Airbus is constructed from a material based on synthetic jets web

Despite the very long life of air transport, the material for the manufacture of aircraft is not particularly changed. And they, meanwhile, grew heavier and began to require more fuel. And Airbus decided to remedy this deficiency of one of the first aircraft structure using the experimental material based on synthetic web.

Airbus is constructed from a material based on synthetic jets web

The material is called biostal and development and is engaged in the study of the German AMSilk, which is the industry's first supplier of biopolymers from materials of this type. The very same biostal represents experimental data on the basis of synthetic spider thread. Threads, artificial cobwebs constitute the framework of the material, forming a "braided" internal structure. The manufacturing process consists in particular bacterial fermentation microorganisms. This requires a special growth medium and special conditions. In the production of waste BIOSTAN is formed which can contaminate the environment. As mentioned above, fuel emissions are quite large during the flight. 1 medium-sized passenger aircraft flight emits as much waste material as a car for a few months. Therefore lighter body materials will reduce the required amount of fuel and emissions. Now for such purposes is used carbon fiber, but it is extremely difficult to manufacture. This is why Airbus has opts BIOSTAN.

Airbus press service reports that the prototype of the new material will be presented in 2019, and then begin the creation of aircraft BIOSTAN a synthetic spider thread.

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