Aircraft Maintenance Technology

OCT 2018

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SHERWIN-WILLIAMS NEW COLOR PROGRAM ENABLES USERS TO USE MORE COLORS MORE WAYS Aerospace Coatings Selectors add Additional 33% Exterior and 293% Interior Colors Sherwin-Williams Aerospace is introducing its most comprehensive color selection program to design specifiers and paint shops in the aviation marketplace. The new Exterior and Interior Color Selector books and fan deck sets provide more colors – especially effect options, selectors with larger chip sizes (some as much as 50 percent), and improved chip quality with higher gloss. The new color system delivers more color choices in a simplifi ed format with solid, metallic and mica colors all together. The exterior selector tools feature 333 colors, and the interior version features 107 – almost three times more than the previous interior selector. Each of the exterior topcoat colors are available as a single stage (monocoat) in one of several Sherwin-William systems, or as a basecoat- clearcoat within the popular SKYscapes® systems. The interior selector also shows options for solid colors, effects and textures. FEATURING LEGACY AND MANY NEW COLORS "Our new color selection system was designed to provide the most impact and assistance for the leading aircraft OEM and MRO aircraft paint applicators and scheme designers," says Julie Voisin, Global Marketing Manager, Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings. "We now offer one of the industry's most extensive, focused coatings selections for the plane exterior and aircraft cabin. The new color selection tools not only offer some of our popular, legacy colors, but we also included exciting new colors and effects to the collection." The new Aerospace Color Fan Deck Sets feature large samples of solid and effect selections. This provides users the opportunity to view colors in large format and to easily compare colors side by side. EXTENSIVE COLOR EVALUATION The team at Sherwin-Williams conducted a meticulous evaluation process to develop a resource capable of meeting the aspirations of designers. By reviewing each individual color and examining which colors were most frequently used in the market place, the team established a strong initial field of potential colors. Several OEM and MRO designers were called upon to offer opinions and rank individual colors. "We examined evolving color trends, compared color ranges within the existing and proposed palettes, and considered different effects before taking our panels through review sessions where colors were thoroughly compared and ranked until we came up with what we feel is among the finest color collections within the industry," says Voisin. The new color tools will be displayed at 2018 NBAA's booth #4863. SEE US AT NBAA-BACE BOOTH 4863 JetFlex® SUPERIOR INTERIOR CABIN COATINGS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings JetFlex® and Polane® L interior coatings products offer outstanding durability, texture and appearance. They are easy to apply, quick drying, and ideal when quick color blending and delivery is needed. Designed to meet FAR/JAR 25.853 regulations for burn, smoke and heat release, they're the only coating product to be qualified to Boeing's BMS 10-83, Type II, Type III and V.

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