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What’s New

Zinc-Nickel Plating

Hytek Finishes recently doubled its Zinc-Nickel plating line by adding another processing tank. Zinc-Nickel is the primary replacement for Cadmium-based plating. Hytek is the only facility in North America approved to Airbus’ Zinc-Nickel plating specification. We are also approved by Boeing to do their Zinc-Nickel plating to AMS2417. This can be used in lieu of BAC5637 for most Boeing finish Codes. Hytek is the only approved Goodrich supplier in the US forZinc-Nickel LGPS1106.

X-Ray Fluorescence

Hytek Finishes has operated its own certified laboratory since the 1960's. We recently added X-Ray Fluorescence to its capabilities. This equipment allows us to measure coating thicknesses and coating compositions within seconds. Although this equipment represented a significant investment, it allows us to get accurate, real-time readings on production parts. This allowed us to meet the exacting Airbus requirements for ZiNi and bring a new level of accuracy to our other plating operations.

AMS 2700 Method 2 – Citric Acid Passivate

We now offer processing to AMS 2700 Method 2 Citric Acid Passivation. This process is an environmentally friendly Passivation process that is currently required by Airbus.

Recent Approvals

In the past year Hytek has been audited and approved to AS9100 Revision C. In addition, over the past 6 months, Hytek has been visited by representatives and auditors from Lockheed Martin, Gulfstream, Sikorsky Helicopter, Goodrich Landing Gear, Boeing Commercial, Boeing Space and Defense and PRI/Nadcap to name a few. These successful audits in support of our current approvals as well as our AS9100 certification and our “Merit” status on each of our Nadcap approvals, demonstrate our continuing commitment to Quality Systems and Customer Satisfaction.

European Aviation Safety Agency

Hytek has been issued the EASA Part-145 Approval Certificate reference number EASA.145.6150 opening the door for European operators, repair stations and manufacturers to do business with Hytek Finishes. Hytek Finishes can now issue dual-release airworthiness approvals for all MRO components allowing installation in US and Foreign registered aircraft.

Nadcap Approval

Hytek continues to be accredited for NDT, Chemical Processes and Shot Peen.

FAA Repair Station Certification #HY7R576J

Hytek is an FAA Approved Maintenance Repair and Overhaul station. We specialize in powerplant, flight control, hydraulic and pneumatic component repairs for Boeing and Airbus products.

Contact the Hytek Sales Department at 253-872-7160 for more information.

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