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Solvay’s Metal-replacing Polyarylamide Meets Key Industry Std. for Aircraft Interiors

Published on 2016-09-30. Author : SpecialChem

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Solvay announced at CAMX 2016 that its Ixef® BM-1524 polyarylamide (PARA) is now qualified to the Boeing BMS 8-270 standard governing polyamides for aircraft interiors.

Opportunities for Structural Components

This new listing expands opportunities for light-weighting through metal replacement for designers of aircraft interior components, and offers a more cost-effective, easily processed and structurally superior alternative to conventional plastics such as polyetherimide (PEI).

Ixef® BM-1524 PARA

Armin Klesing, Global Business Development Manager for Aerospace at Solvay’s Specialty Polymers business unit, said:
“Ixef® BM-1524 PARA is an important new complement to Solvay’s broad portfolio of specialty polymers for aircraft interiors. Its unique mechanical and processing performance offers broader design latitudes for a wide range of aircraft interior components, which helped make its certification a priority for Boeing. Today, Ixef® PARA is well-positioned to become the material of choice for commercial aircraft interior applications where cost-effective light-weighting is a key driver in polymer specification.”

Federal Aviation Administration Standard


Ixef® BM-1524 PARA meets Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 60-second vertical burn requirements per 14 CFR 25.853 Appendix F, as well as toxic gas emission requirements under BSS7239 and ABD0031.

® Ixef is a registered trademark of Solvay.

About Solvay Specialty Polymers


Solvay Specialty Polymers manufactures over 1500 products across 35 brands of high-performance polymers – fluoropolymers, fluoroelastomers, fluorinated fluids, semi-aromatic polyamides, sulfone polymers, aromatic ultra-high performance polymers, high barrier polymers and cross-linked high-performance compounds – for use in Aerospace, Alternative Energy, Automotive, Healthcare, Membranes, Oil and Gas, Packaging, Plumbing, Semiconductors, Wire & Cable, and other industries.

About Solvay


An international chemical and advanced materials company, Solvay assists its customers in innovating, developing and delivering high-value, sustainable products and solutions which consume less energy and reduce CO2 emissions, optimize the use of resources and improve the quality of life. Solvay serves diversified global end markets, including automotive and aerospace, consumer goods and healthcare, energy and environment, electricity and electronics, building and construction as well as industrial applications. Solvay is headquartered in Brussels with about 30,000 employees spread across 53 countries.

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Source: Solvay
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