Aerospace & Aviation
Elasto Proxy is an AS9100D certified company that fabricates aviation seals and aircraft insulation. Our headquarters in Boisbriand, Quebec is just minutes from Montreal, one of the world’s top three aeronautics hubs. We also have facilities in Newmarket, Ontario and Simpsonville, South Carolina (USA). Today, Ontario’s aerospace industry is Canada’s second largest. Simpsonville is near Boeing in South Carolina, Airbus in Alabama, Gulfstream Aerospace in Georgia, and GE Aviation in North Carolina. D
As a growing, global company, Elasto Proxy monitors trends in both the civilian aircraft industry and in military markets. For over 25 years, we’ve used our technical design and custom fabrication expertise to solve sealing and insulation challenges in a variety of industries. Recently, a major defense contractor accepted our advice about hatch seals. Maintenance personnel don’t always have the rubber parts that they need in the field, and taped parts adhere reliably so that frequent replacements aren’t required.
By listening to the aerospace company’s needs and applying our application experience, Elasto Proxy won an award for taped parts. Using our compact taping machine, our Boisbriand facility can supply gaskets with either a heat-activated adhesive taping system (HATS) or a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA). Developed by 3M, HATS features strong stress-handling and weather-stripping capabilities, making it a sound choice for permanent sealing and outdoor applications. HATS high-bond tape takes 24 hours to fully-cure but provides the kind of adhesion and holding strength that aerospace companies require.
Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers to aircraft manufacturers can also benefit from our knowledge of aircraft rubber gasket materials. knowledge. For example, aerospace engineers may need to source materials that meet ABD 031, the Airbus standard for fire testing, flammability, smoke, and toxicity (FST). Boeing also maintains its own fire testing standards: BSS 7238 for smoke density, and BSS 7239 for toxicity. Elasto Proxy can help with compound selection, and then design and custom-fabricate fireproof rubber products such as seals, gaskets, and insulation.
Our solutions providers can also help technical buyers source elastomers that meet Bombardier SMP 800-C and ASTM’s Aerospace Material Standards (AMS). The AMS specifications cover a variety of areas, including transparent enclosures and materials. AMS standards apply to passenger aircraft, of course, but did you know that they apply to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), too? If you need EMI RFI shielding for UAV power sources and guidance systems, ask Elasto Proxy about its gasket fabrication capabilities.