PPG Starts Full Production of Advanced Material for Gulfstream G650 Windows

Farnborough Air Show » 2012
July 9, 2012, 7:33 PM

PPG Aerospace Transparencies group has started full-scale commercial production of its Opticor advanced transparency material at its Sylmar facility in Los Angeles. Opticor is being used for the outboard surface of the cabin windows for the soon-to-be-certified Gulfstream G650 corporate jet (a G650 window is on display on the company’s stand here at the show, at Hall 4 Stand B10).

PPG, the world’s largest supplier of aircraft windshields, windows and canopies, has increased its output capability for Opticor, according to Anthony Stone, PPG global director for new business development and innovations for transparencies. “Aircraft windows made of Opticor advanced transparency material are lightweight and resist crazing to maintain optical clarity,” said Stone. The proprietary, specialist plastic is laminated to stretched acrylic for increased stiffness, and is assembled with an inboard coated glass panel that is heated for antifogging. PPG’s windows are fabricated at its plant in Huntsville, Alabama.

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