January 22, 2019 - Aerospace

Why Aircraft Interior Panels Need Smart Embossing Resins

According to a Stratview Research report, the aerospace interior adhesives market is likely to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% through 2024. Due in large part to increasing use of composite materials, more OEMs and tier suppliers turn toward adhesives in their designs. With many bonding options currently available, it’s important to understand why your aircraft interior panels need smart embossing resins.

Increased Design Flexibility

Formulated with solvent-cast film adhesives that form a thin, flexible layer, smart embossing resins are heat activated. These resins can be tailored according to specific application requirements. Additionally, they can be either thermoset or thermoplastic as well as reinforced with fiberglass for further durability in use. These capabilities increase design flexibility for manufacturing.

Improved Aesthetics

Ideal for aircraft interior panels, smart embossing resins bond layers of low surface energy materials together. This prevents:

  • Marking
  • Stains
  • Other potential surface damage

As a result, aircraft interior aesthetics are improved for applications such as decorative panels.

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Enhanced Functionality

Using Bostik’s innovative elastic bonding technology, these smart embossing resins have a unique, flexible seal. This allows for expansion and contraction without compromising bond integrity and strength.

Additionally, they can include flame retardancy in their formulation. This extra functionality aids in occupant safety by reducing the spread of fire, smoke and toxic fumes. It also allows passengers extra time to exit in the event of an emergency.

Furthermore, smart embossing resins are lightweight, which increases fuel efficiency and reduces overall impact on the environment. For more insight into these resins and other aircraft interior bonding solutions, view this relevant content:

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