Aviation & Transportation

Composites & That Move

Synthane Taylor Aviation & Transportation has been specializing in the manufacture of materials for the interiors of passenger aircraft cabins and cargo applications for more than twenty years. We have an international reputation as supplier to the aircraft, railway and other transportation industries. Our wide range of products also meets the very highest standards of mechanical, thermal and chemical strength. From prepregs and technical laminates, through
machined parts to decorative laminates, we offer our customers a unique combination of decorative and technical products – a one stop source for transportation interiors.

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The secret of safety and wellbeing

Whether on land, water or in the air, travelling today is not nearly as hazardous as it was 100 years ago. Since then comfort, design and safety have improved tre-mendously and have even become the decisive factor in the choice of supplier. An attractive, distinctively designed am-bience is an important consideration, particularly in passenger transportation. Passengers should be able to look back with pleasure to their time en route and retain a positivememory of their journey on board.

However, behind all the show there is more than one might think at first sight. Decorative laminates are far more than colorful wallpaper for passenger aircraft cabins. Decorative sheets are technically demanding products which have to meet high safety, manufacture and design specifications, whether international flammability requirements e.g. FAR 25.853, or aircraft manufacturers‘ specifications for ex-ample, whether individual design specifications or our customers manufacturing processes. Decorative sheets must always offer maximum performance in every field.

Having set up our own design department and by liaising closely with our customers‘ own designers we are able to customise our decorative laminate designs according to individual wishes, and even produce special customer-specific designs.

Our production processes on modern impregnating systems are optimally adapted to the special processing technologies of our customers – high pressure laminating presses, autoclaves, vacuum bag, crushed core. Moreover, beside the excellent quality control, well equipped physical and chemical laboratories enable rapid and targeted product development in accordance with customers’ wishes. We test our products in our own fire test laboratory to ensure that the strict flammability, smoke emission and toxicity (FST) and heat release guidelines are upheld.


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Synthane Taylor Aviation & Transportation is the only supplier globally that manufactures prepregs as well as technical and decorative laminates for the transportation market. Thanks to an integrated coordination production system our customers no longer have to choose between technology and design. Our portfolio includes decorative laminate sheets, technical laminates, thermoplastics, prepregs and NTF, and moreover such services as design support, testing in the fire test laboratory, application training, AOG service, logistical support and a customer store

Decorative Laminates for demanding applications to sidewall panels #1, ceilings #2 walls (e.g. partition panels) #3 surfaces such as galleys and lavatories as trolleys and storage cupboards. as well and cabin facing or


The result of innovation and service

The highly specialised teams at our Technology Centre work in close collaboration with international experts, organisations, research laboratories and manufacturers in the railway, air and other transportation industries. We can therefore assure our customers that our products already meet tomorrow‘s requirements.

technology and the testing laboratories also work closely together. This is how our engineers develop new processes, modern embossing and pigments, test new surfaces and research modern chemical systems in order to adapt the properties of decorative sheets to constantly changing requirements. The expertise and experience of our fire test laboratory which is capable of carrying out all the flammability tests in accordance with FAR 25.853 (Smoke Chamber, OSU Heat Release Chamber, Vertical & Horizontal Burn, Toxicity) and our testing laboratories, which are fitted with the latest equipment for mechanical testing, round off the research and development projects of the R&D and processing department.

Using our own application machine we are also able to simulate almost all our customers‘ manufacturing processes and to incorporate them in our developments from the start. As a special service we also offer application training which assists our customers to design the processing pro- cess more efficiently.

A distinctive feature of S-T Aviation & Transportation is all-round competence in the preparation and implementation of new design ideas. To advise our customers we have an entire team of specialists in various fields, such as design, graphics, color design and surface engineering. Design studios and airlines around the globe value this unique service.

In addition we offer our customers:

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