SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business has extended its range of PIN flame retardant materials for airline interiors and equipment. CLEAR LEXAN™ XHR2000, XHR2HC1 and XHR2HC2 sheets are transparent polycarbonate materials that offer up to 80% light transmission whilst achieving air industry fire safety and smoke/toxicity standards (e.g. OSU 65/65, FAR25.853, BSS7239, ABD0031).
SABIC’s LEXAN™ LIGHT F6L306 sheet offers a specific gravity of 0.85 g/cm3, up to 40% lighter than current polymer materials, is thermotransformable into complex 3D parts down to 0.6mm walls, whilst using PIN flame retardants to achieve FST, Boeing and Airbus toxicity requirements.
SABIC press release 8/4/2015 “SABIC introduces additions to its aircraft interior materials portfolio at the AIX Show I Hamburg” http://www.sabic-ip.com/gep/en/NewsRoom/PressReleaseDetail/april_08_2014_sabicintroducesadditionsto.html
Plastics Today “Plastics reduce weight aloft, differentiate airline brands” 15/4/2015 http://www.plasticstoday.com/articles/plastics-reduce-weight-aloft-differentiate-airline-brands-polycarbonate-20150415a
See also SABIC aircraft polycarbonates in pinfa Newsletter n° 33 and SABIC thermoplastics for railway interiors in pinfa Newsletter n° 24.