Aeronautical industry

AIMPLAS provides solutions to the main problems facing aeronautical companies.

Materials with advanced properties

Environmental impact

Reduction of costs and manufacturing times

Functionality issues

Our solutions

Materials with advanced features

  • Fire-resistant materials and smoke dampers.
  • Anti-icing systems and other advanced coatings based on self-assembly systems.
  • Enhanced material properties: mechanical properties, electrical and thermal conductivity, antimicrobial properties.
  • Materials with electromagnetic shielding properties to prevent interference.
  • Integrating electronic components into plastic materials (Plastronics): flexible electronics and in-mould electronics.
  • Development of dissimilar material systems (polymer-metal or two different kinds of polymers).

Use of materials that are more sustainable, recyclable and have less environmental impact

  • Ecodesign to develop sustainable products, optimize materials and use recycled plastic.
  • Inclusion and compatibility of recycled plastic materials
  • Replacement of metallic materials with polymer or composite materials in parts used in different sectors.
  • Development of high-performance bio-composites for applications inside aircraft.
  • Replacement of traditional materials with bio-plastics (headrests, trays, carpet…).
  • Environmental impact assessment (Carbon footprint, LCA).

Reduction of costs and manufacturing times

  • Study on how to automate composite manufacturing processes.
  • Development of fast-curing systems in composites: microwave, UV.
  • Cost reduction in the manufacture of polyurethane moulds through industrial testing.
  • Additive manufacturing and 3D printing – manufacture of short or customized production runs.
  • Reduction of CO2 emissions by using out-of-autoclave composite manufacturing processes.

Advice on improving properties

  • Advice on the causes of failure, breakage, and malfunctioning.
  • Control and characterization: identification and quantification of additives and fillers, ageing, climate tests, mechanical properties, fatigue, surface properties…
  • Enhanced properties by combining polymers, additivation and/or polymer modification and processing conditions.
  • Technical reports for arbitration and expert reports.
  • Training on materials, processes and plastic material characterization.

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Our projects

HELADA

HELADA

Coating against erosion and the formation of ice in aircraft aerodynamic elements

BIOAVANT

BIOAVANT

Technological development of new advanced biocomposites

RECAN

RECAN

Non-stick and highly abrasion-resistant coatings

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