PLEXIGLAS® and EUROPLEX® for Aviation

Made for mile-high requirements

Whether ultralight aircraft, helicopters or large commercial aircraft: materials in aircraft construction must withstand the highest stresses. They must offer extreme design freedom, withstand temperature fluctuations - and weigh as little as possible. One of the main challenges: Reducing fuel consumption through weight savings without compromising safety.

As the world leader in acrylic technology and sheet manufacturing facilities, PLEXIGLAS® and EUROPLEX® come together to meet the aircraft transparencies and the aircraft interior needs of the aviation markets. PLEXIGLAS® has a full line of sheet products that can meet the many needs of helicopter, general aviation, commercial aircraft and military aircraft windows and transparencies. EUROPLEX® high performance sheet products meet many of the most constringent requirement for aircraft interiors.

 

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EUROPLEX® for aviation interior

Customised solutions for every application

EUROPLEX® PPSU

Ideal for large-area interior fittings: The opaque panels are suitable for cladding elements in wall, door and ceiling areas and are available in many colours.

Excellent fire safety: In addition to the FST requirements according to FAR 25.853 and ABD 0031, the OSU Heat Release Test (FAR 25.853 (d)) is also fulfilled.

High heat resistance: The material has excellent mechanical properties in continuous use up to 190 °C.

EUROPLEX® F

For a wide range of interior applications: The crystal-clear or opaque material is available in over 100 colors and can be easily processed into moulded parts, e.g. for aircraft seats, using the vacuum thermoforming process.

High fire resistance: The sheets meet the FST requirements according to FAR 25.853 and ABD 0031 and weigh only 1.2 g/cm3.

Low specific weight: The density of the material is only 1.2 g/cm3.


PLEXIGLAS® for aircraft glazing

Made for mile-high requirements

Whether ultralight aircraft, a helicopter or huge commercial aircraft: materials in aircraft construction must withstand the highest stresses. They have to withstand extreme temperature changes, protect against intense UV radiation, be weather-resistant and robust - and weigh as little as possible. One of the main challenges: Reducing fuel consumption through weight savings without compromising safety.

Aircraft transparencies were one of the first applications for PLEXIGLAS® sheets due to its lightweight, resistance to thermal shock, and excellent optical clarity and mechanical properties.

As a result, PLEXIGLAS® acrylic sheets have been used extensively in aircraft transparencies for many years.

Properties and Applications

Cast aviation grade sheets are used for glazing, edge-lit-panels, wing-tip lenses, and other transparent applications. PLEXIGLAS® aviation grade sheets possess the following properties:

  • Excellent light transmission and brilliance
  • Outstanding weather resistance
  • 100 % recycling ability
  • Ease of fabrication
  • High surface hardness
  • Light weight – half the weight of glass
  • 11 times more shatter resistant than glass

Sales range - Specialized materials that are reliable and durable Grades

The aviation acrylic sheet products include: PLEXIGLAS® GS 249 aviation grade, which is a cross-linked acrylic sheet. PLEXIGLAS® GS 249 meets AECMA 4365. Furthermore it is qualified by the US Navy to meet Military Specification MIL-PRF-8184 as a Type I, Class 2 material.

As such, it is also acceptable for Type II and Class 1 applications. PLEXIGLAS® GS 245 aviation acrylic sheet meets AECMA 4364 and is qualified by the US Navy to Military Specification MIL-PRF-5425.

PLEXIGLAS® Stretched is qualified to AECMA 4366 as well as MIL-P-25690.

In support of Roehm’s full line of aviation acrylics, we offer our customers competent application- specific advice, custom-tailored solutions, and compliance with all relevant standards and specifications.

PLEXIGLAS® inspires

PLEXIGLAS® for aviation

When every second counts

When rescue helicopters take off, a few seconds can make all the difference. Whether they’re responding to a car accident in a city center, flying on a rescue mission in the mountains, or battling strong winds at sea—the extreme conditions place very high demands on the material.

Aircraft of the future

Autonomous air taxis, panorama aircraft: Aviation is undergoing a transformation – and with it, the requirements of the materials used are also changing.

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„Promoting innovations in the aircraft industry“

In the future, larger PLEXIGLAS® sheets for aircraft glazing will provide passengers with a better view. Additionally, they increase the production efficiency of traditional cabin windows.

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Clear view for glider pilots

Howling wind instead of engine noise: Gliding is one of the purest ways of flying. A single-piece cockpit canopy made from PLEXIGLAS® ensures an excellent view of the surroundings and air traffic.

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