According to Aerospace Manufacturing and Design, the commercial aircraft interior market is expected to be worth $17 billion by 2019. This growth is fueled in large part by:
- Increase in air traffic
- Rise in aircraft orders
- Increase in modernization of aircraft programs
Adhesives play an important role in the manufacturing of aircraft interiors. In addition to bonding well to dissimilar materials including interior panels, overhead bins, decorative laminates and galleys, adhesives:
- Improve aircraft fuel efficiency
- Reduce noise and vibration
- Aid in occupant safety
While many adhesives on the market can be used for aircraft interior applications, one product in particular stands out: Bostik’s custom-formulated, flame retardant aircraft interior adhesive, FPA 110-1FR.
Alternative to Solvent-Based Adhesives
Bostik’s FPA 110-1FR has been manufactured in part to replace traditional solvent-based liquid adhesives, eliminating the worry of hazardous VOCs. Additionally, unlike traditional liquid adhesives, Bostik’s heat activated FPA 110-1FR allows for precious application and even adjustment/repositioning as required. This aspect is very valuable in certain applications, as it allows manufacturers to know exactly how much adhesive is needed and predict usage.
FPA 110-1FR has the ability to be customized to meet customers’ needs. For example, Bostik can adjust the web width or film thickness to ensure it fits customer specifications.
By having the capability to do this, our customers are able to add value to their product differentiation and improve their competitive advantage as a result.
FPA 110-1FR has the ability to adhere to a range of substrates, such as:
- Polyamide film
- Phenolic prepregs
- Certain fabrics
Additionally, this aircraft interior adhesive product can be pre-applied and then bonded with heat activation and pressure.
FPA 110-F1R also has additional flame retardant capabilities, which increase occupant safety in the event of an emergency.
FPA 110-1FR passed Boeing specification BMS 5-158 Type II. This means the product has been approved for internal consumption and used by Boeing’s suppliers.
Passing these rigorous specifications sets Bostik’s FPA 110-1FR apart in the market. Additionally, it has passed tests for general processability as well.
For more information on Bostik’s FPA 110-1FR and how we ensure our customers’ needs are met, call 800-7-BOSTIK, or visit www.bostik.com/us.