FAR-Rated High Temperature Resistant Sheet


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Boltaron®9885 extruded proprietary thermoplastic alloy sheet was developed for higher in-service temperature interior aircraft applications. It meets FAR 25.853(d) test criteria, and its heat deflection temperature exceeds 185°F at 264 psi load (85°C at 1.8 MPa).

Boltaron® 9885, with a 196°F heat deflection temperature, allows parts to meet the operating high temperature requirements of RTCA DO-160 Chapter 4.5.3 as required in Airbus Passenger Seat Installation-Frame Specifications. The material also offers a solid balance of overall performance, high impact strength, and resists abrasion, chemicals and cleaners. In thermoforming, Boltaron® 9885 exhibits exceptionally high consistency with uniform surface appearance and wall thickness integrity even in deep draws and sharp corners.

Boltaron’s unique custom production capabilities also afford designers a comprehensive range of colors and the industry’s widest range of textures for aircraft interior components.

  • Heat distortion temperature 185 °F (85 °C)
  • Meets Airbus high temperature test requirements (RTCA DO-160)
  • FAR 25.853(a) and FAR 25.853(d) smoke density and heat release complaint
  • Maintains wall thickness in deep draw forming
  • Custom colors and textures at low minimums
  • Interior components
  • Instrument housings
  • Passenger service units (PSUs)
  • Light housings
  • Gallery components
  • Air ducting

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

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 6,200 psi 47.7 MPa
Flexural Strength ASTM D790 10,100 psi 69.6 MPa
Flexural Modulus ASTM D790 454,000 psi 3,130 MPa
Izod Impact (notched)
@ 73°F (23°C)
ASTM D256 1.2 ft-lb/in. 53-106 J/m
Hardness Rockwell ASTM D785 107
Heat Deflection (annealed) ASTM D648 196°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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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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