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SilFORT* Hardcoats for Aerospace

Aircraft are subject to extreme temperatures, UV radiation and significant wear and tear over time. SilFORT* hardcoats enable manufacturers to replace glass with lightweight plastics in a number of demanding applications. Applying SilFORT hardcoats extends the long-term durability, aesthetics and performance of plastics, such as polycarbonate and PMMA.  

SilFORT hardcoats increase weatherability, cleanability and resistance to abrasion, chemicals and solvents to help plastics maintain their color, gloss, light transmission and other physical properties. 

Hardcoats Key Features and Typical Benefits


  • High scratch and abrasion resistance 

  • Durable high-gloss finish 

  • Chemical resistance 

  • Cleanability 

  • Long-term weatherability 

  • Transparency 

  • Enables weight reduction 

  • Long lasting surface 

  • Increased durability 

  • Design flexibility 

  • High and sustained visibility 


 Typical Applications for Hardcoats 

  • Fighter jet and helicopter canopies 

  • Exterior lights and running/navigation lights for airplanes and helicopters 

  • Sensor covers 

* SilFORT is a trademark of Momentive Performance Materials Inc or its affiliates  

Technical Documents

Featured Products

SilFORT* UVHC5000 Hardcoat

UV cured, clear, solvent based hardcoat with excellent weatherability. Good abrasion and chemical resistance.

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SilFORT* AS4700 Hardcoat

Thermally cured, clear, primer-topcoat system with best-in-class weatherability on clear, black or colored polycarbonate. Excellent scratch, abrasion and chemical resistance.

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SilFORT* MHC2700 Hardcoat

Direct-to-metal primerless hardcoat designed for anodized aluminum substrates. Thermally cured, glossy clearcoat offering high scratch, abrasion and chemical resistance (from pH 1 to 13.5) and long-term weatherability.​ Available in matte finish.

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SilFORT* PHC587C2 Hardcoat

Primerless, thermally cured, clear hardcoat. High weatherability, with abrasion and chemical resistance. Easy-to-clean.

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SilFORT TAC2000 Anti-fog Coating

Thermally cured, clear 2K coating, providing a long-term hydrophilic surface, designed to prevent fogging in automotive applications​

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