Learn about 3M solutions for composite first-class aircraft seating structures, thermoplastic tray tables, fabric bonding, reclosable attachment and more.
Like everything else, the demand for aircraft seating trends toward lighter, stronger, more versatile – and more efficient in production. 3M’s aircraft solutions can help. We combine our broad industrial expertise and offer it to aerospace interior manufacturing. Our aerospace adhesives meet longstanding specifications for aircraft interiors. We have continually introduced new capabilities for applications such as first-class surrounds, including thermoplastic bonding, fixtureless bracket bonding and high-strength, low-density potting compounds. We provide adhesives formulated for splicing and reinforcement, critical for seating components made of phenolic panels with honeycomb cores. This is in addition to a range of contact adhesives, advanced materials for lightweight thermoplastic fabrication and reclosable fastening systems for seating applications throughout the aircraft. We also support variable open times, faster cure rates and efficient application equipment. The result: increased throughput in aircraft lay-up, cure and assembly line areas. Learn more about 3M solutions for aircraft seating below.
3M provides adhesives for core splicing, insert potting, edge casting and more for seating surrounds, as well as a full range of bonding and joining materials for general seating.
3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesive EC-3542 B/A FR
3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Structural Adhesive 7246-2 B/A FST
Interior cabin thermoplastic components filled with 3M glass bubbles can potentially save aerospace OEMs several pounds per aircraft. Extended to an entire fleet over a 15-year operating life, for you this can translate to significant total fuel savings, in addition to important reductions in carbon emissions.
Read the 3M™ Glass Bubbles Case Study: REHAU (PDF, 74.99 KB)
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