aircraft interior plastics

Aircraft Interior Plastics

Thermoplastic LEXAN™ sheet portfolio for aircraft interior plastics provides lightweight and exceptional FST (fire, smoke and toxicity) performance. SABIC’s aircraft interior plastics can help aerospace customers meet the critical challenges of weight-out, regulatory compliance, sustainability and improved flying experience. These innovative plastics, together with the company’s advanced material technologies, can help global aircraft OEMs (original equipment manufacturers):

  • Reduce weight significantly which may conserve fuel and lower emissions;
  • Meet tough FST regulations;
  • Reduce overall system costs;
  • Enhance the safety and comfort of the cabin environment.



LEXAN™ sheets for aircraft interiors

SABIC’s ultra-tough, flame-retardant (FR) LEXAN™ F6000 polycarbonate (PC) sheet offers excellent impact resistance, good stiffness and strength and ease of processing, making it suitable for a wide variety of applications in industries such as electrical/electronics and mass transportation (e.g. aircraft interiors and railway interiors).

LEXAN™ F6000 sheet is ideally suited to thermoforming. It offers high, deep draw ratios, equal wall thickness distribution, and it can be formed into complex shapes using standard thermoforming equipment. Sandwich type heating systems give the best results.


LEXAN™ LIGHT potential applications for aviation plastics

  • Seatbacks
  • Kick panels
  • Side panels
  • Seat trims
  • Magazine holders
  • Cockpit dashboard enclosures and components
  • Partitions
  • Luggage compartments
  • Passenger service units

Besides aviation plastics, SABIC offers sheets for the following applications in the transportation industry:

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