Did you know that reducing the weight of an airplane by only 1 pound can save 15,000 gallons of fuel a year?
There are a variety of reasons for using plastics in aerospace applications, particularly airplanes. Plastics weigh less than metal, they don’t rust, they are easy to fabricate, there are many plastic materials that are fully Flame, Smoke, Toxicity and Heat Release compliant, and they offer a broad range of design flexibility in terms of color, texture, and pattern. Plastic parts can last longer and require less maintenance than other materials. One of the primary reasons for using plastic is the drive to eliminate weight from the plane, which improves cost by reducing fuel consumption. Contact us today for more information on plastics for Aerospace applications!
Plastics are used in many places both inside and outside the aircraft, including: