General Plastics to Highlight FR-3800 FST Aerospace Foam Core Series at Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas, Nov 4-5, 2015
Leading high-density polyurethane foam supplier also featuring its FAA-certified testing and build-to-print capabilities
TACOMA, Wash., Oct. 26, 2015 – General Plastics Manufacturing Company will be at the largest dedicated aircraft interiors event in the Americas on November 4-5 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Booth 418. The longtime supplier to aerospace OEMs and Tier 1 and Tier 2 companies will feature the LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3800 FST, its fire, smoke, toxicity (FST) and Ohio State University (OSU) compliant polyurethane foam core, as well as its build-to-print gap management and custom parts program.
General Plastics has long prided itself on providing high-performing products that help improve aircraft interior functionality and aesthetics, while reducing cost and meeting fire safety requirements.
“We are unique in that we have a state-of-the-art sampling and testing facility to test our materials,” says General Plastics’ Vice President of Materials Technology, Mitch Johnson. “We are extremely diligent in testing to ensure that our products meet fire safety requirements, and that foam properties are never compromised in the process.”
Attendees can also expect to learn about General Plastics’ testing capabilities as well as its custom molded parts program.
About LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3800 FST Performance Core Series
The halogen-free LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3800 FST Performance Core polyurethane foam series is ideal for commercial aircraft interiors, and can be used in conjunction with other materials. The material’s cellular and crosslinked structure equates to a high strength-to-weight ratio, and complies with the Ohio State University (OSU) 65/65 heat release standard, FAA flame and smoke regulations, and aircraft manufacturer toxicity requirements. This product can be used in a variety of aerospace interior applications, such as sandwich core aircraft interior components, lightweight flyaway parts, edge closeouts and hard points in composite panels.
About General Plastics’ Molded Parts Program
General Plastics’ proven build-to-print capabilities and high-capacity production facilities enable it to scale production from small runs of specialty parts to ongoing, high-volume OEM and Tier 1 and Tier 2 parts programs. Custom molded parts are manufactured from flame-retardant, self-extinguishing and self-skinning flexible urethane foam materials. Typical molded parts include various flight deck components, bin-to-bin closeout seals, header seals, and arm rest pads to name a few.
About General Plastics’ Testing services
A dedicated Testing Services group offers a wide range of flammability, mechanical, thermal and developmental tests in General Plastics’ on-site testing laboratory. These include an FAA-certified flammability testing facility and local access to FAA-Designated Engineering Representatives. All tests are conducted using calibrated equipment that is traceable to NIST.