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Kydex® 6565 Low Heat Release Aviation Grade

Kydex 6565 is a proprietary, high performance acrylic/PVC thermoplastic sheet that meets all fire retardancy requirements set forth in Federal Aviation Regulations 25.853 paragraphs (a) and (d) (old(c)) including low heat release (<65/65) in the OSU rate of heat release test. It's excellent properties make it the ideal material to form two and three dimensional aircraft components.



Seat parts

Bulkhead laminates

Escape slide packboards

Gallery Parts

Instrument panels

Lavoratory floorplans

• Sidewall panels

• Life vest shrouds

• Window reveal

Kydex 6565 is available in over 200 developed colors, eight surface textures, and thicknesses from 0.028" (.71mm) and up enabling you to satisfy both the functional and aesthetic requirements of any mass transit vehicle interior.

Kydex 6565 is very resistant to a wide range of concentrate chemicals, and is therefore eat to clean with aggressive cleaners such as Soft Scrub, Fantastic, and citrus-based cleaners such as Citri Kleen. Ammoniated cleaners should be avoided since they can leave a residue.

Most importantly, Kydex 6565 meets the stringent requirements of the FAR 25.853 paragraph (d) (replaces para. c), in all thicknesses and colors.

Kydex 6565 forms to deep draws with low forces when heated to the upper end of the proper forming temperature range. Crisp detail is achieved and rejects are minimized.

Kydex 6565 sheet can be formed on all standard presses, and cut on all standard die-cutting machines.

Specific Gravity ASTM D-792 1.46-1.49
Tensile Strength, psi (MPa) ASTM D-638 6,500 (45)
Elongation at Break, %   55
Flexural Strength, psi (MPa) ASTM D-790 10.100 (70)
Modulus / Elasticity, psi (MPa)   420,000 (2896)
Rockwell Hardness, R ASTM D-785 98
Dynatup, 73 F, ft-lbs (J) Max Energy 5.34 (7.24)
  Cumalative 96.36 (130.65)
Heat Deflection Temperature, HDT, @264psi (1.8MPa), annealed,F (C) ASTM D-648 173 (78)
Radiant Panel ASTM E-162 Pass
Motor Veh. Sfty. Std. MVSS 302 Pass
FAA Vertical Burn FAR 25.853 a Pass
FAA NBS Smoke Density FAR 25.853 d 3.99
FAA Rate of HeatRelease

FAR 25.853 d

< 65/65
Forming Temperature,F (C)   325 - 390 (163-200C)
1All values based on 0.125" (3.12mm) sheet unless otherwise specified.
2Not intended for specification purposes.

Suicide Prevention DoorSuicide Prevention Door
Developed for Patient Human Rights surveyors to provide additional privacy.
Suicide Prevention Sink Faucet Suicide Prevention Sink Faucet
Self-closing, push-button, metered faucets water, and money.
Suicide Prevention Shower Control HandlesSuicide Prevention Shower Control Handles
Control knob is recessed, no hanging points.
Suicide Prevention Soap DispenserSuicide Prevention Soap Dispenser
Secured to the wall is virtually indestructible – Safe for the Patients
Sentinel Event Reduction DoorSentinel Event Reduction Door
the first recognized
and patented door designed with safety features to prevent inpatient suicides.

Suicide Resistant Toilet Paper DispenserSuicide Resistant Toilet Paper Dispenser
One piece- impact resistant Solid Surface Material.
Life Safety Lexan Covers Life Safety Lexan Covers High-impact polycarbonate
Withstand major abuse (field tested for over 7 years)

Impact Resistant Polycarbonate Light Lenses and MirrorsImpact Resistant Polycarbonate Light Lenses and Mirrors
We can fabricate any size.
Hospital Pharmacy Drug Return Drop BoxHospital Pharmacy Drug Return Drop Box
Made of Polycarbonate - unbreakable.
Suicide Prevention Door Handles, Patient DoorsSuicide Prevention Door Handles, Patient Doors
Suicide Resistant, no hanging points.
ABS High-Impact Plumbing CoversABS High-Impact Plumbing Covers
Toilet and underneath sink plumbing covers.
Suicide Resistant Sink/ Vanity Combo Unit
Suicide Resistant Sink/ Vanity Combo Unit

LEED product, meets Federal standards.
ADA Compliant Grab BarsADA Compliant Grab Bars
For Healthcare and Correctional Facilities or Retrofit Applications
Polycarbonate Two-way MRI Warning DoorsPolycarbonate Two-way MRI Warning Doors
Doors move both directions for easy movement of patients
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Sizes: ½”, ¾”, 1”, 1.5”, 2”, 3” - Densities: 15, 18 & 30 lbs
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Acrylite Rod
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Woodgrain Panel
Burl Plastic Panel
Stone and Marble
Color Cores
Type 1
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Celtec 700
Cast Nylon
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High Density,
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Available Grades
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Fabrication Info, Phenolic Selection Chart, Canvas C-CE, G10-FR4, G11-FR5, GPO-1, GPO-3, Paper X-XX-XXX, Linen L-LE, G5-G9, G7, Counter plate Laminate, Static Dissipate Laminate, Ballistic-Resistant Laminate
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