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Metallic Finish FAR-rated High Impact Sheet for Aircraft Interiors

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Design Options

Wide Range Available
True Pearl
Impress Printing®
500 lb

Advanced technology permanently integrates a durable metallic cap layer and a color-matched substrate for a deeper, richer appearance than metallic-colored monolithic sheet. Higher impact strength improves service life.

FAR-rated Boltaron® 9815M sheet offers an exceptional combination of design freedom, aesthetics, thermoforming consistency and long service life for aircraft interiors.

This proprietary thermoplastic alloy sheet meets FAR 25.853(a) and FAR 25.853(d) for smoke density and heat release. With Izod impact strength of 5.0 ft-lb/in. (265 J/m), it easily outperforms competitive 65/65 compliant products rated at 3.0 ft-lb/in. (159 J/m).

Unlike monolithic metallic sheet in which opaque color pigments obscure a high percentage of metallic pigments, Boltaron metallic sheet permanently fuses an opaque color substrate with a matching clear grade containing only metallic pigments. The result: a unique and dramatically superior level of depth and reflectivity.

Because the cap film is a “metallized” version of its 9815 substrate color, designers have access to metallic finishes in Boltaron sheet’s exceptionally wide range of colors.

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.


  • Deeper, richer metallic appearance
  • Outstanding impact resistance
  • Uniform high quality appearance
  • Wall thickness integrity in deep draw forming
  • Full range of colors, finishes
  • Lot-to-lot color consistency


  • Instrument panel housings and air ducts
  • Class dividers and bulkhead laminates
  • Galley and lavatory components
  • Bull noses, gap covers and moldings
  • Aircraft seating components

Aircraft Interior Uses

  • Aircraft seat shell
  • Tray table
  • Head rest
  • IFE bezel
  • Lavatory components

Performance Details

FAR Ratings

  • FAR 25.853(a)(i) (Flammability) (Vertical burn, 60 sec) Pass
  • FAR 25.853(a)(ii) (Flammability) (Vertical burn, 12 sec) Pass
  • FAR 25.853(d)(Part IV) (OSU Heat Release) (Peak - HRR, kW/m2 <65) (2 Min - HRR, kW min/m2 <65)
  • FAR 25.853(d)(Part V) (NBS Smoke) (Ds Max <200)


  • Name Test Method Imperial Metric
  • Specific Gravity ASTM D792 1.574
  • 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 2,827 MPa
  • Izod Impact Notched ASTM D256 73 °F 5.0 ft-lb/in 23 °C 265 J/m
  • Hardness Rockwell ASTM D785 107
  • Heat Deflection Annealed ASTM D648 197 °F @ 264 PSI 91.7 °C @1.8 MPa
  • Thermal Expansion ASTM D696 1.67 x 10-5/°F 3 x 10-5/°C
  • 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

* Independent lab tests. All tests at 73 °F (23 °C) in dry conditions unless otherwise noted.

Sheet Sizes

  • Name Imperial Metric
  • Lengths to 120 in 3,048 mm
  • Widths 48 in 1219 mm
  • Gauges from 0.040 to 0.250 in from 1.02 to 6.35 mm
  • Custom Sizes Blank sizes, gauges on request