Advantages of composites in the aircraft industry
The use of composite materials for aircraft structures is picking up pace. These new materials comprise over 50% of total weight (excluding engines) in the newer long-range airliners. The significant gains in weight and fuel consumption that they allow, have attracted airline companies seeking to reduce cost and CO2 emissions.
33,000 new aircraft are expected to be ordered between 2016 and 2035*
C-PLY™, a range of high performance multiaxial carbon reinforcements, for composite parts with a competitive edge
Chomarat is strongly active in the development of high-performance composites, and offers a number of innovative products, including its C-PLY™ range (Non-Crimp Fabric technologies), intended for aircraft primary and secondary structure parts or aircraft cabin parts.
C-PLY™ is a multiaxial carbon reinforcement that allows great bending flexibility (up to 20° angles), with regular or very thin plies. Construction can be optimized in the design according to part geometry and load conditions.
These developments open the way for lighter, better performing, and less expensive composite parts, in an aircraft industry where the quest for higher productivity is a major factor.
Chomarat is EN 9100-certified
Chomarat sites in France and China are certified to EN 9100, which is the specific standard required by the aerospace industry.
Chomarat continually invests in R&D and in new technologies for its future development in this strategic market.
*source : Airbus GMF 2016