Magnesium Elektron to Display Lightweight Magnesium Aircraft Seat
7 April 2015
MANCHESTER, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Magnesium Elektron, a world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of high-performance magnesium alloys, has announced plans for this year’s Aircraft Interiors Show in Hamburg, Germany, April 14-16.
Visitors to Magnesium Elektron’s stand (Hall B7, stand 7A27) will notice the gathering interest in magnesium for aircraft interiors, particularly seating. There is now a certification route for seats containing Elektron®43 magnesium alloy, and the latest revision to the SAE standard will, when published later this year, make the overall position for magnesium usage clearer. “This is great news for the aircraft interiors market, as it will enable the use of lighter-weight Elektron®43 with no detrimental impact on performance,” said Steve Montisci, Magnesium Elektron’s European Technical Sales Manager.
The main exhibit on Magnesium Elektron’s stand will be a Piuma EVO seat from Geven, the Italian aircraft seat and interiors manufacturer that is collaborating with Magnesium Elektron on a lightweight version of this already successful seat. “We took the existing Geven seat and designed part of the primary structure for Elektron®43,” Montisci commented. “This has resulted in a 20 percent reduction in component weight.” Both companies are continuing their evaluations, as well as optimizing parts for manufacture with other partners in the supply chain.
About Magnesium Elektron
Founded in 1936, Magnesium Elektron (www.magnesium-elektron.com) is an operating company of Luxfer Group (NYSE: LXFR), a global materials technology company specializing in the design and manufacture of high-performance materials, components and gas-containment devices for environmental, healthcare, protection and specialty end-markets. Luxfer customers include both end-users of its products and manufacturers that incorporate Luxfer products into finished goods. For more information, visit www.luxfer.com.
For more information about Elektron®43 and other Magnesium Elektron products, call Steve Montisci at +44 (0) 161 9111220, or in North America, Robert Hamilton at +618-709-5056.
Steve Montisci, +44 (0) 161 9111220
in North America:
Robert Hamilton, +618-709-5056