SABIC’s Specialties business produces a broad range of high-performance engineering thermoplastic resins, compounds, copolymers and additives that help our customers solve tough application challenges. In this session, we will present an overview of the portfolio offerings for commercial aircraft interiors including ULTEMTM polyetherimide (PEI) resins and LNPTM FST copolymer resins that provide industry leading performance in low flame, heat release, and smoke toxicity, and carbon fiber reinforced LNPTM compounds that enable opportunities for light-weighting.
Recent trends regarding surface cleaning and disinfecting and the effects on materials will also be discussed. We will share insights about the effects of UV-C radiation on thermoplastics and some new developments within our FST copolymer portfolio that can provide improved chemical resistance against powerful cleaning agents.
We will also highlight the capabilities of SABIC’s global application development centers that are available to assist customers with design and processing for aircraft applications. Examples will include the use of new ULTEMTM PEI powders for producing continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastics composites and the development of a prototype seat armrest made from hybrid thermoplastic composite materials.
Ed Kung is a Senior Manager for Technology and Innovation for SABIC’s Specialties business. In his current role, he leads a global product development team for LNP™ compounds and copolymers. Ed has worked for over 20 years in various product development and leadership roles at GE Plastics and then SABIC, including a previous role where he had responsibility for all technical material developments for the mass transportation industry. Ed holds a PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts.
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