Valence Surface Technologies Wins Multiple Space-Industry Approvals
The company will be offering special process services related to components that go into Earth’s orbit and beyond.
Valence Surface Technologies, an independent provider of aerospace product finishing services, has received several approvals specific to the space and aviation industries. The approvals include services for Northrop Grumman, Pratt & Whitney Canada and Cessna.
- Aluminum surface preparation (COPS 0003)
- Corrosion-inhibiting primer application (BR-127) (COPS 0010)
- Application of epoxy-based primers (PR5-37)
Pratt & Whitney Canada:
- Phosphoric acid anodize (PAA) (CPW 597)
- Clean room (CPW 249)
- Bond primer (CPW 486)
- Sulfuric acid anodize (CSFS020)
- Chem film (CSFS027)
- Cleaning (aqueous degreasing) (CSFS036)
- Cleaning (CSFS039 & CSFS044)
- Cleaning (aluminum) (CSFS045)
- Cleaning (stainless steel) (CSFS046).
Other new service approvals include Cytec (BR 127) adhesive bonding primer, and Aeroglaze (306, 307) at its Valence Garden Grove facility.
Valence Garden Grove operations (formerly known as Coastline Metal Finishing) serves a variety of industries that include microwave electronics, satellite, military and telecommunications. Garden Grove’s workforce on average has over 15 years of experience working with precision machined parts and is a well-known metal finisher in Southern California.
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