The Clean Sky Joint Undertaking in Brussels has awarded a contract to Egmond Plastic for the development of a Peek inlet scroll. The 16-month program will take place in close cooperation with Liebherr in Toulouse.

The current inlet scroll is made of aluminum and consists of 2 parts. The newly developed inlet scroll will be made of 1 part (Peek) and reinforced with 40% carbon fibers.

The goal is to reduce the total weight by 50%.

EP will design and build the injection molds and will produce a number of demonstration models. This development project can lead to the future use of thermoplastic parts in the air management system on board of aircraft.

This program is sponsored by the European Community.