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The Esterline Engineered Materials platform offers a range of advanced materials, components, and surface-treatment processes engineered specifically for extremes in temperature, vibration, and chemical exposure. Innovative research and development assures a continual flow of next-generation technical and design solutions.

   Product brands include Darchem, Kirkhill-TA, NMC Aerospace.

Esterline Engineered Materials is an industry innovator in solving high-temperature and thermal engineering challenges for the world’s leading aerospace and defense companies.

Engineered Materials’ specialized capabilities range from innovative clamping devices, fasteners and sealing systems to thermal insulation, fire barriers and critical ducting systems.


Kirkhill-TA is a world leader in the production of precision silicone seals for commercial and military aircraft, as well rocket and missile liner insulation material. Kirkhill-TA is the largest custom-engineered elastomer manufacturer in the western United States and one of the largest in the world. Kirkhill-TA provides major applications to the aerospace market and includes aerodynamic seals for aircraft engines, seals for cockpit canopies, doors and windows and aircraft conductive seals for electromagnetic interference survivable conditions.

  • Specialty Clamping Devices
  • Line Supports, Grommets
  • Sealing Systems
  • Thermal Insulation / Fire Barrier – Fastblock® 100, 300, 800

Darchem Engineering

Darchem Engineering offers of wealth of experience in the design and manufacture of light weight insulation systems, fire protection products and high temperature metallic fabrications for the aerospace, automotive, marine and energy sectors. Darchem also provide high precision honeycomb wind tunnel flow straighteners and turbulence control screens allowing customers to optimize their aerodynamic designs.

  • Insulation Systems
  • Aerostructures
  • Nuclear Systems
  • Turbine Structures
  • Thermal Protection

NMC Aerospace

NMC Aerospace (Nylon Molding Corporation) has been a supplier to a wide range of industries, for aircraft and electronics industries to medical and automotive. NMC offers a line of products that include plastic clamps, grommets and wiring devices. In addition, NMC offer custom molded plastic parts for use in all major industries.

  • Nylon Clamps
  • Wire Routing Devices
  • Honeycomb Panel Fasteners
  • Adhesive Bonded Fasteners
  • Swiftbond™

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