Test Method Background and Study Timeline ASTM International, formerly the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is an internationally recognized organization that develops and publishes product and testing standards. ASTM G21 is a qualitative test method designed to assess the ability of synthetic materials to resist fungal attack. The method is typically conducted over a 28-day period where treated
Airfield pavement deicing and anti-icing are essential activities to maintain safe winter operations of the aviation industry. Airfield pavement deicing products (PDPs) traditionally consisting of urea or glycols have become less popular due to environmental impacts. The New PDPs have emerged as alternatives that often contain Potassium Formate (KF) or Potassium Acetate (KAc) as freezing point depressant.
Laboratory glassware is required by pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, research labs, quality control sites and testing facilities. When lab glass breaks it causes damage from small cuts to serious health risks. To mitigate risks and increase safety, a layer of liquid plastic or powdered plastic is usually applied to the outer surface.
Aerospace components and aircraft are individually identified by part markings applied by ink (by pen and inkjet printers) and by fixed labels and plates. It is essential that the identification remains legible through the life of the equipment and is not removed by service fluids or environmental conditions. Nycote products provide the perfect transparent protective coating and are approved by
Aircraft structures contain numerous electrical bonding points. These are used to ground static electricity from non-metallic components such as radomes, provide an earth path for lightning strikes, and a current return path for electricity.* They’re essential for electrical safety and must be preserved in good condition.