USA. Bloomsburg, PA — April 7, 2014.— KYDEX, LLC today announced the release of a new addition to their product line of design-forward thermoplastics for aviation interiors. KYDEX® 6513 is a proprietary, innovative, high performance thermoplastic sheet specifically formulated to meet the safety needs of the aviation interiors industry while elevating aesthetic.
KYDEX® 6513 features an integral effect that is at once calming, while compelling and complex. Color is filtered through frost-like finish to extend luxe design. Hues shift with movement of passenger or part, defining geometry and plane. Because the effect reflects and refracts light, KYDEX® 6513 is ideal to use with LED lighting, yet dynamic on its own.
This product is the perfect complement to the KYDEX suite of sophisticated aviation interior products. Lydia Swan, KYDEX Director of Sales and Marketing explains, "KYDEX® 6513 is another offering from the KYDEX designLab® that helps designers achieve a cohesive, upscale cabin design that subtly contributes a personalized experience for the passenger. We can imagine an abundance of applications and benefits. It will reduce the appearance of overwhelming bulk in flat surfaces like large partitions or bulkheads. And, it is inherently calming—always a welcome touch in a crowded cabin. And, our designlab™ team will collaborate with every customer to customize the degree to which the effect highlights a feature in a finished part—opening up a wide realm of possibilities."
KYDEX® 6513 meets all fire retardancy requirements set forth in Federal Aviation Regulations 25.853 paragraphs (a) and (d) (old (c)) including low heat release (65 / 65) in the OSU rate of heat release test. Its excellent properties make it the ideal material to form two and three-dimensional aircraft components. Applications for the product include accent pieces and design elements, armrests, tray tables, kick panels, and monitor shrouds. It is available in a variety of thicknesses and virtually limitless custom colors. The KYDEX® 6513 data sheet is at www.kydex.com/products