Kimberly-Clark introduces wipes for aviation industry

The wiping products meet the specific standards and needs of the industry

To address the specific needs of the aviation industry, Kimberly-Clark Professional is introducing a line of aviation-certified wiping solutions that meet the requirements of Aerospace Material Specification (AMS) 3819C (Aerospace industry requirement) and Boeing Material Specification (BMS) 15-5F (Boeing).

Kimtech Wipes for aviation are engineered to perform in all areas of original equipment manufacture (OEM) and maintenance repair operations (MRO) — including paint surface prep, engine maintenance and general-purpose cleaning. These application-driven solutions are designed to deliver superior cleaning, improve operational efficiencies, reduce turn-around time, and maximise productivity, while meeting the precision standards of the aviation industry.

The wipes are available in four categories: Abrasive, Surface Preparation, Cleaning and a Wet Wipe System. The products also feature an alpha-numeric, performance-tier identification system with visual cues that make it easier for technicians to identify the right product for the task. The new aviation-certified wiping solutions include:

• Kimtech A2 Aviation Abrasive Surface Preparation Wipes — designed for abrasive aviation surfaces, these durable wipes are ideal for use on riveted metal surfaces. They reduce the risk of contamination even when used on rough surfaces and can be used for pre-cleaning, degreasing, solvent wiping and excess sealant removal.

• Kimtech P2 and P3 Aviation Surface Preparation Wipes — made from an advanced material that enables optimum linting and extractable control. They are highly absorbent and are said to deliver excellent cost-in-use for critical wiping tasks.

• Kimtech C2, C3 and C4 Aviation Cleaning Wipes — easy-to-use, Lean manufacturing cleaning solution for general wiping needs. Said to be a lower-cost alternative to reusable rags, these wipes are for overall general cleaning, post-paint stripping and wiping, water-rinse drying, solvent wiping, excess sealant removal, oil and grease cleaning, and tool wiping.

• Kimtech W Aviation Wet Wipe System — this air-tight, sealed system is said to reduce waste and improve performance by offering more controlled dispensing of disposable, pre-saturated wipes. The technology offers many benefits over bucket or decanter systems, including reductions in solvent loss from evaporation, reduced waste from wipes drying out, and reduced worker exposure to Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). The product comes with a guarantee of 20% reduction in solvent usage.

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