Aerospace manufacturers are constantly looking for lighter and more durable materials to reduce CO2 emissions.
Along with CO2 reduction, thermoplastics and other polymer materials can help save costs and reduce fuel consumption, positively affecting the aerospace industry.
Due to their unique characteristics, fluoropolymers provide better performance than metal components in terms of corrosion and fatigue resistance. They offer insulative properties, are stronger, and are easily fabricated.
Our team offers technical knowledge and support in choosing the proper materials to meet specific performance standards. Some of the key benefits of replacing metals with polymers include:
- Weight Reduction
- Faster Installation
- Higher Mechanical Properties
Polymers have benefits outside of traditional air travel too, clearly demonstrating their advantages in drones, unmanned aircraft, and autonomous air taxis. Drones are playing an increasing role in the UK in areas ranging from emergency services to construction, oil, and gas.
Enkidu’s R&D team is constantly identifying and developing innovative materials to support aerospace applications worldwide.