During the late 1900s and now continuing in this century plastic components and products of various plastic materials have enabled significant advances in civil aviation, and in space and military technology.
Plastic weighs less than aluminium
In the aerospace industry, where the aim is to minimize weight, reduce energy consumption and maximize speed, every gram counts when designing an airplane. Engineering Plastics weigh about 20 to 65 percent less than for example aluminium. Components of engineering plastic are also cheap to manufacture, resistant to wear, and require less maintenance than other heavier materials of metal.
Carlsson & Möller with a broad expertise in engineering plastics is a given partner and supplier to companies within the aerospace and defence sector.
Comparison – specific weight
Specific weight for some common metals compared with advanced engineering plastic
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