High Impact Resistant Sheet for Aircraft Interiors Exceeding OSU and NBS Smoke Requirements

Highest impact resistance of any FAR 25.853(d) rated sheet for aircraft interiors — 55/55 rate of heat release; 150 smoke generation.

BOLTARON 9850 Swatches BOLTARON 9850 Seat Backs BOLTARON 9850 Airline Window
Boltaron® 9850sheet for aircraft interior components exceeds FAA requirements for flammability and smoke generation and has the highest impact strength of any 25.853(d) rated sheet.

This proprietary extruded thermoplastic alloy sheet also offers Izod impact resistance of 5.0 ft-lb/in. (265 J/m) — higher than other FAR 25.853(d) compliant sheets — significantly improving the durability and service life of thermoformed aircraft interior components.

It also expands design freedom with a full range of colors and the widest range of textures available in thermoplastic alloy materials.

In thermoformed parts, Boltaron® 9850 maintains wall thickness integrity even in deep draws and sharp corners. Its consistently uniform quality also ensures optimum appearance in flat surfaces and complex formed parts.

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 55/55 rate of heat release and 150 smoke generation.

  • Greater impact resistance than other 25.853(d) thermoplastic sheet
  • Lowest rate of heat release: 55/55
  • Lowest smoke generation: 150
  • Uniform high quality appearance
  • Wall thickness integrity in deep draw forming
  • Full range of colors, widest 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
  • Air ducts

Sheet sizes

  • Lengths to 120 in. (3,048 mm)
  • Widths to 60 in. (1,524 mm)
  • Gauges from 0.040 to 0.250 in.
    (1.02 to 6.35 mm)
  • Custom sizes, gauges on request

Colors, textures

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



Specific Gravity ASTM D792 1.490
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 2827 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 170°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
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