Aviation experts are this week exploring the opportunities for plastics in civil aviation at the first international Plastic Aviation Conference.

The first Plastic Aviation Conference is being hosted by plastics supplier Krüger Aviation, in collaboration with Hamburg Aviation. The event is being held at Barsbüttel on 14 and 15 November.

Krüger Aviation specialises in mirrors for aircraft lavatories. For weight-saving and safety reasons, these are produced exclusively using plastics which looks like glass.

Companies attending the event include Airbus, Boeing, Diehl Aviation, Lufthansa Technik, Rockwell Collins and Zodiac Aerospace.

Sabic, Quadrant and Boltaron will deliver keynotes. The conference programme will round off with site tours of the Airbus factory in Hamburg and the ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research.

Plastic applications

“We are thrilled by the positive response that our Plastic Aviation Conference that has engendered from so many highly regarded leading players in the industry around the world,” said Nils Stoll, CEO of Krüger Aviation. “The great interest in the event shows the importance of plastic applications for the future of the aviation industry.”

Dr Franz Josef Kirschfink, Managing Director of Hamburg Aviation, said: “The Hamburg Metropolitan Region is one of the most important locations in the aviation industry worldwide, especially when it comes to aircraft cabins. Plastics represent a central material here. We are delighted at the opportunity the Plastic Aviation Conference gives us to welcome a new specialist conference with global visibility and so many international industry representatives here.”

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