Wi-Fi can follow you even up in the sky thanks to Saint-Gobain high-performance products.
Through Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, the Group provides a wide range of high-performance plastics specially designed for the aeronautical market and able to withstand extreme temperatures: bearings, cable sheaths, seals and foams, plastic structures for passenger seats, plastic release film for molding composites, etc. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics also supplies aircraft radomes often made from Quartzel fiber produced by Saint-Gobain Quartz.
Radomes are domes made from composite materials that protect meteorological radar and satellite communication system antennas. Thanks to Saint-Gobain radomes, passengers can now surf the Internet and watch live television during their flight. Additionally, for more than 50 years, Saint-Gobain Sully has been manufacturing high-technology windows for the aeronautical industry. In particular, it manufactures cockpit windows in Solidion® glass for commercial aircraftairliners, private jets and helicopters, as well as windshields and acrylic canopies for fighter jets.
Saint-Gobain ADFORS manufactures Vetrotex glassfiber, used for composite parts in aircraft providing them with impact and fire resistance properties. Lastly, Saint-Gobain Abrasives coated and bonded abrasives are used for aircraft turbine fans and cowlings. Saint-Gobain Ceramic Materials manufactures ceramic powders and ingots for high thermal resistance coatings. These innovative coatings are used by the main aircraft engine manufacturers as thermal barriers to protect essential components in hot parts of the engine.
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