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What is the focus of your stand?
We will highlight our new Nexflor printed
laminate non-textile flooring (NTF), as well
as unveiling the designs of our new coin
pattern Durug NTF. Both flooring lines are
used in high-wear areas such as galleys,
entryways, lavatories, cargo compartments
and cockpits. These materials combine fire
retardancy, moisture wicking, anti-static and
Duracote will also be featuring thermalacoustic
insulation materials including
soft-touch headliners, mass-loaded vinyl and
reinforced PVC-coated fibreglass for sound
attenuation and fire resistance. All of our
aircraft interior materials meet either FAR
25.853(a) or FAR 25.856(a), which are the
12-second vertical burn and radiant panel
How do these innovations respond
to current industry challenges?
Duracote specializes in highperformance
laminates that meet
DIRECTOR OF SALES AND
the strict sound and flame requirements of
commercial, military and general aviation.
Whether an OEM, airline or MRO facility is
looking to remove weight from an aircraft
or insulate the loudest areas, Duracote has
a solution. We have fire-resistant materials
as light as 1oz (28g) per square yard and as
heavy as 7 lb (3.2kg) per square yard. Our goal
is to protect all those inside of an aircraft,
from the radome to the rudder.
What trends are impacting
your sector at the moment?
Duracote has focused on bringing a highend
look to many of our legacy products.
We have launched decorative flooring as well
as faux leather headliners. The industry has
shown that luxury appeal is not just for VIP
travel and Duracote has been able to enhance
legacy products to add appeal to function.
What are you focussing on
for future developments?
Duracote continues to innovate and develop
new materials to meet the ever-changing
regulations of commercial, military and
general aviation. We will continue to be one
of the premier suppliers of high-performance
aircraft interior materials, to improve the
safety and comfort of air travel. Above all, our
focus is on providing quality materials to our
valued customers around the globe.
A new and improved version of Athens, a natural leather
collection for aviation use, will be unveiled by Moore &
Giles at the show.
The company says Athens is crafted on the finest
selection of South German raw material, and the
updated product has a softer hand and higher cutting
yields. Designers will also have access to a variety of
new colours, in both warm and cool tones.
Athens is available in 22 updated colours. All hides
are treated to pass FAR 25.853 (i) (ii).
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