The Science Behind Lightweighting
At DuPont, “lightweighting” indicates the development of forward-thinking, high-performance solutions to significantly reduce structural weight, without compromising durability and sustainability. Lightweight structures enable cost-efficiency, energy savings and increased speed or distance potential. It is a concept well known to structural designers and engineers in all application areas, from laptops and bicycles to automobiles, buildings and airplanes. Reducing the weight of all of these structures can provide many advantages, including reduced energy consumption, better design, improved usability, and better coupling with new, multifunctional features.