Paris Air Show

Paris 2011: Saint-Gobain Promotes Advanced Polymers, Seals and Gaskets

 - June 21, 2011, 10:36 PM

French plastics specialist Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is showcasing materials made from its Meldin 7000 lightweight, high-temperature polymer on Stand E138 Hall 2B.

According to the company, the polymer produces finished components that have better dimensional stability, chemical resistance and thermal-insulation properties, are up to 50 percent lighter and last longer than their aluminum equivalents. These components are used in auxiliary power units, air conditioning systems, actuators and landing gear systems.

Saint-Gobain has also added to its range of exterior seals and window gaskets for aircraft. The window seals are designed with static waterproofing to improve aerodynamics and reduce leakage, to better maintain cabin pressurization.

For interior applications, the company’s Lindau, Germany-based division also provides a range of silicone sealants for internal structures, such as galleys, cabin baggage compartments toilets, emergency exits, dampening plates, and furnishing panel seals.