BASF to Display New Aerospace Materials and Technologies at Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas

BASF will display its latest technologies and materials for the aerospace market at the 2012 Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas show, which will be held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle from September 25 to 27, 2012.

At the event, BASF will showcase its wide range of products for a variety of applications such as fire protection and flame retardants, coatings and specialty pigments, fuel and lubricant solutions, seating components, structural materials and cabin interiors.

BASF will exhibit products that can facilitate aircraft makers to enhance cost, comfort and safety in cabin interiors, seating components, structural materials and other applications, including

Cellasto, a microcellular polyurethane elastomer, that can substitute rubber in shock-absorbing applications thanks to its lower weight, smaller space requirements, progressive load-deflection characteristics, and superior quality.

Basotect UL melamine foam is an ultra-lightweight insulation material demonstrating superior sound absorption and thermal insulation properties, while fulfilling the stringent aerospace toxicity, smoke and fire prerequisites.

Deoxo dual ozone/VOC catalytic converter technology decreases adverse VOC and ozone content in aircraft cabin air by sequestering some hydrocarbon compounds that cause unpleasant odors.

Ultrason E and P high temperature thermoplastics demonstrate superior toxicity, smoke, fire and heat resistance properties. They can be easily processed and recycled. Structures made of reinforced Ultrason polysulfones hold potential as structural materials in applications where superior impact resistance and high strength are required and deliver better strength-to-weight benefits than aluminum.

Stimulite cushions made by Supracor based in San Jose, California, offer better comfort to passengers and longevity to cushion, while decreasing the weight and the space required for the seat. Stimulite cushions are manufactured utilizing a special fusion bonding process with Elastollan thermoplastic polyurethane from BASF.

BASF’s thermoplastic polyurethane is easy to process, naturally resistant to microbes and fungus, and demonstrates abrasion, tear and puncture resistance.

Source: http://www.basf.com

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