Mobility and aviation
Our society as a whole is faced with the global challenge of having to safeguard mobility, while conserving valuable resources. Owing to their low weight, plastics are the perfect material for many fields of application. This includes the aviation industry, where plastics can make a considerable contribution when it comes to reducing aircraft fuel consumption. So-called lightweighting has also been embraced by the automotive industry as a way to produce more efficient vehicles.
SIMONA has been making its own contribution in the form of multilayer polyethylene sheets that are thermoformed to create a high-quality fuel tank. The result: a tank that is lighter than a conventional steel component and meets the strictest emissions standards.