DSM Lightens Sport Aircraft | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 28 | p. 19 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 11, 2011

DSM Lightens Sport Aircraft

Department: Business
Keywords: aircraft, carbon fiber, composites, polyester
The LH-10 Ellipse can reach speeds of up to 230 mph.
Credit: DSM

DSM has worked with LH Aviation of Melun, France, to develop a sport aircraft built with a composite of carbon fiber and the Dutch firm’s Aeronite thermoset polyester. The partners say the two-seat LH-10 Ellipse is lighter than similar aircraft made of carbon fiber and epoxy resin. It is capable of flying nearly 60 miles on a gallon of fuel.

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