Icon Polymer Group (Wichita KS) has introduced a new lighter weight material for aircraft seals. Offering weight reductions when compared with standard silicone rubber materials, ICONlite low specific gravity silicone maintains the unique mechanical and chemical properties which make silicone rubber well suited to aerodynamic aircraft seals.
Icon Polymer’s own research estimates a total fuel savings in the region of $5 million in one application, based on the use of ICONlite seals creating a 240 kg weight savings on an aircraft flying for a total of 700,000 hours, with a cost per gallon of $3.09 for kerosene type jet fuel.
For more information, visit www.iconpolymer.com.
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