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Kimberly-Clark Professional helps solve aviation industry cleaning challenges
Kimberly-Clark Professional announced this week that its aviation industry cleaning products have been qualified and listed on Aerospace Material Specification AMS 3819C and Boeing Material Specification BMS 15-5G.
Specifically engineered to perform in all areas of original equipment manufacturing and maintenance repair operations, the full line of application-driven aviation wipes are designed to deliver superior cleaning, improved operational efficiency, reduced turn-around time and maximised productivity, while also meeting the precision standards and requirements of the aerospace industry.
Kimtech Wipes for Aviation are available in three categories: Surface Preparation Wipes; Cleaning Wipes, and a Wet Wipe System.
To complement these wipes, the company also launched the Kimtech Large Surface Wiping Applicator. This applicator - developed for the aerospace industry, helps workers address the difficulties of cleaning and preparing large, contoured areas and elevated assemblies. The use of the applicator has shown an increase in productivity up to 56%, eliminating over-processing, wasted time and wasted motion.
The Kimtech Large Surface Wiping Applicator uses aerospace wipes mounted on a flexible applicator head designed to hug contoured areas for more efficient cleaning. The ergonomically-designed handle provides better control during wiping tasks, while the adjustable pole extends and retracts so workers can wipe elevated and below-floor-level surfaces with ease. This design reduces the physical stress caused by awkward positions when hand wiping.
"We work with aerospace manufacturers worldwide to develop effective, task-specific product offerings," said Marianne Santangelo, aerospace target market leader for Kimberly-Clark Professional. "Aviation industry workers must have the best wiping tools available to make sure every job is done right the first time.
"Our goal is to help manufacturers uncover hidden opportunities to improve safety and productivity to help solve the customers' needs. We've seen workers in unnatural, unsafe positions trying to reach areas they need to prep. In addition, we've observed unsafe adaptation of tools, such as tying rags to mop heads, in order to prep hard to reach areas. We identify and address these types of challenges and innovate to solve our customers' needs."
7th August 2014