Tuftane TPU films are used for a variety of applications within the aerospace sector. Low permeability, elastic membranes for safety equipment and lighter-than-air applications are popular as the Tuftane TPU film is easy to fabricate, resistant to puncture and fatigue, and offers good resistance against tear propagation. Flame retardant grades offer increased safety and compliance with aviation standards.
RF welded, fire retardant Tuftane TPU film acts as an inflatable membrane for inflatable escape chutes. Other benefits of Tuftane TPU film for this application include flexibility, elasticity, and excellent puncture resistance.
Lighter-than-air technology continues to develop interesting solutions using Tuftane TPU films.
Ease of fabrication, low permeability, puncture resistance, and resistance to tear make Tuftane TPU film an obvious choice for the application of surveillance and advertising blimps and airships.
Hydrolysis resistant grades of Tuftane TPU films pigmented in bright safety colours are RF welded and inflated to produce a range of inflatable safety devices.
Attributes for this application also include weld strength, elasticity, and resistance to the growth of fungi and microbials.