BASF Aerospace to Showcase solutions at 2012 Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas

BASF will exhibit new materials and technologies for the aerospace industry at the 2012 Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas show in Seattle from Sept. 25 to 27 at the Washington State Convention Center.

The Aircraft Interiors Expo showcases the very latest in aircraft cabin design and innovations, featuring cabin management systems, seating products, soft furnishings and more.

The materials that BASF offers provide superior performance characteristics while meeting the stringent requirements of the aerospace industry. Visitors to BASF booth #230 will see a broad portfolio of products that address a wide range of applications including cabin interiors, structural materials, seating components, fuel and lubricant solutions, coatings and specialty pigments, and flame retardants and fire protection.

BASF will demonstrate products that can help aircraft manufacturers to improve safety, cost and comfort in structural materials, seating components, cabin interiors and other applications, including:

•Ultrason E and P high temperature thermoplastics that offer excellent heat-resistance and fire, smoke and toxicity properties, and are easy to process and recyclable. Shapes made from reinforced Ultrason polysulfones can be used as structural materials in applications requiring high strength and impact resistance and offer strength-to-weight advantages over aluminum.

•Deoxo dual ozone/VOC catalytic converter, a technology that reduces both harmful ozone and volatile organic compounds (VOC) in aircraft cabin air by removing certain hydrocarbon compounds responsible for unpleasant odors, such as jet fuel smell in the aircraft cabin while at the gate, taxiing and during take-off.

•Basotect UL melamine foam, an ultra-light insulation material that offers excellent thermal insulation and sound absorption properties while meeting the rigorous aerospace fire, smoke and toxicity requirements. It weighs just six grams per liter (0.37 pounds per cubic feet) to contribute to lower aircraft weight but delivers high protection against noise.

•Cellasto microcellular polyurethane elastomer, which can be used to replace rubber in shock-absorbing applications due to its progressive load-deflection characteristics, smaller space requirements, lower weight and superior durability.

•Stimulite cushions by Supracor, Inc., San Jose, CA, which can increase passenger comfort and extend the cushion’s useful life, while decreasing the weight and amount of room needed for the seat. Stimulite cushions are made using a unique fusion bonding process with BASF’s Elastollan® thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). BASF’s TPU is efficient to process, resistant to puncture, tear and abrasion, and has a natural resistance to fungus and microbes.


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