Ever evolving, the global aerospace and defense industry requires superior products that solve the growing need for improved safety, noise reduction, vibration damping, sealing and comfort advancement. Armacell’s wide range of engineered foams helps create specialized foam products that provide solutions to the challenges of flight.
Bringing more than half a century of science, expertise and innovation to foam technology, Armacell has the expertise to create specialized foam products in sheets, rolls or blocks, called “buns.” Most of our foam materials can be cut to various shapes to fulfill a variety of customer needs, including laminating to other materials to create high-performance composites. Flame resistant and customizable, our foam materials can be used in multiple aerospace sealing and padding applications throughout the airplane cabin and mechanical or service compartments.
Our technical team is well-versed in the requirements and application of foams within the aerospace industry. Armacell continuously works to improve testing standards so that we can always meet the changing needs of the aerospace industry and its suppliers. Armacell makes products meeting flame-resistance requirements according to CFR Title 14, Chapter 1, part 25, sec.25.853 – Appendix F(d) (3) (ii) (aka FAR 25.853 Vertical 12 second burn test).
Armacell is continuously working to improve our products and foam formulations so we may always navigate the safety needs of the aerospace industry and its suppliers. A number of EnsoLite®, ArmaSport® and Monarch® products are listed as approved products that meet the requirements of various Airbus, Bombardier, Boeing, De Havilland, FAA, FAR, Hawker Beechcraft, Gulfstream, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman specifications. Raytheon, a U.S. defense contractor, has a material standard specification for cellular rubber sheets and strips and some of Armacell’s Monarch products have also been tested to this specification.
Typical Applications for Aerospace
- Seals Between Mating Surfaces
- Sound Damping or Sealing Tape
- Vibration and Noise Control
- Pads or Cushioning
- Fabricated Gaskets and Seals
- Rubber Stripping
Did you know that Armacell’s ArmaFlex® pipe insulation was used in Destiny, the U.S. Laboratory attached to the International Space Station? Our foam insulation keeps the AC cooling lines from sweating or freezing in space.
Everywhere you are – at work or play, home or leisure – Armacell is there with you. With solutions that conserve energy, reduce noise levels, keep food fresh or add comfort and safety. Armacell products improve the quality of life for people everywhere.