Lightweight, Flame and Corrosion Resistant Solutions for Global Aerospace Industry
The global aerospace industry relies on the inherent flame resistance, lightweight strength and durability of DuPont™ Nomex® to help address the stringent safety standards and fuel efficiency requirements of commercial aircraft.
Honeycomb composites made of Nomex® can be found in a wide range of aerospace applications. From aircraft cabin floors, walls, ceilings, overhead bins and bulkheads to landing gear doors, leading and trailing edges on wings and helicopter rotor blades. Nomex® provides a flame and corrosion resistant solution that is stiff, strong, and lightweight.
In many aerospace applications, such as engine nacelles and wing-to-body fairings, honeycomb composites made of Nomex® have replaced heavier, weaker and corrosion-susceptible aluminum cores. This helps increase fuel efficiency and decrease maintenance costs.
Nomex® fibers and fabrics are used in interior wall and seat coverings to help meet aircraft interior flammability requirements. Building on a long history of delivering innovations to support the aerospace industry, DuPont introduced Nomex® XF High-Temperature Flame Barrier in 2013. Developed in response to customer needs for burn through-resistant aircraft insulation, this unique material is a key example of the DuPont commitment to protecting commercial aircraft and their passengers.
DuPont™ Nomex® and Kevlar® honeycomb composites and DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber in other forms helps provide lightweight strength, stiffness, toughness, corrosion resistance and other attributes, which bring high value-in-use to industries such as mass transportation, construction, and marine shipping.