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Kydex ® KYDEX 6565® is specifically formulated to meet the safety needs of the aviation industry.
General Information
KYDEX 6565 is a proprietary, high performance thermoplastic sheet that meets all fire retardancy requirements set forth in Federal Aviation Regulations 25.853 paragraphs (a) and (d) (old (c)) including low heat release (65/65) in the OSU rate of heat release test. Its excellent properties make it the ideal material to form two-and-three-dimensional aircraft components.

KYDEX 6565 is available in over 200 developed colors, various surface textures, and eight thicknesses ranging from .028" (0.71mm) and up, enabling you to satisfy both the functional and aesthetic requirements of any aircraft interior.

KYDEX 6565 is very resistant to a wide range of concentrate chemicals, and is therefore easy to clean with aggressive cleaners such as Soft Scrub®, Fantastic®, and citrus-based cleaners such as Citri Kleen®. Ammoniated cleaners should be avoided since they can leave a residue.

Most importantly, KYDEX 6565 meets the stringent requirements of the FAR 25.853 paragraph (d) (replaces c), in all thicknesses and colors.

Thermoformability: KYDEX 6565 forms to deep draws with low forces when heated to the upper end of the proper forming temperature range. Crisp detail is achieved and rejects are minimized.

KYDEX 6565 sheet can be formed on all standard presses, and cut on all standard die-cutting machines. All secondary operations including machining, sawing, blanking and punching, etc. are easily performed.

RIPH: KYDEX is endorsed by the Royal Institute of Public Health for conformance to the standard of Hygienic Merit
PropertyTest MethodTypical Value 1
Specific GravityASTM D-7921.46 - 1.49
Tensile StrengthASTM D-6386,500 psi
(45 MPa)
Flexural StrengthASTM D-79010,100 psi
(70 MPa)
Modulus of ElasticityASTM D-790420,000 psi
(2,896 MPa)
Dynatup, 73° F (23° C) Max Energy Cumulative5.34 ft-lbs
( 7.24 J)
96.36 ft-lbs
(130.6 J)
Rockwell Hardness (R Scale)ASTM D-78598
Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) @ 264 psi (1.8 MPa) annealedASTM D-648 173° F
(78° C)
Flammability: Radiant Panel ASTM E-162Pass
Motor Vehicle Safety StandardMVSS 302Pass
Federal Aviation AdministrationFAR 25.853(a)Pass
Federal Aviation AdministrationFAR 25.853(d) a) Smoke GenerationPass
Federal Aviation AdministrationFAR 25.853(d) b) Rate of Heat Release <65/65>
Forming Temperature   325-390° F
(163-200° C)
1All Values are based upon 0.125" (3.175mm) sheet unless otherwise specified.
2All gauges .028" (0.71 mm) and above
Not intended for specification purposes.

 Aircraft interior components
 FAR 25.853 (a) 60s, 12s (Aircraft Rating)
 FAR 25.853 (d) ASU, RHR (aircraft rating)
 .028" (0.7mm)
 .040" (1.0mm)

Colors and Patterns
 Calcutta Black  Black  Chocolate  Pastel Blue
 Cabernet  Dusty Rose  Orange  Bordeaux
 Cocoa  Misty Mauve  Polar White  Angora
 Sandy Beach  Daybreak  Snowflake  Montery
 Ivory  Red  Rooster Red  Beige
 Treasure Chest  Amethyst  Mystic Green  Peacock Blue
 Thunder  Twilight  Canyon Blue  Cadet Blue
 Buoyant Bllue  Parchment  Pinstripe  Dark Gray
 Pewter Gray  Rouge  Custom-matched colors
 Over 2000 custom colors

NOTE: The information contained herein are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. All values at 73°F (23°C) unless otherwise noted.
KYDEX® is a registered trademark of Kleerdex Company
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