High Performance Materials Suitable For Injection Molding In The Drone Industry

- Aug 23, 2018-

On this year's CHINAPLAS 2018, the LANXESS High Performance Materials (HPM) business unit presented a range of high-end material solutions, including through the injection molding process, use short glass fiber to enhance the drone propeller made by Durethan.


With its balanced material properties, the injection molded parts are lighter while offering good strength and rigidity. The material is resistant against aging by UV rays and therefore well-suited for use outdoors. As a result, drone propellers made of LANXESS plastics convince with their attractive appearance and their longevity.


As well as wings and propellers, the high-performance plastics can also be used for drone bodies and landing gear. The materials help to reduce the weight of the aerial vehicle and thus enable longer flight times, as well as reducing vibrations and noise.


Moreover, the materials improve impact resistance, reduce any interference of metal materials with radio signals, simplify the production process and increase the flexibility of the product structure design.


“In light of the rapid development of the high-tech industry and the increasing popularity of electric drives, LANXESS sees significant, additional potential for the use of its products. Based on LANXESS products, we have developed innovative solutions to meet the demand for high-quality products,” said Dr. Axel Tuchlenski, Head of Global Product and Application Development at LANXESS’s business unit High Performance Materials.