Henkel launches non-halogenated flame retardant epoxy meeting aircraft fire, smoke and toxicity requirements. The two-part Loctite epoxy adhesive reinforces and bonds thermoplastic and thermosets and can serve as a matrix resin on fibreglass. It does not contain halogens or antimony, meets air industry FST requirements (fire resistance, smoke emission, smoke toxicity) and is qualified to Boeing process specification BAC 5568. The resin cures in 2 hours at 70°C or 7 days at room temperature, offers mechanical and adhesion performance, non-yellowing over time and can be painted. Applications include aircraft interior parts such as walls, floor panels, compartments, galleys, seating, as well as military and railway industries. Henkel Adhesive Technologies, a world leader in structural adhesives and surface treatments, underlines that the absence of halogens or other hazardous substances answers product safety and sustainability objectives.
“Henkel and Boeing collaborate on REACH-compliant structural adhesive for aircraft interiors”, 15/6/21 https://www.henkel.com/press-and-media/press-releases-and-kits/2021-06-15-henkel-develops-reach-compliant-structural-adhesive-for-aircraft-interiors-1234110 and https://www.henkel-adhesives.com/us/en/product/structural-adhesives/loctite_ea_9365fstaero.html