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Kydex® 6185 High Temperature Aircraft Grade

Kydex 6185 is a proprietary thermoplastic sheet with improved heat distortion temperature (HDT) for higher in-service temperatures while providing excellent extensibility, good impact resistance, and excellent solvent resistance. It meets FAR 25.853(a) for use in aircraft interior parts. Maximum recommended service temperature is approx. 180 - 195F (82-90C) depending on thermoforming technique and application.

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Kydex 6185 is a proprietary thermoplastic sheet with improved heat distortion temperature (HDT) for higher in-service temperatures while providing excellent extensibility, good impact resistance, and excellent solvent resistance. It meets FAR 25.853(a) for use in aircraft interior parts. Maximum recommended service temperature is approx. 180 - 195F (82-90C) depending on thermoforming technique and application. Kydex 6185 sheet is designed primarily for use in small aircraft interiors particularly the interior of helicopters which often experience temperatures in excess of 180F (82C), but also is appropriate for other applications where high in-service temperatures may occur.

Aircraft interior components examples include: air ducts, window reveals, instrument panels, toilet shrouds, armrests, etc.

FEATURES
Kydex 6185 is available in gauges from .040" (1.02mm) and up in eight distinctive textures and custom colors.

Kydex 6185 meets the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration paragraph FAR25.853(a) in all gauges for vertical burn.

Heat Distortion Temperature (HDT), which is one measure of the material's maximum service temperature is 180F (82C) unannealed at 264 psi (1.8MPa) and a high 195F (90C) after annealing. In-use temperatures should not exceed this range of temperature. The affect of temperature on a material is highly dependent on part size, internal stresses, and loadings.

FABRICATION
Excellent forming properties result in uniform wall thicknesses and crisp detail, plus easy machining and fabricating using conventional methods, further expanding finished part possibilities.

PROPERTY TEST METHOD TYPICAL VALUE1
Specific Gravity ASTM D-792 1.33 - 1.37
Tensile Strength, psi (MPa) ASTM D-638 6,400 (44)
Elongation at Break, %   100
Flexural Strength, psi (MPa) ASTM D-790 9,600 (66)
Modulus / Elasticity, psi (MPa)   325,000 (2241)
Rockwell Hardness, R ASTM D-785 104
Notched Izod Impact Resistance, 73F (23C),ft-lbs/in (J/m) ASTM D-256 5 (267)
Heat Deflection Temperature, HDT, @264psi (1.8MPa), annealed,F (C) ASTM D-648 195 (90) (185 [82] unannealed)
Flammability2 Underwriter's Lab. UL Standard 94 V-0
Mold Shrinkage, %   0.4 - 0.6
Thermoforming Range, F (C)   325 - 390F (163-200C)
Flammability Resistance FAR 25.853a Pass
1All values based on 0.125" (3.12mm) sheet unless otherwise specified.
2All gauges from 0.028" (.71mm) and greater.Not intended for specification purposes.
     
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