High-Performance Thermoplastics Reduce Weight and Fuel Consumption, Increase Efficiency and Cost-Effectiveness
TegraLite™ is a new global line of advanced thermoplastic lightweighting solutions designed to make flight more efficient and cost-effective for aircraft manufacturers and airlines. These technologies integrate the world’s broadest range of high performance polymer systems from Solvay Specialty Polymers and the complementary skills of other innovators within the industry, including 3A Composites and Aonix.
Products include advanced thermoplastic foams, prepregs and sandwich structures. These materials provide lighter alternatives to traditional materials used in aircraft floor to ceiling applications, radomes, cargo compartments, engine covers and other systems. As the aircraft industry aims to reduce weight and fuel costs, these materials are increasingly replacing metal and heavier plastics. In addition to providing significant weight reduction, they offer enhanced durability, and reduced part making and maintenance costs.
These materials meet all FAA fire, smoke and toxicity requirements and are resistant to harsh cleaning agents and aircraft liquids, including Skydrol®.
TegraLite™ Alliance Partners
Solvay joins forces with other industry leaders in advanced thermoplastics and composites to offer a global array of TegraLite™ lightweighting solutions for aeronautics. These partners bring decades of experience in achieving greater efficiencies in the automotive and aeronautics industries, enhancing Solvay’s expertise to provide the most innovative solutions to our customers.
A division of Schweiter Technologies, 3A Composites produces and distributes an assortment of high-quality, lightweight core materials for aircraft, transportation, architecture and other applications worldwide. Leading brands include AIREX®, BALTEK®and BANOVA®.
Key features include significant weight savings, lower operational costs, excellent mechanical properties, high thermal insulation, easy processing and radar transparency.
Aonix Advanced Materials
Aonix Advanced Materials has developed a faster, more cost-effective way to produce thermoplastic composites. Its array of materials include composites reinforced with fiber that can be molded within minutes. Aonix UltraMaterials™ are replacing metal alloys in key areas within the aeronautics industry, creating lighter and tougher engine parts, rotorcrafts, hydroplane floats and more.