Adjustable Shims peel by hand for at-a-glance measurement.

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Alkomposit Viewtek is laminated shim with peelable layers to adjust thickness. Each shim is composed of sheets of different thicknesses on each side: 0.001 in. on one side and 0.004 in. on other. Made of stacked composite films, its marking system indicates thickness of sheets on middle section of shim. Due to transparency of composite material, operator can instantly see thickness of sheet being peeled. Sheet thickness is also identified by corresponding color.



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Quick as a Wink: Jicey's Laminated Adjustment Shims Peel by Hand and are Measured at a Glance



Chicago, October 31, 2005

Jicey Precision Shims, a French specialist in industrial precision shimming, introduces the Alkomposit Viewtek, a laminated shim with peelable layers to adjust its thickness. Made of stacked composite films, its exclusive marking system significantly simplifies the use of shims for filling space between parts when precision assembly is required.

Each shim is composed of sheets of different thicknesses on each of the two sides, 0.001 in. on one side and 0.004 in. on the other, for example. A patented marking system indicates the thickness of the sheets on the middle section of the shim. Due to the transparency of the composite material, the operator can instantly see the thickness of the sheet being peeled. Adjustments can therefore be more exact by peeling off the thickest sheets first and ending with the thinner ones. Sheet thickness is also identified by a corresponding color, so one can quickly and easily identify the measurement to obtain the desired size.

The shim's composite material, a type of polyester called polyethylene terephtalate, has many advantages compared to those of metal laminated shims. It costs less, is 50 percent lighter than aluminum, has an excellent resistance to chemicals and temperature, ranging from -94° to 428° F. This flexible material is safe and easy to peel by hand. The sheets can be used for adjustment or sealing, and each one can be reused or used as a single shim, greatly reducing assembly times.

Jicey has been a world leader in precision shims since 1946. It produces and distributes a complete range of adjustment shims (peelable shims, solid shims ground or not, separable shims, extra-thin single shims) in all dimensions and materials, for aeronautics, space, railway, automobile, mechanical engineering and public works industries. It produces more than 3 million made-to-order adjustment shims per year for more than 5,000 customers throughout the world.

For further information, please contact:

Jicey Precision Shims
Jerome Caillas
Chief Marketing Officer
27-31, rue d'Estienne d'Orves
78221 Viroflay
France
Tel: +33 (0) 1 39 07 10 40
Fax: +33 (0) 1 30 24 31 87
Email : infos@jicey.com
Website: www.jicey.com

or

FRENCH TECHNOLOGY PRESS OFFICE
205 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3740
Chicago, IL 60601
Fax: (312) 327-5261
E-mail: contact.ftpo@ubifrance.fr

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