Sekisui Kydex has launched a new decorative translucent thermoplastic product line for aviation interiors, created to give designers another option to achieve refined cabin schemes. The product, named Kleerdex Custom Translucents, can help designers create a blend of tactile elements, patterns and hues.
“With our custom translucent solutions, airlines can enhance their brand in areas such as privacy panels, stowage compartments, galleys, and more. Combining texture, colour and imagery with light provides passengers with a highly desirable sense of privacy and a brighter, more spacious atmosphere,” said Karyn McAlphin, design director at Sekisui Kydex.
The company offers what is describes as “limitless customisation” options for the range. Customers can choose from a library of 12 unique texture options, mix and match colour to increase intensity, or create a custom colour, and can also add digital images to create an environment that enhances the journey.
“The Sekisui Kydex designLab and appLab teams recognised the desire to develop a solution that allows designers to draw inspiration from architectural design and navigate the demanding aviation certification requirements. Kleerdex Custom Translucents opens the door for the aviation interiors industry to incorporate design features that have been desired for years but may not have been possible due to certification or supply chain complexity constraints,” added Ben Smalley, aviation business manager.
Indeed meeting the aviation certification requirements was relatively simple for the company, as Kleerdex was designed for aircraft interiors using Kydex FST CLR, which meets the strict requirements for fire, smoke and toxicity while also being chemical resistant.