The aeronautic and space industry make an extensive use of new and innovative materials in a low to medium volume of manufacturing, such as polymers, advanced composites, ceramics and metals. 

Advanced composite structures employing high performance fibers lead to lightweight, high strength and stiffness performance. Those innovative materials require dedicated material processing and surface treatments.

IONICS'expertise and experience in new material surface properties, coupled with R&D facilities and pilot scale capabilities, will help engineers designing new components for aeronautics and space in all stages of new product development.

Exemple of applications:

  • Adhesion improvement between fibers and matrix in high performance composites
  • Surface cleaning and activation before gluing, painting or varnishing
  • Sol-gel coatings for erosion resistant hydrophobic surfaces
  • Powder and fiber functionalization for lightweight metal composites