Flying in Complete Safety: The Superpowers of New Critical Raw Materials

Posted on: 31/10/2018

SCRREEN have released the seventh visual in their “Superpowers of New Critical Raw Materials” campaign.

In the bid to raise the awareness of new critical raw materials, the European SCRREEN project launched a multilingual communication campaign geared towards informing and educating the European public on the challenges linked to the 27 raw materials classified as ‘critical’ by the European Commission.

Cars, wind turbines, solar panels and smartphones… ‘critical’ raw materials (CRMs) are used in all the technologies that are essential for the energy and digital transition. Through 12 visuals, The Superpowers of New Critical Raw Materials campaign aims to make the general public aware of the different forms which critical raw materials take in our day-to-day life.

The seventh visual in their campaign explore those critical raw materials used in the aviation industry.

In civil and military aviation, critical raw materials allow for the design of safer lightweight aircrafts that are also quieter and less polluting. In engines, cobalt, tantalum and tungsten are prized for their heat and corrosion resistance.

Magnesium-based superalloys can be found in the cabin. Coveted for being lightweight, they reduce fuel consumption. In the cockpit, the instruments for flight monitoring and pilot assistance function thanks to the electro-optical properties of neodymium and yttrium.

Read more about the campaign here or follow SCRREEN on Twitter to stay up to date on the campaign!

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