AIREX® R82 - high performance structural foam

AIREX® R82 is a thermoplastic rigid foam with excellent fire resistance, low smoke emissions and toxicity. Other superior features are the outstanding dielectric properties, the excellent stiffness to weight ratio, low water absorption, and high durability. AIREX® R82 can be thermoformed to simple 3D structures and is highly suitable for structural sandwich components with stringent fire requirements, excellent radar transparency, or in extremely hot or cold environments.

Applications
  • Aerospace (interior fittings, cockpit doors, low temperature tanks, insulating covers, radomes, helicopter rotor blades, hull and wing components for sporting aircraft)
  • Rail and road vehicles (control stand, side skirts, roof panels, interior fittings)
  • Ship and boat construction (high-speed ferries, fire-resistant interior fittings, radomes)
  • Military (marine superstructures, antennas, communications equipment)
  • Industrial components (components subject to thermal stress (-194 °C to +160 °C), radomes, x-ray tables)
Properties
  • Fulfills highest fire requirements
  • Operating temperature from -194 °C to +160 °C
  • Is viscoplastic even at lowest temperatures
  • Low dielectric loss factor, excellent radar transparency
  • Good fatigue resistance
  • Extremely impact resistant (no brittle fracture behavior)
  • Thermoformable
  • Excellent sound absorption and thermal insulation

Processing
  • Hand lamination / spray lay-up
  • Adhesive bonding
  • Thermoforming
  • Pre-preg processing (up to 180 °C)

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