Manufactured exclusively by Evonik Foams, SOLIMIDE polyimide insulation foams are recognized worldwide as the material of choice for solving tough problems in the aircraft and aerospace industry.
Engineered to provide an exceptional combination of advantages, these fiber-free foams deliver long-term, superior performance in demanding environments.
Qualities of SOLIMIDE polyimide foams include:
Originally used by the NASA space shuttle program because of their low weight and flame-resistant properties, SOLIMIDE foams have evolved to support the performance demands of the aircraft industry.
Today, these foams continue to address the needs of industry giants such as Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer, Lockheed, Motorola, Agusta, Eurocopter and Sikorsky Helicopter.
High performance SOLIMIDE insulation foams are used on medium and long-haul passenger jets, business jets, regional jets, turboprop aircraft, helicopters, freighters and military craft, as well as in NASA aerospace systems.
All products meet the flammability requirements of FAR 25.856 (a).
Manufactured exclusively by Evonik Foams, SOLIMIDE foams possess multiple advantages over other foam insulation options.
The foams maintain room temperature flexibility and mechanical properties over a wide operating temperature range from -310°F (-190°C) to +575°F (+300°C) and do not degrade in these atmospheres.
Even when used in high humidity areas, SOLIMIDE foams exhibit no change in thermal and acoustical properties.
The lightweight foam's open cell structure delivers higher acoustic absorption coefficients than closed cell or solid surface material, creating an obvious advantage - maximum acoustic absorption with minimal thickness and lower weight.
Available in densities as low as 0.34lb/ft³, specifying SOLIMIDE foam as cockpit, cabin, duct, fuselage blanket, or under-floor insulation results in weight reduction, reduced fuel consumption and the ability to carry maximum payload.
In addition, the product has excellent in-service durability, even in hostile and high humidity environments, reducing lifecycle cost.
Polyimide foam products include AC-530, AC-540, AC-550, HT-340 and Densified HT. They can be easily molded, die-cut or formed into virtually any size and shape.
Also, the aircraft foams are self-supporting and available in retrofit kits, allowing faster, easier installation.
SOLIMIDE polyimide foams are sold through an international network of authorized distributors, and the sales and marketing team of Evonik Foams assists customers with SOLIMIDE foam application development and technical support.
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