Why thermoplastics

Thermoplastics are a new generation of plastic composite materials, which consist of two components: a thermoplastic matrix and fibers. The matrix melts when heated and can be modelled in any form. These advanced materials are especially important for the long term goal to realize a more sustainable aviation.

Thermoplastics are characterized by e.g. short cycle times, low production costs, improved corrosion resistance, less maintenance, good opportunities to reuse, and a high toughness. The characteristics result in products with lower weight.

The application of this new generation of aircraft materials in high-tax, supporting aircraft structures makes aircraft lighter, stronger, safer, more economical, quieter and more cost-effective. This makes the airline sector more sustainable.

With thermoplastic composites, new world markets are opened.