BOLTARON® 9815E Pearlescent

FAR-Rated Sheet with Pearlescent Effect for Aircraft Interiors


Available in a comprehensive color range and a wide range of textures, expanding freedom for designed interior parts. Create thermoformed components with a sophisticated luster.

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Boltaron® 9815E Pearlescent is an FAR 25.853(a) and FAR 25.853(d) compliant material extruded with a pearlescent pigment, resulting an an iridescent surface effect. The pearl effect is integral throughout the sheet so it maintains its appearance over
a long period of use.

Available in a full range of pearlescent colors, from natural hues to synthetic tones, and in a wide range of texture options ideal for forming stylish aircraft interior components. Boltaron’s unique custom production capabilities include the ability to manufacture cost-effective materials with low minimums and fast turnaround.

In thermoformed parts, Boltaron® 9815E Pearlescent maintains wall thickness integrity even in deep draws and sharp corners. The consistently uniform quality of the extruded sheet also ensures optimum appearance in flat surfaces and complex formed parts.

The Boltaron® 9000 Series impact resistant FAR 25.853(d) rated product family includes 9815E extruded sheet, 9815M in metallic finishes, 9815D with unlimited decorative patterns, 9815P in the widest range of textures, and 9815F film and thin-gauge sheet
for two- and three-dimensional laminating, and Boltaron® 9850 with a 55/55 rate of heat release.

  • Uniform high quality appearance
  • Wall thickness integrity in deep draw forming
  • Full range of pearlescent colors in a wide range of textures
    • Low minimums
  • Lot-to-lot color consistency
  • Instrument panel housings
  • Class dividers
  • Bulkhead laminates
  • Galley and lavatory components
  • Bull noses, gap covers, moldings
  • Sidewall and kick panels
  • Window reveals
  • Seat parts, backs, arm rests
  • Tray tables
  • Passenger Service Units (PSUs)
  • Light housings
  • Video monitor shrouds
  • Life vest shrouds

Sheet sizes

  • Lengths to 120 in. (3,048 mm)
  • Widths to 60 in. (1,524 mm)
  • Gauges from 0.028 to 0.250 in.
    (0.71 to 6.35 mm)
  • Custom sizes, gauges on request
  • Rolls available on request in gauges
    ≤ 0.060 in. (1.52 mm)

Colors, textures

  • Full range of pearlescent colors
  • Industry's widest range of textures
  • 500 lb minimum



Specific Gravity ASTM D792 1.52
Tensile Strength ASTM D638 4,600 psi 32 MPa
Flexural Strength ASTM D790 9,200 psi 63 MPa
Flexural Modulus ASTM D790 540,000 psi 3,723 MPa
Izod Impact (notched)
@ 73°F (23°C)
ASTM D256 1.0 ft-lbs/in. 53 J/m
Hardness Rockwell ASTM D785 107
Heat Deflection (annealed) ASTM D648 162°F
@ 264 psi
@ 1.8 MPa
Thermal Expansion ASTM D696 2.7 X 10-5/°F 4.9 X 10-5/°C
Vertical burn, 60 sec
Vertical burn, 12 sec

FAR 25.853(a)(i)
FAR 25.853(a)(ii)

OSU Heat Release
Peak - HRR, kW/m2
2 Min - HRR, kW-min/m2

FAR 25.853(d) Part IV

NBS Smoke
Ds @ 1.5 min
Ds @ 4 min

FAR 25.853(d) Part V


*Independent lab tests. All tests at 73°F (22.8°C) in dry conditions unless otherwise noted.


Mold Shrinkage 0.5 - 0.7%
Forming Temperature 335 - 370°F 168 - 188°C
Typical Heater Settings 30 - 50% Top 50 - 70% Bottom
Drying Not required



Impact resistant FAR 25.853(d) sheet grades - opaque Enhanced performance grades Translucent grades Window shade grades Additional Boltaron FAR-rated grades
*Boltaron® 9803 is an equivalent product
to Boltaron® 9815E Pearlescent.
SIMONA offers the widest product range of PVC sheet and rod — FM 4910 rated sheet — chemical resistant materials from PVC, PP and PE to fluoropolymers — orthotics and prosthetics sheet — Boltaron aircraft sheet — plus proven products for boat building, outdoor furniture and many other industries.
All information contained herein is believed by SIMONA AMERICA Inc. to be reliable. Typical properties are based on laboratory tests conducted on material samples in accordance with standard test methodology. SIMONA AMERICA Inc. makes no express or implied warranty that its products will perform in accordance with the data in all conditions and circumstances. To determine suitability for use, users must test applications under actual operating conditions. As a result, ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES IN CONNECTION WITH SIMONA AMERICA INC. and BOLTARON PRODUCTS INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED.

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