Central regions | Technology & innovation | Industry, manufacturing

Russian scientists develop lightweight material for next gen drones

5 Nov '13
New synthetic fiber developed by scientists in Tver, in Central Russia, can make it possible to reduce the weight of drones by more than half, Russian company RT-Chemcomposite announced.

Researchers at VNIISV, a Tver-based subsidiary of RT-Chemcomposite, are said to have come up with a unique technology that enables the use of ultrahigh-molecular polyethylene to make very strong and super-strong reinforcing filaments.

A favorable combination of high durability, low density and transparency in a wide range of electromagnetic fields could pave the way for processing such filaments into lightweight polyethylene-based plastics for aircraft-building purposes.

Using the new unique material in manufacturing drones will reduce the weight of an aircraft by up to 2.5 times and make sure it stays radio-transparent, said Sergei Sokol, the CEO of RT-Chemcomposite.

The useful properties of such polyethylene-based plastic include low moisture absorption, which would keep products based on the plastic from icing and subsequent crack formation; vibration resistance; chemical inertness; and improved shockproof properties.
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