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Yokohama Gets Certification For Prepreg For Fairings on Airbus A380

(Akron/Tire Review) Yokohama Rubber Co. has announced today that it has earned a certification from Airbus for prepreg for A380 fairings.

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Prepreg consists of plastic sheets that contain reinforcement of glass or carbon fiber, Yokohama explained. Yokohama’s prepreg for the A380 is made up of epoxy resin reinforced with carbon fiber. It is for fairings – streamlined trim for reducing drag – installed under the wings where the wings meet the fuselage.

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