09 August 2011
09 August 2011
Barrday Composite Solutions will display its aircraft interior prepreg products and adhesives at the Aircraft Interiors Exhibition in September.
They will be displaying their new LC294 & LC296 family of interior prepregs which are designed to provide a sub 30/30 OSU heat release, combined with low smoke, self extinguishing, and excellent self adhesive properties and surface finish. LC296 is a snap cure (10-17 minutes at 265-280 degF/130-138 degC), toughened, phenolic based prepreg system.
According to Barrday, these materials provide extremely low OSU heat release properties intended to allow engineers much more design freedom and still provide an end product that conforms to FAA guidelines. They say the new prepreg offerings have already been qualified at a major manufacturer of interior components.
Barrday will also display its fire resistant epoxy formulations which are designed to be self adhesive to aramid and aluminium honeycombs, self extinguishing, and that pass the 60 second vertical burn test as listed in FAR 25.853.
George Geisendorfer, Senior Aerospace Formulator at Barrday stated, “We are very proud of our new line of phenolic based prepregs for interior applications. We have worked very hard over the past year to develop the new LC294 & LC296 family of products. These materials provide a unique combination of properties including an extremely low heat release allowing designers much more freedom to use exotic decoratives and surface finishes while still meeting FAA requirements.”
Charlie Burton, Interiors Market Manager added, “Barrday has been a leader in the development and manufacture of phenolic resins and prepregs for many years. We plan to continue to leverage this expertise, combined with our world class manufacturing and aerospace quality standards, to build on this new family of phenolic prepregs for interiors.”
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