Aerospace / Defence
The aerospace market is one of the largest and most important in the advanced composites industry. The market’s need for certified, strong and lightweight materials allows the use of advanced composites in all their applications for civil and military aircraft construction.
The most commonly used items in this sector are carbon fibres impregnated with polymer matrices (CFRP), as well as C-glass fibres and composite/nomex sandwich panels, as they bring about a significant reduction in the weight of the structure without compromising the final characteristics of the laminate. At the same time, the same materials are used for the manufacture of products intended for military use, as their lightness and rigidity guarantee total protection in all situations. Mates, thanks to a constantly evolving catalogue, is able to develop and supply customers with a wide range of products specifically for the civil aerospace and defence sector.