High performance structural foam

AIREX® R82 is a thermoplastic rigid foam with excellent fire resistance, low smoke emissions and toxicity. Other superior advantages are its outstanding dielectric properties, excellent stiffness to weight ratio, low water absorption and high durability. AIREX® R82 can be thermoformed to simple 3D structures and is highly suitable for structural sandwich components with stringent fire requirements, excellent radar transparency or in extremely hot or cold environments.



  • Fulfills highest fire requirements
  • Operating temperature from -194°C to +160 °C
  • Viscoplastic even at lowest temperatures
  • Low dielectric loss factor, excellent radar transparency
  • Good fatigue resistance
  • Extremely impact resistant (no brittle fracture behavior)
  • Thermoformable
  • Excellent sound absorption and thermal insulation


  • Ship and boat construction: decks, interior fittings, superstructures
  • Rail and road vehicles: floor plates, sidewalls, interior fittings, roofs, motor covers
  • Industry: covers, containers, x-ray tables, sports
  • Building and construction: roofs, cover panels, domed roofs, portable structures


  • Hand lamination / spray lay-up
  • Vacuum infusion
  • Resin infusion / injection (VARTM / RTM)
  • Adhesive bonding
  • Prepreg processing
  • Molding processes (GMT, SMC)
  • Thermoformable