Avoiding contamination during composite repair

Heating specialist HEATCON Composite Systems has entered into an agreement with Cornerstone Research Group (CRG) to license the latter’s repair protection products for manufacture and distribution.

CRG’s Deployable Isolation Repair Technology (DIRT Bag) can be used during composite repair to provide contamination and environmental control during the repair process, the company said. During damage removal, it can keep contaminants from entering the surrounding environment and can be used with HEPA vacuum systems. The DIRT Bag can also be used during the repair layup or curing process to keep outside contaminants from entering the repair area and can be used with environmental control units providing temperature and humidity controlled air to the enclosed area.  

According to HEATCON, the product is used by both military and commercial aircraft repair organizations and is listed in Boeing structural repair manuals and the F-35 General Use Consumables List (GUCL).

This story uses material from HEATCON, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.