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PPG launches enhanced battery-powered aerospace sealant dispensing tool

Product eliminates need for hoses, compressed-air supply

SYLMAR, Calif., July 13, 2018 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it has enhanced the PPG SEMCO® model 1250 battery-powered sealant dispensing tool for faster and more efficient operation. The tool has better dispensing control with variable dispensing speeds and eliminates the need for hoses and a compressed-air supply.
Introduced in 2017, the tool is designed for applying sealants, adhesives, potting compounds and other materials packaged in a variety of PPG Semco cartridges or PPG SEMKIT® packages that are used for multicomponent materials. It weighs less than three pounds and is ergonomically designed.
“PPG’s goal in enhancing the PPG Semco model 1250 battery-powered sealant dispensing tool was to exceed the performance of currently available pneumatic dispensers while eliminating the need to connect to an air supply like traditional pneumatic applicators,” said Abdul Halim Sayyed, PPG global market development specialist, aerospace packaging. “The dispenser’s functionality allows the operator to control dispensing more accurately. Post-dispensing sealant drool has been further reduced through several proprietary enhancements for less waste and cleaner operation.”
Nine variable dispensing speeds give the operator the ability to select the best dispensing rate for each unique task and varying sealant viscosities. A safety lock helps prevent sealant from being dispensed accidentally.
The dispensing tool comes with two batteries and can dispense approximately 60 cartridges on a fully charged battery. It includes retainers that hold 6-ounce and 2.5-ounce Semco cartridges.
“Customers have said they like the freedom and ease of use that the PPG Semco model 1250 battery-powered sealant dispensing tool provides because of its portability and light weight,” Sayyed said. “It offers them mobility for use in remote parts of the hangar, tarmac or maintenance areas. It also enables users to apply sealant and adhesives more smoothly in areas of the aircraft that are difficult to reach.”
Visit www.semcopackaging.com for more information about the enhanced PPG Semco model 1250 battery-powered sealant dispensing tool, which can be purchased through PPG’s aerospace application support centers at www.ppgaerospace.com/Locations/Where-to-Buy.aspx. To arrange for a free demonstration, please email semcoinfo@ppg.com.
A new two-minute video that describes the features and benefits of the PPG Semco model 1250 sealant dispensing tool is posted on the PPG aerospace website at www.ppgaerospace.com/About-Us/Media.aspx and on YouTube at youtu.be/zoORYU-L-hg.
Farnborough Airshow visitors can see a PPG Semco model 1250 battery-operated dispensing tool at the PPG display in Hall 1 at Stand 1165. The Farnborough International Airshow is July 16-22 in Farnborough, England.
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 135 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 2017. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

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Media Contacts:
Audrey Fujimoto
PPG, Aerospace
Jean Verlich
JV Communications