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May 20, 2013 - Aerospace

Non-Structural Aircraft Applications

Flame retardant film adhesives and heat-seal coatings are used to produce decorative laminates for aircraft interiors, as well as thermal and acoustic insulation systems. Bostik manufactures film adhesives using a broad range of raw materials. Bostik film adhesives are prepared by solvent or thermal casting using copolyester, polyurethane, polyacrylate, epoxy and phenoxy chemicals. The adhesive is applied to the release liner or other substrate and slowly cured. Close temperature control allows Bostik to tailor the properties of the finished film adhesive. Widths from 1 inch to 60 inches are inspected and slit. Dried film thickness ranges from 1.5 mils (38 microns) to 10 mils (254 microns).

Bostik’s solvent-based adhesives are designed for use in aerospace interior applications such as vacuum form bonding of PVC films to wood, fibreboards, and most porous substrates. In addition to securing strong resilient anchorage to PVC, Bostik’s liquid adhesives bond all types of polyolefin foams, polyester films, most plastic laminating films, foils, sheet metal surfaces and cellulosic. Bostik also manufactures thermoplastic, thermoset and pressure sensitive adhesives. These adhesives can be provided with fire retardant packages to meet the most demanding aircraft and industrial requirements.

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