Morgan Crucible抯 advanced materials are used for precision-engineered components and assemblies throughout the aerospace and transportation industries, from trains and heavy goods lorries to commercial and military aircraft and the space shuttle.
Examples of recent applications include:
Hairong New Materials
We recently acquired Hairong New Materials in China, a company which manufactures graphite-based anode materials for lithium ion batteries. Hairong抯 materials are market-leading in the fast-growing electric vehicle industry. Its new advanced technology materials will help to improve battery performance and reduce costs for car makers. The technology is also used for energy storage in conjunction with wind and solar power.
Diesel particulate filters
Demand for diesel particulate filters is increasing rapidly, driven by stringent vehicle emission standards worldwide. The world抯 leading filter manufacturer uses our advanced technology insulation to enable the filter to reach the high temperatures needed for 憇elf-cleaning? We jointly developed a solution using our biosoluble Superwool 607 HTR, which is efficient, reliable and sustainable.
Electric current transfer
Electric current transfer is critical in many transportation systems such as rail, trams, the underground and helicopters. As well as supplying carbon brushes, collectors and rotary current transfer products, we have developed an innovative carbon material which transfers current between stationary wires and moving parts in the low humidity environments found at high altitude and in space. Used in starter motors for fixed and rotary wing aircraft, it provides high performance with increased life, reducing maintenance and operating costs.
Ceramics for engine turbine blades
Our ceramic inserts are used in the manufacture of turbine blades for the Rolls Royce engines which power the world抯 largest commercial passenger planes ?the Airbus A380 and the Boeing Dreamliner. They reduce weight and improve thermal operating performance, increasing fuel efficiency during take-off, flight and landing.
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