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Engineered Materials (Dexmet Corporation) offers MicroGrid® precision expanded and perforated metal foils to manufacturers of composite materials for lightning strike protection and shielding. MicroGrid® products are designed for aerospace and wind power applications.

MicroGrid® is a thin, open-area material applied to the top adhesive layer of the composite and is capable of achieving the critical conductivity required to dissipate a destructive lightning strike, protecting the carbon fiber layer below.

Engineered Materials ultrathin meshes are essential for extending the life of carbon fiber composite aircraft, wind blades and their components. Engineered Materials MicroGrid® open-area products can also be incorporated into the composite for protection against EMI/RFI and ESD. To learn more click here.

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Address22 Barnes Industrial Park Road, Wallingford, CT 06492, U.S.A.
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Metals Aluminium, Copper, Foil (Precision expanded metal foils), Metal & Alloy Fabrications, Metal & Alloy Suppliers, Nickel

Client aircraft programs

Airbus A320 Analysis Foil: Expanded copper foil for lightning strike protection on trans cowl and fan cowl (320neo) Why is this obscured?
Airbus A330 Analysis Foil: Expanded copper foil for lightning strike protection on trans cowl, fan cowl, winglet and HTP (330neo)
Airbus A350 XWB Analysis Foil: Expanded copper foil for lighting strike protection on fuselage, wing and tail structures.
Airbus A400M Analysis Foil: Expanded copper foil for lightning strike protection on the wing covers & leading edge, VTP and HTP.

News and press releases

14/08/2019Press Release: PPG completes acquisition of specialty materials manufacturer Dexmet
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Association memberships SAMPE - U.S.A.
Parent company PPG Industries Inc. - U.S.A. (Acquired Aug 2019)

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