Values & properties
Nature shows us how it’s done. Bones, corals and wood all have a cellular structure with stochastically distributed cavities. This results in high mechanical stability with a simultaneously low weight. And the lightweight metal aluminium also has ideal properties to imitate nature and be even lighter than a massive substance. With 2.7 g/cm3, aluminium has a low density and simultaneously excellent strength. With a density of approximately 0.5 g/cm3, aluminium in a foam form is so light that it even floats in water.
Lightweight construction materials with low emissions and energy costs are becoming more and more important in nearly all mobility industries (for example, automobile, ship and aircraft construction).