ANAHEIM, CALIF. - Dexter Corp.'s Aerospace Materi-als Division of Pittsburg, Calif., has placed a new medium density, low-exo-therm syntactic film on several upcoming core-filling applications for Boeing Co. aircraft. ``SynSpand closed-cell ex-panding syntactic films open a new de-sign tool for engineers,'' Michael Cichon, program manager, said in an interview at Dexter's SAMPE show exhibit in Anaheim.
``On a strength-to-weight basis, SynSpand offers equivalent compressive strengths to syntactic pastes at half the density.''
After qualification, Boe-ing Wichita selected Syn-Spand X9899CF for 737-700 outer nacelle acoustic and trailing edge panels, and track fairing, and for 737-700 and new-build 777 nacelle blocker doors. Pri-marily, the film fills honeycomb core edges to prevent moisture ingression, and reinforces the honeycomb. Core fill thicknesses range from one-half to 3 inches. Typical cured density is 18-35 pounds per cubic foot.
In other show-related news, the division issued a Windows-based catalog of Hysol-brand product information en route to placing the data on a worldwide web site in late 1996.
The disk has a searchable spreadsheet and database with printable data sheets for stock and standard items. The catalog on disk is integrated with Dexter's automated fax system.