08 April 2014
08 April 2014
General Plastics will debut its new fire/smoke/toxicity (FST)-compliant polyurethane foam cores at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2014 in Hamburg, Germany, from 8 – 10 April.
General Plastics will present its LAST-A-FOAM rigid and flexible polyurethane foam aerospace products, as well as its production and testing capabilities, at Stand 1D46. General Plastics’ explains its LAST-A-FOAM FST-3800 Performance Seriesoffers a lightweight, rigid foam core material that satisfies fire, smoke, toxicity (FST), and heat release requirements for commercial aircraft interiors. Used in conjunction with other materials, It says it can contribute to improve aesthetics and reduce costs while maintaining fire safety requirements.
“We are very excited to introduce our FST-approved performance foams to the industry at the largest global event devoted to aircraft interior design and cabin management systems,” said President Bruce Lind. “Our LAST-A-FOAM FST-3800 series represents our next generation of composite cores, developed in conjunction with our OEM customers to satisfy their imperatives.”
At the Hamburg show, General Plastics will also showcase its high-temperature tooling boards, moulded parts capabilities, and testing services.
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Solvay has inaugurated a new centre in Wrexham, UK, for manufacturing structural adhesives and surfacing films for the aerospace market.