3A Composites receives Airbus qualification for its structural foam

The company’s AIREX R82.80 rigid high performance core is suited for aerospace sandwich applications.

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3A Composites (Cham, Switzerland) has earned qualification from Airbus (Toulouse, France) for its AIREX R82.80 rigid high performance core, which is suited for aerospace sandwich applications due to its reported outstanding fire resistance, smoke density, heat release and toxic gas emission requirements such as FAR 25’853.

AIREX R82.80 follows lower density R82.60 in obtaining Airbus qualification. “We are excited to continue expanding our relationship with Airbus and delivering solutions to the aerospace industry,” says Eric Gauthier, president of global key accounts at 3A Composites Core Materials.

AIREX R82 is a thermoformable core material for use in structural applications that demand lightest weight, highest fire resistance, radar transparency or operation in extremely hot or cold environments.