- January 21, 2009
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA | A new lightweight thermal acoustic blanket (TAB) insulation system, constructed with Victrex APTIV PEEK-based covering film, meets the FAA fuselage “burn-through” barrier requirement for all aircraft manufactured after Sept. 1, 2009.
Insulation systems traditionally have consisted of fiberglass batting encapsulated in a plastic pillowcase covering. Standard thermal acoustic insulation must slow the propagation of fire in lower-intensity thermal environments. However, the new FAA requirement specifies that insulation surrounding the cargo bay also must be resistant to “burn-through” in an intense thermal environment like that of a fuel-fed fire.