For more information, visit www.henkel.com/aerospace.