Sekisui’s quiet plastic revolution reveals future of cabin materials

Thursday, May 21, 2015

“Airframers, seatmakers, airlines, entertainment suppliers, connectivity providers…and plastic mouldings.” All too often, Aircraft Interiors Expo attendees — and indeed airlines — consider the largest expanse of surfaces within the cabin something of an afterthought.

Climbing the stairs in the Sekisui SPI booth at the recent AIX show in Hamburg, it’s clear that this company, formerly known as Kydex, is anything but an afterthought. This is serious scientific engineering that can bring serious benefits to the cabins of airlines who are paying attention.

Sekisui president and COO Ronn Cort, whose Twitter account is headlined by a shot of a Concorde cabin interior, is clearly aiming high for thermoplastics as he talks to Runway Girl Network.

The latest from Sekisui: infused imaging, which enables airlines to accurately and attractively reproduce any image onto a new generation of surfaces of any shape, with a remarkable soft touch texture that’s something like silicone bakeware.

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