Alternative sandwich-panel decorative films were investigated as replacements for the polyvinyl fluoride currently used in aircraft interiors. Candidate films were studied for flammability, smoke emission, selected toxic gas emission, flame spread, and suitability as a printing surface for the decorative acrylic ink system. Several of the candidate films tested were flame-modified polyvinyl fluoride, polyvinylidene fluoride, polyimide, polyamide, polysulfone, polyphenylsulfone, polyethersulfone, polybenzimidazole, polycarbonate, polyparabanic acid, polyphosphazene, polyetheretherketone, and polyester. The films were evaluated as pure films only, films silk-screened with an acrylic ink, and films adhered to a phenolic fiberglass substrate. Films which exhibited the highest fire-resistant properties included PEEK polyetheretherketone, Aramid polyamide and ISO-BPE polyester.

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    • This paper was presented at the Eighth International Conference on Fire Safety, January 17-21, 1983, Millbrae, California.
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    Technomic Publishing Company, Incorporated

    265 Post Road West
    Westport, CT  United States  06880
  • Authors:
    • Kourtides, D A
  • Publication Date: 1983-5

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  • Accession Number: 00387775
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 422
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM