Date of Last Revision

2023-05-03 12:44:59


Chemical Engineering - Cooperative Education

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2019


Rubber coated fabrics are an essential component in the deicing systems of the aerospace industry. Adhesives cements are applied to a fabric prior to being pressed into a rubber compound that will adhere to the fabric. The resulting fabric maintains the strength of the fabric with the added benefits of elasticity and compatibility from the rubber compound. UTC Aerospace Systems relies on these coated fabrics to create safe deicers for the aerospace industry. Chemlok 233, a now obsolete primer cement, was used extensively in the coated fabrics used by UTC. Materials testing and performance evaluation allowed for a replacement cement, Chemlok 2332, to be used in place of Chemlok 233 in two cement mixtures and the resulting three deicers.

Research Sponsor

Bi-min Zhang Newby

First Reader

Tina Darnell

Second Reader

Madeline Busch



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