The requirements for non-flammable materials in aircraft are mainly concentrated in the passenger cabins and cargo bays. However, there are numerous potential sources of fire in an aircraft, particularly as a greater proportion of the airframe and fittings necessarily become manufactured in flammable materials in order to reduce weight and enhance fuel efficiency.
Alterations to an aircraft with an existing air worthiness certificate are necessarily protracted to ensure passenger safety. Charon™ flame retardants can assist with design modifications when required by new safety requirements both for existing aircraft and new designs.
While there are other resins and materials used in the interior of an aircraft, Charon™ is known to work in the following systems:
- Charon™ LFR can flame retard polyester composites and significantly reduce smoke emission.
- Charon™ LFR allows the production of flame retardant epoxy prepregs.
- Charon™ LFR allows the production of flame retardant and fire protective PU coatings.
- Charon™ LFR produces flame retardant and fire protective polysiloxane sealants and quite remarkable fuselage burn through protection.
- Charon™ LFR can fire protect latex based products for back coating carpets and seat covers.
- Charon™ LFR can create outstanding flexible coatings for protecting seat fabrics including thermoplastic types.
- Charon™ LFR can produce excellent rigid and flexible foams for passing any fire test including the CRIB 7 seat test.
- Charon™ PCP creates excellent high quality varnishes and coatings for the overcoating and protection of wood panelling and all composite substrates.
- Charon™ PPEs allow the creation of latent cured Phenolic composites and foams with outstanding fire performance that is far superior to the conventional curing systems