Plastics for Aerospace

10,000 m flight altitude, nearly 1,000 km/h speed and an outdoor temperature of -50 °C – as passengers, we don't feel a thing. Aerospace engineers master many challenges to take us to our destination quickly and safety: Aeroplanes must be very light-weight, fuel-efficient, but at the same time mechanically stable and perfectly safe. Additionally, every airline wants to increase its fleet's performance and minimise maintenance times. Constructors therefore must develop aeroplanes that are long reliable even at high stress. We support these constructors with our aerospace plastics. We offer a great selection of thermoplastic and composites suitable for these demanding conditions. They will help you in construction of light-weight, safe and long-lived aircraft.

Your advantages

  • Lighter than aluminium
  • High mechanical stability
  • Low-maintenance
  • Depending on material, meeting of: BSS 7239, FAR 25.853 & FAR 28.855, AITM 3.0005 and AITM 2.0007, UL94 V0
  • We offer aerospace plastics approved by Airbus

Typical areas - aerospace plastics

  • Passenger aircraft
  • Freight planes
  • Rockets
  • Satellites

Product examples - aerospace plastics

Housing for fueling system

Machined in tight tolerances housing for fuel systems made of SUSTAPEEK are resistant to fuels and suitable for a broad range of continuous use temperatures. More information about SUSTAPEEK

PTFE ball seat for in-flight re-fueling system

Ball seats for in-flight re-fueling systems made in virgin or filled PTFE.  Chemically resistant to fuels and with a low co-efficient of friction, filled grades give greater resistance to wear and deformation under load.


SUSTAMID 6 FR is a flame retarandt PA6 fro use in aerospace industry. It is evaluated to BSS 7239, FAR 25.853 & FAR 28.855 and UL 94 V0 (from 0.4mm). As extruded semi finished product it allows you to machine largest sized parts in small quantities for use in aircrafts. More information about SUSTAMID 6FR

Arrange technical advice

The performance and reliability of plastics for aerospace are influenced by a variety of factors. These factors must be taken into account in order to select the right materials. Examples:

  • Meeting of standards and directives such as BSS 7239, FAR 25.853 & FAR 28.855, ATM 3.0005, AITM 2.0007 and UL94
  • Mechanical stress
  • Thermal stress
  • Contact with fuel
  • Construction requirements, dimensions and tolerances

We are happy to advise you on the selection of suitable plastics for your particular application in aerospace. Just use our contact form at the bottom of the page and write to us.

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