The requirements for non-flammable materials in aircraft are mainly concentrated in the passenger cabins and cargo bays. However, there are numerous potential sources of fire in an aircraft, particularly as a greater proportion of the airframe and fittings necessarily become manufactured in flammable materials in order to reduce weight and enhance fuel efficiency.
Alterations to an aircraft with an existing air worthiness certificate are necessarily protracted to ensure passenger safety. Phyrolex flame retardants can assist with design modifications when required by new safety requirements both for existing aircraft and new designs.
While there are other resins and materials used in the interior of an aircraft, Phyrolex is known to work in the following systems:
- Phyrolex MDD and HMED can flame retard polyesters composites and significantly reduce smoke emission.
- Phyrolex HMED and MDD allow the production of flame retardant epoxy prepregs.
- Phyrolex HMED allows the production of flame retardant and fire protective PU coatings.
- Phyrolex HMED produces flame retardant and fire protective polysiloxane sealants and quite remarkable fuselage burn through protection.
- Phyrolex HMED can fire protect latex based products for back coating carpets and seat covers.
- Phyrolex PCP can create outstanding flexible coatings for protecting seat fabrics including thermoplastic types.
- Phyrolex HMED can produce excellent rigid and flexible foams for passing any fire test including the CRIB 7 seat test.
- Phyrolex PCP creates excellent high quality varnishes and coatings for the overcoating and protection of wood panelling and all composite substrates.
- Phyrolex PPEs allow the creation of latent cured Phenolic composites and foams with outstanding fire performance that is far superior to the conventional curing systems