Liras Optical is the business division specialising in polycarbonate for airplane and helicopter applications. The polycarbonate is processed with Lexan to achieve scratch-resistance, an essential requirement in the aviation sector. Thanks to over 60 years’ experience in the plastics industry, our highly trained staff are specialised in the application of anti-scratch polycarbonate for aircraft.
The characteristics of Lexan polycarbonate
Lexan polycarbonate has the following unique characteristics that make it the ideal solution for airplanes and helicopters:
- up to 250 times stronger than glass
- weighs 50% less than glass
- highly scratch-resistant
- optically correct
The application of Lexan to aircraft
Light and resistant aircraft components are fundamental, especially for safety. At Liras Optical we specialise in the use of anti-scratch polycarbonate, a resistant and safe material suitable for a wide range of aircraft components.
Lexan anti-scratch airplane windshields/canopies
Polycarbonate processed with Lexan is used in the windshields/canopies of airplanes to deliver anti-scratch properties to this critical part of the aircraft. Clear visibility, free from scratches, is extremely important for safety.
Lexan anti-scratch ultralight aircraft windows
Aircraft windows can also be treated with our anti-scratch coating and benefit from the lightness of polycarbonate. We can assist you in the production of ultralight aircraft, as our team knows how to create complex shapes in unique blocks, a fundamental requirement in this sector.
Lexan anti-scratch helicopter front panels
We also produce anti-scratch front panels for helicopters, this combines the advantage of anti-scratch coating with the lightness of polycarbonate (half the weight of glass). Lighter weight implies more speed during take-off, vital for aircraft such as rescue helicopters.
Lighter weights also imply lower fuel consumption and therefore long-term savings.