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Valence Surface Technologies Awarded New Safran Approvals for Surface Finishing, Further Expanding its Service Offering for Nacelle Components

by | Sep 9, 2019

Valence Surface Technologies, the largest independent provider of aerospace product finishing services, has received Safran Nacelles approval for chromic acid anodize, HPTR 0150 (HPTR 0066), and paint application, HPTR 0015, at its Valence Los Angeles facility (formerly known as Coast Plating, Inc.).

Safran is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of nacelle assemblies for commercial and business aircraft, providing engine components to leading aerospace manufacturers such as Airbus and Boeing. With the new approvals, Valence continues to expand offerings so that customers have a single-source finishing solution in all regions of the United States.

Chris Grapsas, Strategic Business Manager, stated, “Obtaining Safran approval strengthens Valence’s capabilities in the growing and dynamic aerostructures market. We are now in a position to provide full-service solutions for existing and new customers who support Safran programs.”

Founded in 1965, Valence Los Angeles (Coast Plating Inc.) provides metal finishing services to the aerospace and defense industries. In the southwest, Valence has a total of 12 facilities in the greater Los Angeles area, encompassing over 325,000 sq. ft. of processing space. All facilities are Nadcap and AS9100 certified, and provide a full range of product finishing services including NDT, anodizing, shot peen, plating, painting, bond primer application, and more.

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