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PPG introduces lightweight battery-powered aerospace sealant dispensing tool

SEMCO 1250 applicator has ergonomic design, cordless, hoseless operation

PARIS AIR SHOW, June 15, 2017 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) has introduced a new battery-powered aerospace sealant dispensing tool that is easier to use than traditional manual and pneumatic applicators and dispenses at faster rates. The SEMCO® model 1250 sealant tool weighs less than three pounds and is ergonomically designed with cordless and hoseless operation, compared with a standard Semco 250A dispensing tool that weighs about two pounds and is typically tethered to a 10-foot hose.

The lightweight SEMCO® 1250 battery-powered aerospace sealant dispensing tool by PPG is easier to use than traditional manual and pneumatic applicators and dispenses at faster rates.

The new SEMCO® model 1250 battery-operated sealant dispensing tool by PPG includes two 10.8-volt lithium ion batteries, 2.5-ounce or 6-ounce retainer, a charge base and a charger cord.

According to Dillon Desai, PPG global market development manager for aerospace sealants and packaging, the Semco model 1250 is designed for application of sealants, adhesives, potting compounds and other materials packaged in Semco disposable cartridges or SEMKIT® packages that are used for multicomponent materials.
“The new Semco model 1250 dispensing tool does not have to be connected to a power source, making operation less cumbersome,” Desai said. “It operates on a 10.8-volt rechargeable lithium ion battery and can dispense up to 60 cartridges before the charge is exhausted. With its ergonomic design, it is easy to balance at the center. And a recoil effect reduces sealant drool after dispensing for cleaner operation with less waste.”
The battery takes about 60 minutes to fully recharge, he said.
Visit www.semcopackaging.com for more information about the new Semco model 1250 battery-operated sealant dispensing tool, which can be purchased through PPG’s aerospace application support centers that are listed on the website.
Paris Air Show visitors can see a Semco model 1250 battery-operated dispensing tool at the PPG display in Hall 2b at Stand C105. The International Paris Air Show is June 19-25 at Le Bourget.
PPG’s global aerospace business offers coatings, sealants, transparencies, packaging and application systems, and transparent armor, as well as chemical management and other services. For more information, visit www.ppgaerospace.com.
At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.8 billion in 2016. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

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