Miami, Florida -- PPG Industries' presented its new aircraft windshield for the Airbus A320 family at the MRO Americas aviation event in Florida this week.
The new technology is designed to improve field performance, cut maintenance downtime and reduce the environmental impact of aging and removed windshields, PPG's aerospace devision said.
The company used a proprietary PR-2060 polyurethane sealant in the windshield, which it claims has a "low moisture-vapour-transmission rate" compared with other materials previously used in such applications.
The product also uses S-123 urethane to bond the outboard and middle-glass plies in place of a urethane-vinyl-urethane sandwich. PPG Aerospace said, this material has "superior ability" to maintain elasticity at low temperatures and a high resistance to moisture damage.