Aircraft interiors specialist Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is in talks to become a provider for the Airbus A350 XWB.
"Airbus is currently a customer of Saint-Gobain (from A319 up to A380). They are definitely in talks for the new A350, but they can't reveal detailed information at this time," says a spokeswoman for the company.
Saint-Gobain highlighted some of its new 'critical connections' solutions for aircraft interior applications at the recent Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg.
"These critical connections solutions for floor-to-floor applications, aircraft monuments, and galleys are customised to meet the exact specifications required for safe and reliable aircraft interior performance," says the firm.
The solutions incorporate a wide range of high-performance silicone sealing technologies (both extruded and molded) dedicated for galleys, cabin baggage bins, toilets, emergency exits, dampening plates, crew rest grounds and furnishing panel seals.
"We can provide critical connections solutions developed with Saint-Gobain's advanced materials to component suppliers for inclusion in galleys and monuments, and finished components directly to aircraft manufacturers," says Nicolas Poussineau, global market leader, aerospace at Saint-Gobain.