APP one of the most innovative Dutch companies

12 June 2013 – Today, APP reached the 35th position in the Top 100 ranking of the most innovative companies of the Netherlands. In a yearly competition nearly 350 Dutch small companies competed with their innovations to obtain a place at the Top 100 list. APP took part in the competition with the Igniters for the Vega Satellite launcher. The igniters contain many innovative features, such as the application of carbon composite materials and complex parts that are made by 3D-printing.

Aerospace Propulsion Products is the rocket engine ignition specialist of Europe. The company was established in 1989 for the production of the ignition systems for the Ariane 5 Vulcain engine. Since then these activities have been extended with several other space programs, such as VEGA Solid Rocket Motor Igniters and a Catalytic Igniter for the main stage of the Next Generation Launcher. Spin off of aerospace activities has been generated by the development and production of Fast Gas Generators for a dust explosion suppression system.

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