PPE plastic for Aircraft Interiors

TECANYL VH2 black is a specially formulated PPE plastic (Polyphenylene ether) designed for use in commercial aircraft interiors. It has been tested to and passed the requirements for FAR 25.853, as well as specific customer specifications for interior cabin products. The material's favorable flame and smoke generation characteristics make it suitable for applications in aircraft interior spaces such as the galley, bathrooms, and interior cabin space, and even in the flight deck itself. Also available in grey as a custom run item.



Chemical designation
PPO (Polyphenylene oxide)
1,12 g/cm3

Main Features

  • excellent dimensional stability
  • very good chemical resistance
  • flame retardant according to UL94 V-0
  • low smoke emissions
  • low moisture absorption
  • good electrically insulating

Target industries

Technical details

  • Mechanical properties
    Mechanical propertiesValueUnitConditionTest Method
    Tensile strength at yield9280psiASTM D 638
    Tensile strength at break7690psiASTM D 638
    Modulus of elasticity
    (tensile test)
    322,000psiASTM D 638
    Flexural strength14,500psiASTM D 790
    Modulus of elasticity
    (flexural test)
    342,000psi@ 73 °FASTM D 790
    Impact strength (Izod)5.6ftlbsin@ 73 °FASTM D 256
  • Thermal properties
    Thermal propertiesValueUnitConditionTest Method
    Deflection temperature252F@ 264 psiASTM D 648
  • Other properties
    Other propertiesValueUnitConditionTest Method
    Flammability (UL94)V0--
    Flammability1.0-Glow Wire Flammability Index 960°C passes @-
    Flammability775CGlow Wire Ignitability Temp, 1.0 mm-
    Flammability775CGlow Wire Ignitability Temp, 1.5 mm-
    Flammability775CGlow Wire Ignitability Temp, 2.0 mm-
    Flammability800CGlow Wire Ignitability Temp, 3.0 mm-
    FlammabilityPasses-60 sec. Vertical Bunsen Burner test FAR 25.853 Appx F, Prt 1, (a), 1, (Air)FAR 25.853
    FlammabilityPasses-FAR 25.853 Appx F, Prt 1, (a), 1, (Air)FAR 25.853
    FlammabilityPasses-FAR 25.853 Appx F, Prt 1, (a), 1, (Air)-
    Flammability~15-ASTM E 162 (rail)-
    Flammability11-13 Passes-ASTM E 662 (Air/Rail)-
    Flammability20-40 passes-ASTM E 662 (Air/Rail)-
    Flammability73-106 Meets FAR Reqt's-ASTM E 662 (Air/Rail)-

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