FAR-Rated High Impact Resistant Metallic-Finish Sheets

Advanced technology permanently integrates a durable metallic cap layer and a color-matched substrate for a deeper, richer appearance than metallic-colored monolithic sheet. Higher impact strength improves service life.

BOLTARON 9815M Swatches BOLTARON 9815M Seat Backs BOLTARON 9815M Airline Window
FAR-rated Boltaron® 9815M sheet offers an exceptional combination of design freedom, aesthetics, thermoforming consistency and long service life for aircraft interiors.

This proprietary thermoplastic alloy sheet meets FAR 25.853(a) and FAR 25.853(d) for smoke density and heat release. With Izod impact strength of 5.0 ft-lb/in. (265 J/m), it easily outperforms competitive 65/65 compliant products rated at 3.0 ft-lb/in. (159 J/m).

Unlike monolithic metallic sheet in which opaque color pigments obscure a high percentage of metallic pigments, Boltaron metallic sheet permanently fuses an opaque color substrate with a matching clear grade containing only metallic pigments. The result: a unique and dramatically superior level of depth and reflectivity.

Because the cap film is a "metallized" version of its 9815 substrate color, designers have access to metallic finishes in Boltaron sheet's exceptionally wide range of colors.

The Boltaron 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 50/50 rate of heat release.

  • 66% Greater impact resistance than other 65/65 thermoplastic alloy sheet
  • Deeper, richer durable metallic finish
  • Uniform high quality appearance
  • Wall thickness integrity in deep draw forming
  • Full range of metallic colors, finishes
    • 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
  • Air ducts

Sheet sizes

  • Lengths: 99 in. or 122 in.
    (2,514 or 3,099 mm)
  • Widths: 50 in. (1,270 mm)
  • Gauges from 0.040 to 0.250 in.
    (1.02 to 6.35 mm)
  • Custom blank sizes, gauges
    on request

Colors, textures

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



Specific Gravity ASTM D792 1.574
Tensile Strength ASTM D638 5,500 psi 38 MPa
Flexural Strength ASTM D790 8,700 psi 60 MPa
Flexural Modulus ASTM D790 410,000 psi 2,827 MPa
Izod Impact (notched)
@ 73°F (23°C)
ASTM D256 5.0 ft-lb/in. 265 J/m
Hardness Rockwell ASTM D785 107
Heat Deflection (annealed) ASTM D648 197°F
@ 264 psi
@ 1.8 MPa
Thermal Expansion ASTM D696 1.67 X 10-5/°F 3 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
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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