Written by AZoM
Umeco Composites Structural Materials (UCSM) companies Advanced Composites Group Ltd. (ACG) and JD Lincoln will be exhibiting their prepreg materials on the UCSM stand (5G10) at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in the Hamburg Messe, Germany, between the 5th and 7th April 2011.
UCSM companies offer a wide range of prepreg materials, including phenolic, epoxy, cyanate ester and bismaleimide (BMI) resin systems supplied in a range of format and fibre options approved to Airbus and Boeing standards.
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The collective range of aircraft interior prepreg materials available from UCSM companies combine exceptional strength-to-weight performance with critical fire characteristics such as low heat release, and smoke and toxic gas emission, meeting the requirements of FAA FAR25.853 and Airbus ABD0031 directive.
UCSM prepregs are used extensively throughout aircraft structures in all areas where high mechanical performance and fire resistance are paramount. Phenolic prepregs are typically used in passenger cabin interior wall and ceiling panels, partitions and flooring and modular fixtures such as lavatories, galleys, wardrobes and overhead luggage bins. Epoxy, cyanate ester and bismaleimides are used in applications where the highest mechanical performance is demanded, and where fire performance remains critical, such as in seat outer shells, ducting and cargo liners.
From prepreg manufacturing facilities in the UK and the USA, UCSM can service the aerospace market by delivering custom products to short lead times. These manufacturing facilities are supported by a global network of dedicated sales and support agencies.