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Simrit to Showcase Silicone Solutions for Aerospace at International Paris Air Show

Published on 2011-06-21. Author : SpecialChem

LE BOURGET, France -- Simrit, a leading global supplier of manufactured products for the aerospace industry, will showcase its range of silicone material solutions during the 49th International Paris Air Show held in Le Bourget, France from June 20 to 26. The aerospace-specific material portfolio, which includes high-temperature, low-density and fireproof silicone materials, offers customers innovative, low cost alternatives to current solutions.

"Silicone is an ideal material for the aerospace industry due to its ability to withstand extreme high and low temperatures, environmental hazards and common aerospace fluids," said Vinay Nilkanth, vice president global sales aerospace, Simrit. "Simrit is able to combine silicone's unique advantages with our extensive knowledge and capabilities in material development to create customized solutions that often times exceed specifications and customer expectations."

Simrit's latest material innovation is a vulcanized, high-temperature silicone rubber material used in a variety of aircraft applications, including grommets. The material is splash resistant to deterioration when exposed to typical aerospace fluids and suitable for a temperature range of minus 55°C to 260°C (intermittent to 300°C). With a minimum tensile strength of 600 pounds per square inch, the material also demonstrates excellent elongation (350 percent) and a Die B tear strength (45 pounds per inch).

Also included in the portfolio is Simrit's proprietary low-density silicone material. Developed as a cost-effective solution that provides superior weight reduction for global aerospace customers, the AMS 3302 and AMS 3303 material offers a 15 to 20 percent weight savings over similar materials. With a specific gravity of less than one, it is an ideal solution for numerous sealing applications, including airframe seals, without sacrificing other physical properties.

For environments requiring fireproof solutions (2000°F / 1094°C at 15 minutes), Simrit has developed a fire barrier silicone material that does not require expensive fabric layups, such as ceramic and aramid. Providing a cost-effective solution with maximum value, the seal can be manufactured without fabric with a minimum thickness of .250 inches (6.35 mm) down to 0.032 inches (.81 mm) by utilizing one layer of fiberglass fabric.

About Simrit

Simrit is part of Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies and offers an extensive portfolio of precision-manufactured products for the aerospace, agriculture, appliance, construction, energy, fluid power, mechanical power generation, mechanical power transmission and recreation markets.

Source: Simrit

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