Over the years SEKISUI KYDEX has evolved from being a raw materials supplier to a critical solution provider for aviation customers. Throughout this evolution, their partners expressed the importance of the AS9100:D certification. On January 10, 2023, SEKISUI KYDEX achieved the AS9100:D certification.

SEKISUI KYDEX AS9100:D Certification

AS9100 series is the industry-recognized set of standards for quality assurance and risk management for those organizations involved with the design, development, production, installation, and servicing in the aviation, space and defense (AS&D) sectors. The standard is based on the internationally recognized ISO9001 standard, which provides suppliers with requirements for creating and maintaining a comprehensive quality system for providing safe and reliable products to the ASD industry, as well as civil and military aviation requirements. For more information visit: iaqg.org IAQG – International Aerospace Quality Group.

SEKISUI KYDEX is proud to be a global manufacturer in the aviation industry and is committed to our strategic partnerships. While ISO standards have long been rooted at the core of our business, being AS9100:D certified allows us to further strengthen our partnerships and enhance our service offerings in the aviation interiors market” says Ben Smalley, Director of Aviation and Design. 

SEKISUI KYDEX underwent extensive auditing by a third-party entity to ensure their Quality Management Systems (QMS) meet the compliance requirements of AS9100:D. They recently passed the audit to achieve the new certification, in addition to their current ISO9001 Quality Management System (QMS) and ISO14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) certifications. While SEKISU KYDEX has always followed these practices, when a company is officially certified to the AS9100:D standard, they are proven to exhibit improved decision making, increased efficiencies, strong supplier relationships, continuous improvement habits, and reduce operational risks.

Julie Hart, ISO, Environmental and Safety Manager said, “achieving AS9100:D certification goes beyond being certified to a standard. There is a lot of thought and equity behind the certifications SEKISUI KYDEX chooses to pursue. The AS9100:D certification aligns with our goals to achieve more than our customers can imagine, increase efficiency, expedite decision making using data, strengthen our supplier relationships, engage employees, and ingrain continuous improvement into our processes. We are thrilled to achieve the official AS9100:D certification.”


SEKISUI KYDEX innovates and creates sustainable thermoplastic material solutions for the next generation of product design. SEKISUI Chemical’s corporate commitment to Speed, Service, and Superiority is realized through the KYDEX® Thermoplastics business model of manufacturing bespoke materials with short lead times in small quantities. This Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) model at three manufacturing campuses expands beyond thermoplastic sheet. The KYDEX® portfolio also includes injection molding resins, proprietary Infused Imaging™ technology, integral special effects, unique textures, and custom products and design. The SEKISUI KYDEX appLab™ and designLab® Innovation Centers are collaborative spaces for clients and customers to bring the supply chain together for rapid prototyping and design development. These spaces are the bridge between engineering and art. More than 300 dedicated professionals in Bloomsburg, PA, and Holland, MI, working with a global network of sales and distribution partners, are committed to delivering more than their customers can imagine. Visit www.kydex.com for more information.