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A History of Airplane Interior Materials

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 […]

Why More and More Industries Are Moving Toward Phthalate-Free Manufacturing

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.

Composite Materials 101: A Guide to Duracote's Advanced Material Solutions

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 […]

Antistatic vs. Static-Dissipative vs. Conductive vs. Insulative 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 known to harm people and […]

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 […]

UV curing is a fast, consistent and environmentally friendly alternative to more traditional thermal curing. But what is UV curing and how does it work? Keep reading to learn about the fastest-drying (and fastest-growing) cure in the industry.

Aisle view of passengers shoulders and seats on an airplane.

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.

The wing of a aircraft mid-flight with the SAI Global AS9100 Certified System logo

As aviation professionals know, AS9100 certified companies have earned the highest level of quality management system certification. Duracote is among them, reinforcing its role as one of the world’s most reliable aerospace components manufacturers.

Aircraft Flooring Materials: 2 Innovative Aircraft Interior Flooring Options

As an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of a wide-ranging selection of flexible materials, we develop cutting-edge flexible materials including laminated films, foams, and nonwoven fabrics with our specialized coatings and constructions.

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