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Indestructible Paint achieves new approval from Safran Helicopter Engines

Indestructible Paint has announced further approval by one of the world’s leading helicopter engine manufacturers for its specialist coating products.

The move confirms the use by Safran Helicopter Engines, a Division of the Safran Group, of IPAL1041 diffusion coating to meet the company’s CT_00618 approval. The supply by Indestructible Paint is to both Safran Helicopter Engine’s main production plant in Bordes, France, and its global subcontracting network.

“This is an important achievement and builds on our long-standing relationship with the Safran Group over the last 20 years,” said Brian Norton, Indestructible Paint’s managing director. “It further reflects our belief in committing our research and development facilities towards working closely with customers to develop solutions to specific needs, and is the result of several years of testing undertaken jointly between our two companies.”

Indestructible Paint’s IPAL1041 coating is now authorised by Safran for use where resistance to high corrosion in sour gas atmospheres is required. Also approved to MSRR1041, the product is already proven for applications involving industrial gas turbines, and this latest step signals its further suitability in the aerospace sector.

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