Boltaron introduces tough sheet for aircraft interiors

Published: February 15, 2012 6:00 am ET

Boltaron Performance Products LLC has developed a tougher sheet to thermoform interior aircraft components.

The Newcomerstown, Ohio, company says its Boltaron 9815E thermoplastic alloy provides greater impact resistance than competitive fire-rated PVC/acrylic sheet aimed for use in commercial, military and private aircraft.

“Sheet products developed to meet the stringent 6565 fire rating must typically sacrifice impact resistance to do so, but the 9815E sheet retains outstanding impact qualities compared with competitive 6565-rated material,” explained Boltaron director Adam Mellen.

The new sheet has Izod impact resistance of 5 foot-pounds/inch, compared with 3 ft.-lbs/in. for alternative fire compliant sheet, according to Boltaron. Other benefits are exceptional physical properties, excellent formability and inclusion-free surface quality.

Applications include class dividers, dashboard enclosures, lavatory components, seat parts, air ducts and moldings. Sheet is offered in lengths to 120 inches and widths to 48 inches and in thicknesses from 0.040 inch to 0.25 inch.

Tel.: 740-498-5900, e-mail: info@boltaron.com.


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