DIAB ramps up foam core production

DIAB reports that it is increasing production for its Divinycell F composite foam core product to meet forecast demand.

The growth has been driven by a considerable increase in orders from associated buyer furnished equipment provided by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).

‘ The use of foam core reduces weight and overall cost relative to comparable honeycomb core products thanks to Divinycell F’s better surface finish, less edge filling and less labor hours,’ said Lennart Thalin, DIAB EVP Americas & Global Aerospace.

Divinycell F is now an approved material by numerous aircraft OEMs, including several programs running on the Airbus A350. It is suitable for environmental conditioning system (ECS) duct work, ceiling and decorative fascia panels, PSU module platforms, sidewall panels, medical stretchers, trolleys, premium seat structural components, lavatory and galley components, IFE racking, cargo bay components, door surrounds, stowage components and all interior monuments and adomes and panel edge filler as a replacement to PU foam.

DIAB says that it is making further planned investment in Sweden to support the company’s global market offering of precision machining and shaping services.

This story is reprinted from material from DIAB, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.