Weightreduction and component reliability
The topic of lightweight design is of greater importance for the entire aviation and space industry than for any other industrial sector. The cost savings associated with a weight reduction throughout the service life of, for example, a passenger aircraft, are considerable and have been a development driver of the industry during the last few years. The share of fiber composite parts in aircrafts is constantly increasing. Furthermore every saved lb. on structural components for space applications is a huge benefit from the cost perspective. In addition to the weight reduction, the focus is also particularly on the reliability of the components, and the maturity of the associated manufacturing processes. Flammability and outgassing properties are beside the low fatigue and outstanding high mechanical properties the most important benefits that the aviation and space industry gains by the use of our fiber reinforced products.