EUROPLEX® PPSU SHEETS
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SHEETS FOR AIRCRAFT APPLICATIONS
Thanks to their outstanding fire performance, EUROPLEX® PPSU sheets are used in the interior of airplanes. The sheets are available in opaque and transparent flameproof versions. In addition to FST (Flame/Smoke/Tox) requirement according to FAR 25.853 and ABD 0031, they also meet the specifications of the so-called OSU Heat Release Test (FAR 25.853 (d)). As a result, EUROPLEX® PPSU is a preferred material for large-scale components in aircraft cabins. Its high stability and resistance to chemicals are additional pluses for this area of application. The opaque sheets feature a matte surface structure (hair cell) and are available in a variety of colors. The transparent sheets have a smooth surface on both sides and also come in different colors. As an additional option, sheets may be ordered with functional surface coatings, for example with scratchproof coatings. The sheets can be processed with customary plastic processing equipment. The opaque material is typically used in paneling for walls, doors, and ceilings, while transparent sheets are used in the window elements of the cabin.
suitable for permanent service up to 190°C due to high heat deflection temperature
excellent mechanical properties over a wide temperature range (also at low temperatures).
outstanding chemical resistance compared to other amorphous materials
VIRTUALLY HIGH-PERFORMANCE MATERIAL FOR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
The preferred alternative for instrument containers
In medicine, EUROPLEX® PPSU sheets are primarily used as storage systems for surgical instruments. The material is ideally suited for this purpose:
Highly durable and impact resistant, even in cold temperatures
Able to withstand more than 1,000 cycles of steam sterilization, including in conjunction with morpholine
Excellent resistance to hydrolysis and chemicals
Non-flammable, UL94 V0 from thicknesses of 0.8 mm
Meets FDA, USP Class VI and ISO 10993 requirements for use in the food industry and in medicine
Clear organization prevents OP errors
Containers made of PPSU sheets can be manufactured in small series for instrument sets or implants. They are thus organizers, allow an overview, and provide peace of mind in everyday operating room conditions. Thanks to the transparent lids, contents can be easily identified, and the clearly arranged instruments help prevent errors. The material is also available in different colors for unmistakable container assignment.
PPSU sheets are made into containers in thermal processes. This manufacturing method has significant advantages over injection molding and metal containers used in the past:
Quicker, more flexible and cost-effective mold making
Conventional tools can be used for processing
Production of small series is much cheaper than injection molding
HEAT-RESISTANT – STABLE – FLAMEPROOF
Transparent EUROPLEX® PPSU sheets are an excellent material for the visors of firefighter helmets and other protective helmet.
Helmet visors made of PPSU sheets are transparent, virtually indestructible by mechanical impact, highly heat-resistant, resistant to chemicals and have excellent fire performance profiles.
The thin sheets can either be cold-bent for this application or shaped in warm conditions for a more precise helmet fit.