Sekisui SPI launches Kydex 4545 for aircraft interior components

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Sekisui SPI has unveiled a new addition to its thermoplastics product line – Kydex 4545. The proprietary product is a thermoplastic sheet specifically formulated to exceed the heat release and smoke density requirements in FAR 25.853.

The company says it offers ultra-low heat release, a wide processing window, and ease of thermoforming, making it suitable for composite parts that include bonded build-up applications. Applications include passenger-facing seat components, bulkhead laminates, passenger service units and other cabin interior parts.

“As a material supplier to industries with demanding applications, it’s our responsibility to always add to what we’ve accomplished,” said Lydia Swan, vice president of sales and marketing at Sekisui SPI.

“This addition to our product line is another significant step in fulfilling that commitment while providing our customers one material source. The daunting number of sizes and quantity of components used in aircraft interior cabins make achieving a multi-faceted, layered design a significant challenge. When materials are from different sources, realizing consistent color, texture and gloss is extremely difficult.”

Kydex 4545 is available in a wide range of custom color and velour matte texture.

June 12, 2015

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