27 February 2018
27 February 2018
IntAir will refine the materials and upscale the manufacturing process for a new generation of aircraft interior composites that are cheaper, lighter and safer than the toxic, carcinogenic materials that are currently used.
Composite materials are well-established for aircraft interior sidewalls, galleys, lockers and seating. To meet the strict fire and weight requirements for aircraft interiors, the current solution is to use a fire resistant composite made of phenolic resin with carbon or glass fibre reinforcement. However, there are 3 major problems with phenolics:
Most composite aircraft components are manufactured from prepreg, an intermediate material where the resin is pre-impregnated into a reinforcement fabric, for subsequent moulding into parts.
As a direct substitute for phenolic, IntAir focusses on a prepreg using polyfurfuryl alcohol (PFA), a bioresin derived from crop waste, which offers the improvements in each of the 3 areas:
The project will be be promoting these new offerings and showing several application demonstrators on the Bercella stand. For further information on the project, visit Composites Evolution at the show.
Visit Bercella in Hall 6, Stand N94 and Composites Evolution in Hall 6, Stand S72 at JEC World 2018.
Composite Integration are excited to announce it has appointed TrioBotics Automation Solutions as their official distributor in India with immediate effect.
Wabash MPI and Carver will highlight their full line of hydraulic and pneumatic presses for the composites industry in the USA pavilion at JEC World, the leading international composites show.
Negri Bossi will be present at MECSPE, first Italian event of the year 2019 that will take place in Parma, Italy from 28-30 March; the attendance at this event is testament that the society continues to take an interest in the domestic market.