Leichtbau in Niedersachsen

Lightweight construction and materials

  • 10%
    estimated global market growth by 2020
  • 100+
    CFK Valley members
  • 53%
    of the Airbus A 350 XWB is made of CFRPs
  • Harz
    recycling's Silicon Valley

Lightweight innovative materials

Aircraft, automobiles, yachts, even wind turbines are losing weight - thanks to modern lightweight contruction methods and new materials. Lighter automobiles use less fuel and cut their CO2 emissions. Carbon fibre rotors make wind turbines even more powerful and efficient. And new products can easily be made from valuable raw materials.

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Lightweight construction and materials in Niedersachsen

Niedersachsen can offer a unique combination of concentrated research capacities, technological leaders in industry, and complete value chains for the most various lightweight construction methods and technology networks.

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Ultralight aircraft: from the prototype to series production

Without funding support from the state government such a project would not be possible – the risk would be just too high.

Jörg Hollmann, JH Aircraft GmbH
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Innovative materials

Your contact

Dr. Anne Hopert
Dr. Anne Hopert
Life Sciences, Chemical Industry, Lightweight Construction
Niedersachsen Ministry for Economic Affairs, Transport, Housing and Digitalisation
Friedrichswall 1
30159 Hannover
+49 (0)511-120-5585

The competence network

CFK Valley is the world's leading competence network for the entire fibre composite value chain. It has more than 100 regional, national and international members; the founders over 12 years ago included Airbus Stade. The network is your contact for technical enquiries and the further development of CFRP lightweight construction.

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