CompositesWorld firming up speakers for aircraft interiors conference

CompositesWorld's High-Performance Composites for Aircraft Interiors conference, Oct. 2-3 in Seattle, Wash., USA, will cover use of thermosets, thermoplastics and next-generation core material for use in aircraft interiors applications.

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CompositesWorld, publisher of High-Performance Composites, Composites Technology and the CompositesWorld Weekly newsletter, reports that it has several speakers confirmed for its High-Performance Composites for Aircraft Interiors conference, Oct. 2-3, co-located with Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas 2013 in Seattle, Wash., USA.

At CompositesWorld’s 2013 High-Performance Composites for Aircraft Interiors, new developments in the fields of high-temperature and fire-resistant applications, including recent changes in FAA FST requirements for materials of construction and potential solutions to meet those, will be discussed by composite industry innovators. Presentations about breakthroughs in thermoset and thermoplastic resin systems are planned, as well as new developments in core, such as Nomex and Kevlar honeycomb, and adhesive bonding and curing advances for these advanced composites.

Confirmed speakers and topics include:

  • Chris Red, principal, Composites Forecasts and Consulting LLC: "Current market for advanced composite components and materials in use on commercial aircraft, specifically in interiors"

  • Jack Deruyter, vice president business development, Technifab Inc.: "PVDF Foam Applications for Aircraft Interiors: Offering Reduced Weight vs. Composites and Silicone Rubber, FAR 25.856 Compliance and Cost Reduction"

  • Jaime Grunlan, assistant professor and Gulf Oil/Thomas A. Dietz development professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University: "Environmentally Benign Nanocoatings that Create a Flame-retardant Gas Blanket for Aircraft Interior Foams, Fabrics, Etc."

  • Jeff Degrange, vice president, Stratasys Inc.: "Light-weight Structure Material and Process"

  • David Manten, president, DTC: "Thermoplastic Composites for Interior Structures"

  • Juan C. Serrano, business development manager; James C. Peters, associate director science and technology, PPG Industries: "High Elongation Glass Fibers for Aircraft Interior Applications"

  • Rick Pauer, market manager, CCP Composites: "A Comparative Study of High Performance Infusion-grade Thermosetting Resins with Various Advanced Reinforcement Fibers

  • Fredrik Ohlsson, product development director; Mark Shioleno, aerospace sales manager - North America, Oxeon Inc.: "Reduced Weight Aircraft Interior Structures via Optimized Reinforcements"

For more information about the conference, visit the HPC for Aircraft Interiors website.