Posted by Laird Plastics on 6th Feb 2023
Exploring the Benefits of Tecanyl VH2 PPE for Maximum Protection
Introduction to Tecanyl VH2 PPE
Tecanyl VH2 PPE (polyphenylene ether) is a high-performance plastic designed for aerospace interiors. It is a flame-retardant, non-halogenated polymer that offers superior dimensional stability and superior resistance to creep and fatigue. Tecanyl VH2 is used in aircraft interior cabins, as well as in other aerospace applications, including aerospace plastics, aircraft interiors and aerospace plastics. In this article, we will explore the benefits of Tecanyl VH2 and PPE plastics for maximum protection.
What is Tecanyl VH2?
Tecanyl VH2 is an advanced plastic designed for use in aerospace applications. It is a non-halogenated, flame-resistant polymer that is based on polyphenylene, which is composed of extended chains of connected phenylene rings held together by ether linkages. This arrangement gives Tecanyl VH2 its top-notch characteristics, such as its dimensional solidity, resistance to deformation under load, and its flame retardancy. Polyphenylene Ether (PPE) is a thermoplastic, linear, and non-crystalline polyether that is combined with polystyrene to enhance and reinforce the material's toughness. Scientifically known as Polyphenylene Ether, this item is manufactured in standard shapes to be machined and can be extruded in sheet and rod forms. It has a remarkable low water absorption and thus, excellent electrical insulation properties. PPE is also resistant to water, most salt solutions, acids, as well as bases. It possesses superb chemical resistance, outstanding dimensional steadiness, high mechanical and dielectric strength, as well as low water absorption. PPE is suitable for a range of uses such as aerospace applications, diffusion pump fluids, high vacuum fluids, formulating jet engine lubricants, heat transfer fluids, and polymer films. In terms of design, polyphenylene plastics are extremely versatile and can be molded into complex shapes and sizes, allowing for unique and creative designs that would otherwise be impossible
Benefits of Tecanyl VH2 PPE
Polyphenylene plastics have revolutionized aerospace design, providing a strong and lightweight material for manufacturing components of aircraft, spacecraft, and rockets. It has an extremely high-temperature performance and is resistant to wear and tear and can withstand harsh environmental conditions. Additionally, PPE is non-flammable, making them safe to use in fuel tanks, engines, and other combustible materials. Tecanyl VH2’s superior dimensional stability, allows it to maintain its shape under heavy loads and vibration, making it ideal for use in aircraft cabins, such as aircraft seats and aircraft galleys, as well as doors and aircraft windows. It possesses superb chemical resistance, outstanding dimensional steadiness, high mechanical and dielectric strength, as well as low water absorption. PPE is suitable for a range of uses such as aerospace applications, diffusion pump fluids, high vacuum fluids, formulating jet engine lubricants, heat transfer fluids, and polymer films. Additionally, PPE plastics are recyclable materials, making it an environmentally friendly choice for aerospace.
Tecanyl VH2 Certification
This material is manufactured from a specially formulated polyphenylene ether plastic and has high tensile strength and elongation. It is flame retardant and smokeless. It is used for interior cabin applications such as the handrail, aircraft galley, and even the flight deck itself. The material's favorable flame and smoke generation characteristics make it suitable for applications in aircraft interior spaces such as the galley, bathrooms, and even in the flight deck itself. Also available in grey as a custom run item.
FAR 25.853 Appendix F, Part 1, (a), 1, (i) (Air)
- Passes 60 second and 12 second vertical test
- Passes FAA Smoke Density test
- Passes Toxicity – Draeger tube
ASTM E162 (Rail)
- Flame Spread Index ~ 15
ASTM E662 (Air/Rail)
- Ds @ 1.5 min 11-13 passes FAR 25.853
- Ds @ 4.0 min 20-40 passes FAR 25.853
- Ds @ 20 min 73 – 106 meets FRA requirements
Overall, polyphenylene plastics have greatly improved aerospace design and manufacturing, providing a strong and lightweight material that is cost-effective and can withstand extreme temperatures and environmental conditions.