Kimberly-Clark Professional to Present Aerospace Maintenance Solutions at MRO Americas 2016 - Apr 4, 2016
Kimberly-Clark Professional to Present Aerospace Maintenance Solutions at MRO Americas 2016
Apr 4, 2016
 
Innovative FOD Prevention Products Increase Productivity and Elevate Performance

ROSWELL, Ga., April 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark Professional, one of three business sectors of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, will present its innovative solutions for the aerospace maintenance industry at the 21st annual MRO Americas Conference & Exhibition presented by Penton's Aviation Week on April 5 - 7, 2016 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Located at Booth 1308, Kimberly-Clark Professional will demonstrate an array of wiping and personal protection products, including first-of-their-kind Kimtech and WypAll FOD Prevention Wipes designed to address the very specific needs of Foreign Object Damage (FOD) prevention.

FOD ranges from micro-level contaminants such as excess lint to objects inadvertently left behind after maintenance or manufacturing tasks, including consumables, clothes, rags, gloves and tools. FOD costs the aerospace industry billions annually in the form of aircraft damage, rework, injuries and over-processing waste.

Kimberly-Clark Professional offers solutions that address micro and macro FOD issues. For example, Kimtech A2 FOD Prevention Wipes for Abrasive Surfaces have ultra-low-lint properties that reduce the risk of contamination when preparing composite surfaces for bonding and painting and optimize the performance of critical cleaning tasks. Kimtech A2 aviation wipes shorten the time required for wipe-on, wipe-off cleaning, and reduce remaining lint and other contaminants that drive composite rework and contribute to FOD.

Kimberly-Clark Professional's newest addition to the aerospace product line, the WypAll X80 FOD Prevention Wipe, is designed for heavy-duty cleaning tasks and contains an optical brightener that glows under UV light, making it easier to detect when left behind in dark spaces such as aircraft fuel tanks or wheel wells. This method takes less time than a traditional visual inspection and helps improve production and return-to-service schedules, while raising workplace awareness of FOD prevention.

"Kimtech and WypAll FOD prevention solutions are designed to protect critical aircraft manufacturing and maintenance processes by reducing the risk of micro or macro consumable FOD events," said Stephen Burn, Global Aerospace Marketing Leader, Kimberly-Clark Professional. "Workplace implementation of these solutions will result in better overall process/cost control and help OEMs and MROs energize their existing FOD prevention programs."

In addition to FOD prevention products, Kimberly-Clark Professional will be presenting a number of productivity and safety solutions at MRO Americas including the Jackson Safety G29 Solvent Protection Glove, which is engineered to provide greater hand protection and improved dexterity for aviation workers using solvents, hydraulic fluids or turbine oils.

About Kimberly-Clark Professional
Kimberly-Clark Professional partners with businesses to create Exceptional Workplaces, helping to make them healthier, safer and more productive. Key brands in this segment include: Kleenex, Scott, WypAll, Kimtech and Jackson Safety. Kimberly-Clark Professional, located in Roswell, Georgia, is one of three Kimberly-Clark business sectors. To see how Kimberly-Clark Professional is helping people around the world to work better, please visit www.kcprofessional.com.

About Kimberly-Clark
Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB) and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries.  Every day, nearly a quarter of the world's population trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being.  With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in 80 countries.  To keep up with the latest K-C news and to learn more about the Company's 144-year history of innovation, visit www.kimberly-clark.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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For further information: George McGrath, McGrath Business Communications, 212-404-2281, gmcgrath@mcgrathcom.com, or Ginny Dunn, Kimberly-Clark Professional, 678-352-6366, Ginny.Dunn@kcc.com