Kolene Awarded Additional Aerospace Ordersadmin
Defying the area’s economic downturn, Kolene Corporation reported today it received more than $1.5 million in new equipment orders from aerospace companies. The orders include:
– Two automated systems for removing molybdenum disulfide lubricants from titanium fasteners used in military and commercial aircraft and other critical high performance applications. One system will be installed at Air Industries in California, and the second at CamCar Aerospace in Illinois. – A molten salt bath for installation at a new B.F. Goodrich facility under construction in Mexicali, Mexico. The new installation will remove oxides, scales, and lubricants from assorted titanium fuselage components.
– A replacement molten salt bath for descaling continuous high-nickel alloys. The new equipment, which incorporates the latest energy-saving burner technology, was ordered by Special Metals – a PCC company to replace a Kolene system installed 18 years ago. Special Metals produces trademarked alloys such as Inconel®, Incoloy®, Monel®, and other familiar high performance materials.
“With our worldwide reputation for proven metals descaling and cleaning technologies, we are benefiting from the on-going expansion programs of aviation and aeronautical companies. This year we expect to set new levels of business success in this demanding market,” said Kolene Chairman Roger L. Shoemaker. “Our thermochemical processes utilize specialized molten salts and custom-engineered equipment to efficiently remove scales and lubricants from the modern materials and alloys used in today’s aircraft.”
Shoemaker continued: “With increasing demand for rapid processing results and improved quality, we will be taking our Extreme Cleaning Technologies ‘on the road’ over the next several weeks to help American manufacturing meet these challenges. Kolene will be exhibiting in Indianapolis at Coating 2008 September 23 – 25 (thecoatingshow.com). On October 20-21, we will be in Dallas for the 12th World Congress on Investment Casting (www.investmentcasting.org/event_new.asp?ID=378), and the following week in Denver for the Department of Defense Maintenance Symposium and Exhibition October 27 – 30 (http://www.sae.org/events/dod/). These diverse venues show the broad applications that our technologies enjoy.”
Founded in 1939, Kolene Corporation pioneered molten salt processes for cleaning and treating metal surfaces. Through its facilities in Detroit and a network of licensees, the Company provides specialized process chemicals, custom-engineered equipment, technical support, and process know-how to industrial companies throughout the world.