Aerospace

The Aerospace Market has demanding requirements on the use of composite materials, looking to reduce manufacturing cost maintain or increase the mechanical performance of composites and in addition meet or exceed stringent weight targets.

 

TeXtreme® products have the potential to address many of these requirements by offering an optimised reinforcement solution for the manufacture of composite components.

 

BENEFITS

  • Weight reduction (leading to reduced emissions and increased payload)
  • Improved surface finish
  • Reduced manufacturing time
  • Increased impact resistance compared to cross-plied UD as well as conventional fabrics

 

Available as a dry reinforcement or in a pre-impregnated form, TeXtreme® reinforcements can be applied to aircraft interiors and most types of structure from secondary to primary airframe components.

Working with leading companies in the industry, TeXtreme® reinforcements are available in prepreg form where the resin systems meet demanding requirements of FAR 25 both FST & OSU. In addition a thermoplastic impregnated product is available which meets these demanding requirements.

Using this unique optimized reinforcement solution and through reducing weight, the aircraft industry can increase its payload and reduce emissions of its aircraft contributing to a cleaner world.

Due to the superior smooth surface finish obtainable with TeXtreme® reinforcements, additional preparation prior to paint is almost eliminated.

 

Potential Aerospace applications

Aircraft interiors

  • Overhead bins
  • Floors
  • Sidewalls
  • Ceilings
  • Bulkheads
  • Galleys
  • Lavatories
  • Cargo bay lining
  • Seating
  • Ducts

Aircraft structure

  • Fuselage
  • Wing panels
  • Moisture tight sandwich structures
  • Engine nacelles, fan blades, fan cases

 

Sales Managers

Thierry Rebot
Sales Manager Aerospace - Europe
+33 6 83 61 83 39 
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Lori Herren
Sales Manager Aerospace - North America
+1 925 872 5659 
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Customer testimonials

“By changing to TeXtreme® we saved an impressive amount of weight on the aircraft. After redoing FEM analysis and switching to TeXtreme® airframe ended in serial configuration up 50kg lighter compared to the prototype. The weight of smaller parts such as the stabilizer, elevator, rudder, spinner and landing gear doors, have in average been reduced by 60%. Weight savings of this magnitude are paramount in this category of aircraft as it allows us to builder and foremost faster airplane. Our aim is to use the best possible materials and TeXtreme® qualifies for this. Another benefit besides the weight savings and surface smoothness is the ease of handling TeXtreme®. It is really easy to work with TeXtreme® and it only gets better when you get to know this new fabric.“

- Vladimir Pekar, CEO at Shark Aero.


Stresses layer wise

 

  • 63% fewer layers in faces
  • 34% weight reduction

Image: Simulation of panels. ©Oxeon 2014.