Sunday, March 31, 2019

USA. Bloomsburg, PA—March 26, 2019— SEKISUI SPI launches KYDEX® FST, a polycarbonate thermoplastic sheet for production of aircraft interior components.

KYDEX® FST is an advanced polymer that has the colour creation capabilities of SEKISUI SPI’s designLab®. Its wide processing window and ease of thermoforming makes it ideal for complex parts, and it is available in custom colours not typically available in high performance polycarbonate products. The addition of KYDEX® FST to SEKISUI SPI’s aviation portfolio expands its offering of thermoplastic materials for every interior application.

In addition to availability in a wide range of colours and effects, this specialty PC-copolymer sheet is produced using SEKISUI SPI’s Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) process, ensuring small minimum order quantities and the short lead times expected in this demanding market.

Combine this QRM process with reliable, long-term supply assurance and high-quality advanced polymer technology, and the opportunities for aviation interiors are plentiful. KYDEX® FST is formulated to meet all OEM requirements for aircraft interior components. It delivers excellent formability and a sophisticated finish while meeting the flammability and smoke development requirements outlined in Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) 25.853 paragraphs (a) and (d) and the toxicity requirements for Airbus (ABD0031) and Boeing (BSS7239).

“With the KYDEX® FST line, our aviation interior partners have a fully compliant material that meets a complex set of regulations while also having the reliable quality and supply chain that they’re used to with SEKISUI SPI,” said Ben Smalley, Aviation Market Business Manager, SEKISUI SPI. “Designers can realize multi-faceted, layered designs with low minimums and custom colour using the entire product line.”

The fully compliant KYDEX® FST suite includes:

  • KYDEX® FST— Opaque aviation sheet
  • KYDEX® FST 03— Pearlescent aviation sheet
  • KYDEX® FST CTL—Tinted colour/translucent aviation sheet

KYDEX® FST material is produced exclusively by SEKISUI SPI. Visit stand #5D40 at AIX 2019 in Hamburg to learn more about SEKISUI SPI’s KYDEX® FST product line.


SEKISUI SPI is a global thermoplastics leader that is changing manufacturing for the 21st century by challenging how to think, design, and create as a master supplier. Fueled by a team of over 300 dedicated professionals, SEKISUI SPI serves customers in 34 countries across a diverse spectrum of major industries including aviation, transportation, medical, agriculture and heavy equipment, and industrial equipment housings. With the collective power of KYDEX® and ALLEN® Thermoplastics product brands, we provide a unique understanding built on deeper perspectives, resulting in better solutions for all. SEKISUI SPI is part of SEKISUI Chemical Company, an $11 billion global leader in plastics and chemicals. Visit for more information.