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New Airbus Paint Approvals for South West Metal Finishing

New Airbus Paint Approvals for South West Metal Finishing

Sharing in Growth beneficiary South West Metal Finishing (SWMF) has been awarded a number of new Airbus approvals for painting.

This will allow the Exeter-based special processing firm to create a central source for Non-Destructive Testing, TSA (Tartaric Sulphuric Anodising) of aluminium alloys for corrosion protection and paint pre-treatment and structural paint finishes for Airbus parts.

The new approvals are:

Structural Paints

AIPS/AIPI 05-02-009 Application of structural paints

ABP4-1123 Application of corrosion inhibiting primer

ABP4-2130 Application of flexible finish paint to an internal surface

Said business development manager Oliver Tuckett: “This is an exciting opportunity for South West Metal Finishing to work with the Airbus supply chain and develop new customer relationships. Further approvals for Airbus are in process, details of which will be released as these approvals are confirmed.”

SWMF also holds these associated specifications:

Surface Treatment

AIPS 02-01-003 Tartaric Sulphuric Anodising of aluminium alloys for corrosion protection and paint pre-treatment

ABP 1-5057 Conversion Coating of Aluminium

AIPS 02-05-001 Chemical Conversion Coating

NDT

ABP 6-5229  Testing by magnetic particle flaw detection

ABP 6-5230 Testing by penetrant flaw detection

AITM 6-1001 Penetrant Inspection