Resistance, flexibility, and lightness to improve performance
Composite materials are used in the manufacture of numerous products and are on the increase.
Although their design and handling require specialist skills, for manufacturers and designers they offer considerable advantages, not least strength, flexibility, light weight, etc.
In the aerospace sector, composites enable trim components to be produced and their weight to be reduced, as with casings, certain seat components and even furniture. These materials are also highly valued in the rail and automotive industries.
They are used primarily in the design of structural components, such as chassis or components designed to bear heavy loads, while seeking to reduce the overall weight.
They are also used in the production of external trim components for vehicles: including the noses of trains and car bumpers.
By making use of a single composite, it is therefore possible to incorporate numerous functions into the same component. And, thanks to research and nanotechnology, particularly innovative materials are emerging.