TeXtreme reaches breakthrough in commercial aircraft
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TeXtreme reaches breakthrough in commercial aircraft
Mar '17
TeXtreme, well known for ultra light weight carbon fibre products, has been certified for use in commercial aero applications and has also been qualified by a leading aircraft manufacturer. The qualification has been achieved after several years of simulation and testing by the company in partnership with Haeco, specialist in private jets cabin completion.
Haeco searched for a material that would reduce weight and enable savings in fuel costs for the airlines. For this Haeco turned to TeXtreme to help optimise their current seat design for weight, while maintaining mechanical properties. TeXtreme used calculation, simulation and manufacturing support to help Haeco reduce the weight of the aircraft seat by almost 20 per cent, a TeXtreme release said.
This part made of TeXtreme is now in production and is scheduled to be delivered in 2017.
"When looking into the aerospace market the need for ultra-light products that are designed to last, is growing. Together with Haeco the simulation results as well as our knowledge of advanced carbon reinforcements helped to produce a part which uses TeXtreme to achieve the desired significant weight savings," Andreas Martsman, VP of Oxeon, said. Oxeon is one of the leading companies within tape weaving technologies and tape woven materials. Towards the composites industry, Oxeon materials are sold under the brand name TeXtreme.
The TeXtreme technology is seen as the best choice for making ultra-light weight carbon fibre products. Novel TeXtreme materials are being used in aero and industrial applications, and by several major brands in the sporting goods market. (SV)

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