Aircraft maintenance is the most important activity that airlines and owners should never underestimate. This maintenance does not stop at the engine, it also includes fasteners, adhesives, and sealants. Aerospace fasteners, adhesives and sealants are vital components to make sure an aircraft can safely fly. The advancement of fasteners, adhesives, and sealants also creates an advancement in products to efficiently replace old fastener, adhesive, and sealants. At Performance Plastics, we have seen the need to improve the tools maintainers use for aircraft maintenance, which is why we created our EnduroSharp® product line.

The EnduroSharp® product line has changed the way aerospace maintenance professionals remove sealants and adhesives from substrates and fasteners. Instead of using ineffective metal scrapers and blades, we have created a line of non-marring aircraft maintenance tools. It is our goal to make these tools as efficient as possible, which is why we are constantly wanting feedback from maintainers on all our tools. Most recently we have been working on feedback we have received from our EnduroSharp® Torlon® Adhesive Reamer tools. Maintainers thought the tool worked great, but great can always be better.

The EnduroSharp® Torlon® Adhesive Reamer tools were created to fit into a drill we had in our lab here at Performance Plastics. What we did not know is that the end of our Reamer tool did not correctly lock into other drills used by maintainers. Therefore, we corrected the issue and redesigned the end of our Reamers to make sure that they fit every drill an aircraft maintainer could possibly use.

At Performance Plastics, we take pride in our ability to solve problems, even when it is our own problem. We know how important it is to use tools that allow you to efficiently and effectively do your job. We take all feedback seriously and want to make our products the best they can be for every person using them.

For more information on our EnduroSharp® product line contact Rich Reed, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, at (513) 321-8404 or

The quality behind your product as a manufacturer is the key to long-term success. At Performance Plastics, we hold the quality of our products to the highest standards. We know that quality is critical to satisfying our customers and retaining their loyalty. For this reason, we go above and beyond to make sure our customers products are no less than perfect.

Manufacturing quality products make an important contribution to having long term relationships with your customers. Taking the extra time after injection molding a product to test the quality and compliance standards is a key value for us. We will go above and beyond to make sure we are meeting all standards for your product. The most recent standard we have achieved attaining SEMI F57 compliance for one of our customers PFA (Perfluoroalkoxy) injection molded products.

SEMI F57 compliance is a specification for polymer materials and components used in ultrapure water and liquid chemical distribution systems. The SEMI F57 standard requires fluid-component manufacturers to follow best practices in material science and not contaminate UHP processes with extractable ions, metallics or total organic carbon (TOC). The standard also covers surface roughness, particle contribution, metallic contamination, and reliability testing.

In order to ensure that our customers product maintains SEMI F57 compliance, we have added new quality testing steps to ensure the product is up to par. This quality test is crucial to our customer. It certifies that each product injection molded by Performance Plastics follows the SEMI F57 standards and will not contaminate ultrapure water and liquid chemical distribution systems.

For more information on how Performance Plastics can help your injection molded PFA product achieve SEMI F57 compliance, contact Rich Reed for our Vice President of Sales and Marketing, at (513) 321-8404 or

The product line for EnduroSharp® has changed the way aerospace maintenance professionals remove sealants and adhesives from substrates and fasteners. EnduroSharp® tools are made from Torlon®, a high strength polymer, creating a non-metallic tool that will not damage composite structures during use. The EnduroSharp® lineup consists of a variety of scraper blades, gap blades, reamers, cutter, bits, and discs for removal of adhesives on aircrafts. The product line even consists of kits containing all of the parts and sizes that you will need.

The EnduroSharp® Torlon® Gap Blade & Holder Kits provides aerospace maintenance professionals precise depth specific, incremental skiving of gap filler materials. This kit includes the EnduroSharp® standard holder, pocketholder, gap blade adapter and 1 gap blade of each size. EnduroSharp® Torlon® Gap Blades (TGB) are available in five widths and three depths per width, providing 15 different sizes, TGB-75-75, TGB-75-16, TGB-75-25, TGB-10-75, TGB-10-16, TGB-10-25, TGB-12-75, TGB-12-16, TGB-12-25, TGB-17-75, TGB-17-16, TGB-17-25, TGB-23-75, TGB-23-16, and TGB-23-25. The blades slide and lock into the detent pin of the adapter, to easily alternate between the sizes as needed. This kit also contains the pocket scraper blade holder for use of the scraper blades in smaller areas.

The EnduroSharp® Torlon® Gap Blade & Holder Kit is just one of the kits offered in the EnduroSharp® Product line. Contact Rich Reed for our Vice President of Sales and Marketing, at (513) 321-8404 or, more information on our EnduroSharp® kits and products.