Aircraft Interiors Expo 2019


2 - 4 Apr 2019
Hamburg Messe, Germany
www.aircraftinteriorsexpo.com

SABIC thermoplastic materials at forefront of aircraft manufacturing

SABIC is featuring a thermoforming tool for an aircraft interior panel, printed on a Thermwood LSAM® machine using LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ AM EC004XXAR1 compound, a material based on ULTEM™ resin with 20 percent carbon fiber reinforcement.Airlines are seeking competitive advantages to be gained from the enhanced inflight experience - particularly in the form of increased cabin comfort - both in premium and economy classes. Additionally, airlines are looking to capitalize on product differentiation through strong branding and distinctive interior design. From an operational perspective, the ‘light weighting’ of aircraft components continues to be an important enabler in allowing airlines to minimize costs and reduce maintenance and refurbishment cycles, while maintaining the highest levels of safety excellence, design flexibility and improved passenger experience. Advanced thermoplastic composites are now an important solution for such applications.