Meeting the Demands of the Healthcare Industry: An Overview of Medical-Grade Vinyl Fabric Applications Imagine lying on a hospital bed or sitting on a medical chair, cushioned by a material that not only offers ultimate comfort but also battles bacteria and is a breeze to clean. Sound too good to be true? Welcome to the […]
How To Choose the Right Manufacturer for Advanced Aerospace Interiors In the world of aerospace, precision and performance aren’t just buzzwords—they are mandates. Aerospace interiors form an integral part of any aircraft, ensuring the safety, comfort, and functionality for its occupants. With more than $28 billion spent each year on aircraft interiors, their importance is […]
Fire-Resistant vs. Fire-Retardant Materials: Understanding the Differences and Benefits When it comes to fire safety, there are two terms that are often used interchangeably but actually refer to two different types of materials with distinct properties: fire-resistant and fire-retardant.While both provide some level of protection against fire, understanding the differences between these materials can help […]
What Is NTF? A Comprehensive Guide to Aircraft Non-Textile Flooring Materials Non-textile flooring materials have become an increasingly popular choice for use in aircraft due to their superior performance, durability, and safety characteristics. While traditional textile materials such as carpet and upholstery have been used for many years in the aviation industry, non-textile materials are […]
Cleanroom Standards and Requirements Cleanrooms are valuable tools for production facilities and laboratories, especially those specializing in pharmaceuticals, precision electronics and other highly sensitive materials. Having and maintaining the proper level of control of your cleanroom environment is critical for product quality and the safety of employees and customers. In this article, we will take […]
Curious about the aerospace plastics market and industry? Find out the latest in aerospace materials market trends and statistics on aerospace plastics by checking out this article. Learn more from the industry experts at Duracote today!
A History of Airplane Interior Materials Airplanes have made significant advances in the last hundred years, especially when it comes to airplane interior materials. Throughout airplane history, engineers have had to overcome extreme strength and thermal resistance challenges with the use of increasingly sophisticated materials. Today, manufacturers like Duracote are developing advanced aircraft composite materials […]
Industrial manufacturing is steadily moving toward green manufacturing and away from the use of phthalates. In this article, we will take a look at phthalates — what they are, what they’ve been used for, what health risks are associated with using phthalate products and why industries are moving toward phthalate-free manufacturing.
Duracote is known as an innovative manufacturer of custom advanced material solutions using composite materials. We use the latest technologies and performance materials to create engineered product solutions for a variety of industries. Our custom designed products are engineered to fulfill all your requirements. In this article, we will explore some of the advanced material solutions in Duracote’s impressive portfolio of products for the transportation industry.
A Guide to Duracote’s Helicopter Interior Materials In 2019, the global helicopter market topped $48 billion, with that number expected to grow to $68 billion by 2027. Choosing the right flooring materials for your helicopter interior is critical. Whether you’re in the civil, military or medevac sectors, weight reduction and high-wear non-textile flooring are key […]
Anti Static Material vs. Static Dissipative Materials – All About ESD Materials Materials are classified as antistatic vs. static dissipative vs. conductive vs. insulative based on how quickly electricity moves through them — or their resistance to electric charges, also known as surface resistivity. This classification is used in environments where electrostatic discharge (ESD) is […]
How do you choose the best thermal insulation material? We’ll discuss the different types of thermal insulation products and how to find the right heat insulation material for your project.
Thermal Blanket vs. Acoustic Blanket Solutions HVAC, ancillary building system equipment and aircraft components all generate large amounts of both sound and heat. If they are not properly controlled, both of these conditions can greatly disturb the comfort, productivity and safety of building occupants. What is the solution? Acoustic blanket and thermal blanket systems. In […]
Choosing the right healthcare fabrics for your products is an important decision. Explore the uses for medical fabrics and learn what characteristics are essential in the fabric textile products you select.
An airplane creates a lot of noise. Soundproofing materials were created to combat this issue. Sound absorbers and sound barriers both reduce unwanted sound, but they do so through vastly different means.
Fire retardant material is not fireproof, but it does resist ignition. While no material is entirely fireproof, high-quality fire retardant materials can help slow the spread of fires, providing precious escape time in an emergency.
Could a thermally fused laminate finish make your product more appealing? Learn about the types and advantages of TFLs and how Duracote can help you meet your goals.
Aircraft interior materials play an important role in the health, wellness and safety of passengers and crew. When choosing your materials, there are a few considerations to take into account.