PPG to Acquire Global Coatings Manufacturer Whitford Worldwide
PPG is acquiring Whitford Worldwide, which specializes in manufacturing low-friction, wear-resistant coatings for industrial applications in automotive, aerospace, energy and construction products. Whitford also makes nonstick coatings for cookware, bakeware and small electric appliances such as toaster ovens, griddles, fry pans and irons. Whitford employs more than 700 people and operates 10 manufacturing facilities.
Anodizing for pre-prep bonding bridges the gap between the metallic and composite worlds, as it provides a superior surface in many applications on aluminum components for bonding to these composites.
The following anodizing process overviews are provided as a means of introduction to aerospace anodizing
This system improves buffability and extends service life.