The freight container is somewhat of a symbol for modern logistics. The potential of composites as a container material poses a powerful challenge to our company. We are now directing part of our R & D effort towards this field and we have established a fruitful dialogue with major operators within the transport sector.
The combination of low weight, stability and strength is obviously a very attractive one also within this application. The realistic assumption that a composite container has the potential to reduce the weight by 40 percent compared to present light-weight versions implies the likelihood to reduce global fuel consumption (and thus CO2 emissions) drastically.