Now, let’s take a look at embossing resins, which are a type of non-structural adhesives exclusive to Bostik.
What are Embossing Resins?
Embossing resins provide the textured, aesthetic look to airplane interior panels. The resin bonds layers of materials together, producing a laminate that is resistant to stains, marking and surface damage.
How are Embossing Resins Manufactured?
Embossing resins can be either thermoplastic or thermoset.
These resins are manufactured using a solution-casting method that creates a film adhesive. The film adhesive is a thin, flexible layer that can be heat activated and has a low viscosity.
Additionally, embossing resins are formulated with Bostik’s innovative elastic bonding technology. This enables them to have a flexible seal that allows for expansion and contraction without compromising the bond integrity.
Embossing Resin Features:
By having a low viscosity, embossing resins can also be formulated with fire retardant capabilities. This added feature inhibits the spread of flames, which aids in occupant safety by reducing fire, smoke and toxic fumes. Embossing resins’ fire retardancy also gives passengers more time to safely exit the aircraft in the event of an emergency.
Embossing resins can also be reinforced with fiberglass, which further improves durability in use.
Featured Embossing Resin Products:
F10-634: This thermoset embossing resin is fire retardant and has excellent adhesion to Tedlar. F10-651B also exhibits great solvent resistance and heat resistance while providing texture retention on interior components.
For more information on embossing resins and non-structural adhesives for aircraft interiors, call 800-7-BOSTIK, or visit www.bostik.com.