ERJ staff report (DS)
Edinburgh, Scotland -- Trelleborg Engineered Systems has signed an intellectual property licence deal worth in excess of $1m with Microsphere Technology, the Edinburgh-based technology company.
The technology is specifically aimed at weight reduction of aircraft paints with the subsequent advantage of significant savings in fuel consumption and carbon foot-printing. The Trelleborg Group view the low density white pigments as a radically new approach to aerospace and automotive paint production. Coating a single large aircraft requires hundreds of kilos of paint, and given that these aircraft also burn prodigious amounts of fuel, even modest savings in the weight of paint on the surface will have considerable knock on effect on fuel consumption.
Lennart Johannson President of Trelleborg Engineered Systems Business Area said; â€œto combine both companies technologies and application know how opens up new interesting opportunities in this exciting marketâ€.
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Press release from Microsphere