More than 30 years ago, the founder of HSH Aerospace Finishes, Hans Helsdingen, had the vision to start developing water-borne coatings for the aircraft cabin. The objectives of introducing water-borne aircraft interior coatings for the maintenance of air cabin interiors were initially determined on general health, environment and low VOC issues.
Additional features of water-borne aircraft interior coatings were emerging along with further coating modification procedures stimulated by the aircraft manufacturers’ solvent-borne coating requirements.
Eliminating solvent-borne coatings
The aim was set: eliminate solvents and meet the FAA safety regulations. However, without concessions to the excellent properties of the Boeing and Airbus approved polyurethane solvent-based coatings.
One of the most notable issues is the flammability criterion OSU 65/65, a standard adopted worldwide and one of the top screening methods for all of the materials used in air cabins.
For the first time in history, a coating that can be diluted with water is capable of competing with the traditional solvent-based paints.
Water-borne aviation coatings
The most recent HSH aircraft interior coating technology provides a virtual fire barrier coating combining all of the other OEM test criteria. For the first time in history, a water-borne coating is capable of competing with the traditional solvent-based coating system.
This is good news for the aviation industry: risk-free coating application in confined areas, very much like air cabins, versus stripping the entire infrastructure for painting is a most attractive and cost effective overhaul process, which is needed more by the industry now than at any time before.
The use of aircraft interior coatings for this purpose was almost completely banned. However, with the numerous advantages of a water-borne aircraft interior coating, this traditional industry is even turning away from the plastic decorative laminates for cost-saving reasons.
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