3A Composites has won qualification from Airbus for its AIREX R82.80 rigid core.
3A Composites has won qualification from Airbus for its AIREX R82.80 rigid core.

3A Composites has won qualification from Airbus for its AIREX R82.80 rigid core, which is suitable for aerospace sandwich applications due to fire resistance. According to the company, it exceeds flammability, smoke density, heat release, and toxic gas emission requirements such as FAR 25’853.

‘We are excited to continue expanding our relationship with Airbus and delivering solutions to the aerospace industry,’ said Eric Gauthier, president of global key accounts at 3A Composites Core Materials.

AIREX R82 also has improved strength and stiffness to weight ratios, high impact resistance, improved dielectric properties, and very low moisture absorption, 3A Composites says. It is a thermoformable core material suitable for structural applications that require lightweight, fire resistance, radar transparency or operation in hot or cold environments.

This story is reprinted from material from 3A, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.