The introduction of the “plastic fantastic Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” has been widely reported by the press and to read the reports it would be easy to assume that this is the first time that plastics have been used in an aerospace. However, nothing could be further from the truth. The 787 is undoubtedly a milestone in the use of plastics in aerospace, but it is by no means the first, nor will it be the last major advance in aerospace technology that is made possible by advances in plastics. Plastics are an “enabling” technology, a technology that makes other advances possible. Over the past 90 years, the development of plastics has enabled the aerospace industry to make the rapid advances that have changed the world we live in and brought the whole world closer together.
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