LANXESS's Durethan plastics are in use for drone propellers but are also suited for drone bodies and landing gear. (Photo courtesy LANXESS AG.)
LANXESS's Durethan plastics are in use for drone propellers but are also suited for drone bodies and landing gear. (Photo courtesy LANXESS AG.)

Plastics manufacturer says that its short glass fiber reinforced Durethan polyamide material is suitable to be used in drones.

At Chinaplas 2018 in April this year, the company presented a range a drone propeller made of the material, which is resistant against aging by UV rays and therefore suitable for outdoor use.  

As well as wings and propellers, the plastics can also reportedly be used for drone bodies and landing gear. The materials can help reduce the weight of the aerial vehicle and lengthen flight times, as well as reducing vibrations and noise. Durethan material can also improve impact resistance and reduce any interference of metal materials with radio signals.

This story is reprinted from material from Lanxess, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.