In the aerospace industry, parts, components, and materials are classified as life-critical. There is no compromise when it comes to adherence to standards and specifications, as even the slightest miscalculation can have disastrous consequences. Because quality is so essential, companies must be certified by several organizations and demonstrate compliance with best practices before they can even begin to render services for this industry.
At Tex Tech Industries, we specialize in the development and manufacturing of high-performance fire blocking materials for seats in the aircraft industry. The efficiency of our fire blockers lies in the specially engineered, flame- resistant CarbonX material. This was uniquely formulated through extensive research and development to deliver maximum durability and enhanced thermal resistance.
We draw on over three decades of industry experience to manufacture fire blocking layers that exceed the various stringent standards and regulations of the aerospace industry.
What You Need to Know About Fire Blocking Materials
All nonmetallic seat parts and components must meet the requirements of FAR 25.853. The use of fire blocking textiles is further stressed in FAR 121, Amendment 184, which stipulates that seat covers must comply with 25.853(c). Compliance with these specifications requires the use of specialized fabric to encapsulate the seat foam material.
Our fire blocking layers are custom- made and can be used on a variety of seating styles and arrangements for crew, first class, business, class, and economy. The material’s durability has been thoroughly tested and proven to eliminate or control the spread of fires and fire-borne toxins. Additionally, our solutions are resistant to wear, abrasion, and punctures, which can all expose the flammable underlying foam layer.
Tex Tech’s fire blocking layer is constructed from inherently fire- resistant fibers with a woven scrim component on one side for added abrasion resistance. All non-woven materials, including blending, felting, and finishing, are produced by our in-house manufacturing team and are strictly controlled through our quality assurance procedures and processes. We can also modify the material thickness and other properties as per the desired specifications.
Our fire blocking layers are also among the lightest on the market, with weights ranging from 0.022 lbs/ft2 (105 g/m2) to 0.076 lbs/ft2 (370 g/m2) and thicknesses ranging from 0.030 in (1.14 mm) to 0.070in (1.778 m) depending on the application.
We thoroughly test all our fire blocking solutions based off of various widely adopted specifications for the aerospace, rail, and mass transit industries. This ensures that our products are suitable for use in any international application. Tex Tech’s fire blocking seat layers currently meet or exceed the following regulations and standards:
o FAR 25.8853 (a)
o FAA Smoke Density FAR 25.853 (d)
o AITM 3.0005 Gas Toxicity
o AITM 2.0007B Smoke Density
o BSS 7239 Gas Toxicity
o BSS 7238
o FAR25.853 Heat Release (OSU 65/65)
- Rail/Mass Transit
- ASTM E 162
- ASTM E 662
- CA 133
- BSS 7239
- FVMSS 302 Flame TS
o EASA STDS
o ABD 0031
- Rail/Mass Transit
o BS 476, BS 6853 and EN 45545
o Smoke Density
o TB/T3237-2010 Clause 4.3 GB/T8323.2-2008
o Oxygen Index
o GB/T 5454-1997
o Burn Behaviour
o Toxicity Gas Analysis
o TB/T 3237-2010
Learn More in Our eBook
With our knowledge and experience of high-performance materials and fiber blending, our team can design and manufacture fire-resistant materials to meet the most demanding applications in the aerospace industry. Learn more about our aerospace solutions in our eBook here.