NuSil Technology LLC, Carpinteria, CA, has received a 2009 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Co. issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance.
This year, Boeing recognized 486 suppliers who achieved either a Gold or Silver
level Boeing Performance Excellence Award. NuSil Technology is among 358
suppliers to receive the Silver level of recognition. NuSil Technology
maintained a minimum Silver composite performance rating for each month of the
12-month performance period, from Oct. 1, 2008, to Sept. 30, 2009.
“NuSil Technology is honored
to receive this award,” said Stephanie Supina, marketing director. “As a
materials supplier, we strive to meet the demands of our customers and feel the
award speaks to our long-term commitment to the aerospace industry.”
NuSil Technology supplies
silicone adhesives and coatings to Boeing for various programs. The aerospace
industry has used silicone adhesives and coatings for more than five decades
because of their ability to retain elasticity and low modulus over a broad
temperature range. These properties provide excellent utility in space, where spacecraft
are repeatedly exposed to extreme temperatures.
The National Aeronautics
& Space Administration (NASA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) require
materials to be tested per ASTM E595 prior to use in space. The materials must
meet the specifications outlined in NASA SP-R-0022A and ESA PSS-014-702, with a
maximum total mass loss (TML) of 1% and collected volatile condensable materials
(CVCM) of less than 0.1%. NuSil Controlled Volatility (CV) materials meet or
exceed the < 1% TML and < 0.1% CVCM requirements. In addition, NuSil’s Ultra
materials exceed the current ASTM E 595 by an order of magnitude, < 0.1% TML
and < 0.01% CVCM.
For more information, visitwww.nusil.com.