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Insulation on Aircraft

Insulation on Aircraft

(OP)
Hi,
I am wondering if anyone out there has used SILAMID for insulating narrow body aircraft? I might be spelling it wrong, but if you have, what can you tell me about it in terms of material specifications, weight, flammability, etc.? Did it save you weight compared to other insulation?

I am also curious what newer forms of insulation are coming out an being used.

RE: Insulation on Aircraft

bigbertha912 ...

Are You talking about SOLIMIDE Foam thermal/fire insulation? https://www.boydcorp.com/about.html ??

Regards, Wil Taylor

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RE: Insulation on Aircraft

Solimide is neat stuff. Expensive though.

RE: Insulation on Aircraft

(OP)
WKTaylor , sorry yes, I am talking about Solimide. I have been told by some insulation providers that a lot of people use Solimide but that Solimide or Polyimide foam is used in the bagged insulation blankets by some suppliers who do really not understand the concept of insulation. The use of such foam is really not that effective thermally or acoustically.

But i would like to know what expereince people have with the product and what came out of your experience with Polyimide?

RE: Insulation on Aircraft

I purchased some for use as a handle-able insulation for a high-temperature calibrator (over 250 F), it worked pretty well and held up over several years of fairly abusive handling by shop techs.

RE: Insulation on Aircraft

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I have been told by some insulation providers that a lot of people use Solimide but that Solimide or Polyimide foam is used in the bagged insulation blankets by some suppliers who do really not understand the concept of insulation.

And you are seeking clarification of these vague and unquantified statements from random strangers on the internet.

Good.

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