Press Release – 16th July 2014 News for Farnborough 2014
PM Research Inc. is the World’s leading independent producer of aircraft erosion protection products. These products include 3 dimensional polyurethane film masks or “boots” used to cover aircraft radomes, aerials, lights and other structures which suffer from premature failure caused by rain and solid particle erosion. They also include flat tapes used for the same purpose on wing leading edges. The products are approved for aerospace application and widely specified by aerospace manufacturers and operators around the World.
As a specialist supplier of aerospace surface coatings, UK aerospace materials distributor Pexa has worked with PM Research products for many years. On highly erosion prone areas such as noses and radomes, PM Research products significantly increase in-service time before erosion damage requires repair or replacement. With positioning of spare radomes at a premium, erosion damage can be a very expensive type of failure for operators and if not attended to quickly can cause further degradation due to moisture ingress and potential reduction in radar transparency.
Following on from Pexa’s successful relationship with PM Research, the companies have decided to work together more closely and PM Research has appointed Pexa as its exclusive distributor for the UK, Ireland, France and Spain and with the brief to distribute the products elsewhere in Europe. Pexa will keep a working stock of radomes, masks and tapes at its UK depot and will minimise the cost of shipping from PM Research’s factory near New York. From stock Pexa will offer a rapid delivery service throughout Europe and will provide product technical support to customers.
Pexa’s Managing Director Jim Rowbotham said – “We have enjoyed working with PM Research for many years and this next step is a natural development of that relationship. Radome masks go hand in hand with paint systems and we are the leading distributor of aerospace coatings in the region so this is a natural match”.
Matthew Vossler of PM Research said “After many great years of working with Pexa we are very much looking forward to partnering with them in this next business endeavour. We feel together we can provide customers in this region of the world with lower costs, faster shipments, and excellent service and support.”