Viewing entries tagged with 'Lightweight'

Lighter planes are the future, say UK universities

A global fleet of composite planes could reduce carbon emissions by up to 15%, but the lighter planes alone will not enable the aviation industry to meet its emissions targets, according to new research by the Universities of Sheffield, Cambridge and University College London.

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Are vehicles getting any lighter?

With the introduction of revolutionary new electric vehicles and hybrids, some automakers are now shifting to smaller and lighter vehicles in an effort to increase fuel economy.

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Lightweight comfort a key feature of Aircraft Interiors Expo 2014

With more than 9,000 visitors and over 500 exhibitors, the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2014 in Hamburg, Germany marked a 10% increase in exhibition space compared with 2013.

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Lightweight leno carpets for automobiles and aircraft

At the recent Carpet Conference held in Ghent, Belgium, attended by 250 participants, Geert De Clercq of the Department of Textiles at Ghent University presented an interesting approach for using leno fabrics to make lightweight automotive carpets.

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