Aviation execs cite ways that plastics can make planes lighter

10/6/2009 | PlasticsNews.com

Aviation executives at the Asian Aerospace International Expo and Congress in Hong Kong last month were optimistic that plastics will make aircraft lighter and greener -- especially in nonstructural applications. "There is a huge potential, even in the structural components, for new materials from metallics ... and reinforced carbon fiber plastic materials," said Axel Kahsnitz, CEO of Germany's Recaro Aircraft Seating.

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