ABIC Innovative Plastics' Ultem for New Composite Aerospace Board
SABIC Innovative Plastics and Crane & Company Co-Developed a New Ultem* Composite Aerospace Board for Aircraft Applications like S
“With Ultem CAB sheet, SABIC Innovative Plastics and Crane have achieved dramatic advantages over traditional honeycomb composites across the board, from slashing cycle time to doubling part life,” said Kim Choate, global Ultem product market leader,
SABIC Innovative Plastics. “With its outstanding safety performance and light weight, Ultem resin has been a winner in aircraft interior applications for many years. Now, this resin, in the form of an Ultem resin and glass fiber-reinforced composite panel, is again demonstrating its remarkable versatility to be utilized in multiple forms and delivering additional value to the aircraft industry. We’re confident that Ultem CAB sheet will become the new gold standard for interior panels.”
“We saw an opportunity to apply our expertise in specialty paper technology in a totally new way, and chose to collaborate with SABIC Innovative Plastics because of its leadership in high-performance materials for aircraft interior applications,” said Dennis Lockyer, vice president of nonwovens and technical materials, Crane & Co. “Ultem resin was the solution we needed to create an innovative and technologically advanced paper composite. Our highly successful relationship with SABIC Innovative Plastics enabled us to diversify our portfolio and target a new market opportunity.”
State-of-the-Art Thermoplastic Composite Technology
The use of advanced thermoplastics to replace traditional thermosets in aircraft interiors offers multiple benefits, including the potential for recycling. The most noteworthy is system cost reduction. Because aramid honeycomb composites are highly sensitive to moisture and ultraviolet (UV) light, the porous edges of a part must be laboriously filled and sealed by hand, a process that can take up to 10 hours. In contrast, Ultem CAB sheet parts can be quickly thermoformed in minutes and need no secondary finishing, thanks to the excellent UV resistance and low moisture absorption properties of Ultem resin. In addition to faster cycle times, Ultem CAB sheet cuts system costs through its ability to be re-skinned while still meeting required flame-smoke-toxicity (FST) properties to lengthen its useful life, an option previously not available to customers with aramid honeycomb composite.
Ultem CAB sheet features the excellent FST performance that Ultem resin is known for. The material exceeds the stringent Ohio State University (OSU) 55/55 standard. Still another benefit is its light weight; Ultem CAB sheet weighs an average 1,350 gm/sq meter, and can be customized to meet a range of part weight requirements.
Target applications for the new composite include sidewalls, cockpit panels, ceiling panels, door liners and dividers.
For additional information on SABIC Innovative Plastics’ Ultem composite aerospace board sheets, please go to www.sabic-ip.com.
SABIC Innovative Plastics is exhibiting at K’ 2010 in Düsseldorf, Germany
in Hall 6, Stand D42.
For K2010 SABIC’s focus is a Culture of Innovation, which means investing in Growth, Technology, Sustainability and Customer Focus. We help our customers to innovate, differentiate their applications and optimize costs by:
• investing in global expansion,
• providing the broadest product portfolio that delivers better performance and adds value,
• developing environmentally responsible products and solutions that provide significant and measurable performance advantages,
• working closely with our customers to build long-term relationships and lasting partnerships
About SABIC Innovative Plastics
SABIC Innovative Plastics is a leading, global supplier of engineering thermoplastics with a
75-year history of breakthrough solutions that solve its customers’ most pressing challenges. Today, SABIC Innovative Plastics is a multi-billion-dollar company with operations in more than 35 countries and approximately 9,000 employees worldwide. The company continues to lead the plastics industry with customer collaboration and continued investments in new polymer technologies, global application development, process technologies, and environmentally responsible solutions that serve diverse markets such as automotive, electronics, building & construction, transportation, and healthcare. The company’s extensive product portfolio includes thermoplastic resins, coatings, specialty compounds, film, and sheet. SABIC Innovative Plastics (www.sabic-ip.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), one of the world’s top six petrochemicals manufacturers.
# # #
* Trademarks of SABIC Innovative Plastics IP BV.
SABIC Innovative Plastics
Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
Bergen op Zoom
Tel: +31 164 317 011
This release was published on openPR.
Permanent link to this press release:
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.
You can edit or delete your press release ABIC Innovative Plastics' Ultem for New Composite Aerospace Board here
News-ID: 145435 • Views: 1569
More Releases from SABIC Innovative Plastics
SABIC Launches Portfolio of Antimicrobial Compounds at MD&M West to Help Custome …
According to a 2011 report by the World Health Organization, in 2002 in the United States alone approximately 99,000 deaths were linked to healthcare associated infections (HCAIs).1 Here at MD&M West (booth #1701), SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business today introduced powerful new tools to help medical device manufacturers reduce HCAIs among patients and clinicians. SABIC’s nine new antimicrobial compounds featuring silver technology have been tested for log reduction values – the
SABIC’s 3D-Formed LEXAN™ Sheet Increases Visibility, Safety, Comfort and Per …
Operators of logging equipment require exceptional visibility and protection against debris or large objects that may enter their cabin and cause serious injury in forest environments, such as tree limbs and other machinery parts. So when Rottne Industry AB needed a high-performance glazing material for the windshields and windows of its harvesters and forwarders, it turned to SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business for support. Working with SABIC and its distributer, Vink
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation Selects SABIC NORYL GTX™ Resin for 2013 Outlande …
SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business today announced that Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has chosen SABIC’s next-generation NORYL GTX™ 989 resin for the front fenders of its 2013 Outlander Sport crossover. The vehicle’s fenders are the first to be produced using 2-cavity injection molding with NORYL GTX resin, allowing MMC to cut cycle times in half and reduce tooling costs. Other major benefits of the SABIC material include weight savings vs. steel
SABIC Makes a Splash at Fakuma with New NORYL™ Resin, Meeting Tightening Globa …
Here at the Fakuma trade fair, booth #B5-5506, SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business today announced a new NORYL™ resin that not only complies with current European and global sustainability regulations governing materials used in potable water systems, but also with new, tougher regulations slated to go into effect in 2016. Developed at SABIC’s Fluid Engineering Center of Excellence in the Netherlands, NORYL FE1630PW resin is a 30-percent glass-reinforced polyphenylene ether (PPE)
More Releases for Ultem
SABIC’s new Ultem™ film UTF120 offers solutions for professional-grade diele …
Capacitors are ubiquitous in electrical products, and have many uses in electronic applications and electrical systems. To address the growing need for lightweight, compact, high energy density capacitors able to store large amounts of electrical energy for long periods of time without significant current leakage and loss of charge even at high temperatures, SABIC is launching a new polyetherimide (PEI) film - ULTEM™ film UTF120. ULTEM™ film UTF120 is a high
SABIC’s Tough, Lightweight Ultem* Resin Solution Replaces Metal in Intermestic …
BERGEN OP ZOOM, The Netherlands – March 21, 2012 – SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business’ world-class expertise and technology were further evidenced today with the company’s announcement that Intermestic Inc., a specialty retailer of eyewear and accessories, has chosen tough, lightweight Ultem* polyetherimide (PEI) resin for the frames of its new line of Zoff SMART eyeglasses. The tailored, aerospace-grade Ultem resin material solution helps meet Japanese consumer demands for fresh, new
SABIC Innovative Plastics’ Tough Ultem* HU1004 Resin Validated as Top Material …
BERGEN OP ZOOM, The Netherlands – July 6, 2011 – SABIC Innovative Plastics today announced third-party test results that validate the multiple sterilization capabilities of its remarkably tough Ultem* HU1004 polyetherimide (PEI) resin. This high-performance resin – previously utilized for other techniques and now tested for use with the STERRAD® NX® low-temperature hydrogen peroxide gas plasma sterilization – gives healthcare providers the flexibility to choose any major method for sterilizing
SABIC Innovative Plastics’ Ultem* PEI Fiber Debuts in Japan Wool Textile Compa …
BERGEN OP ZOOM, The Netherlands – June 30, 2011 – SABIC Innovative Plastics today announced that its versatile, high-performance Ultem* polyetherimide (PEI) fiber has found an important new application in high-end work wear and protective clothing. Japan Wool Textile Company, a division of NIKKE Group, is now blending Ultem fiber with wool and other materials to produce yarn, fabrics and garments that offer a unique combination of comfort and protection,
SABIC Innovative Plastics’ Ultem* Resin Composite Gives Crane Stellar Performa …
BERGEN OP ZOOM, The Netherlands – September 21, 2010 — At the Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas, Sept. 14-16, 2010, SABIC Innovative Plastics have launched a new breakthrough technology for semi-structural aircraft interior parts featuring its high-flying Ultem* polyetherimide (PEI) resin. New Ultem composite aerospace board (CAB) sheets, co-developed and manufactured with Crane & Co., the global leader in specialty paper, provide a superior alternative to thermoset aramid fiber-reinforced honeycomb composites.
New Ultem* Composites, Foam and Fiber from SABIC Innovative Plastics. Redefine E …
CHICAGO – June 22, 2009 – SABIC Innovative Plastics has leap-frogged its Ultem* resin technology to advanced new levels of extreme performance with today’s launch of new leading-edge Ultem composite, fiber and foam technologies at NPE 2009. These new products have been specifically engineered to give customers a previously unavailable competitive edge: advanced new materials technology solutions that create virtually unlimited growth opportunities in existing, new and emerging markets. The