Vitreloy, a new high technology material, is being launched at the show by Cordant Technologies (formerly Thiokol).

The material is a metallic-glass alloy claimed to be twice as strong as titanium or stainless steel, and significantly harder. Lighter than stainless steel, Vitreloy is also more resistant to permanent deformation than the two metals.

Cordant subsidiary Howmet is currently looking at a range of aerospace applications and is unveiling the first Vitreloy jet engine compressor blades at the show.

This is Cordant Technologies' first appearance at Farnborough - the company can be found in Hall 4, Stand G22.

Cordant Technologies' Thiokol Propulsion business is a major producer of solid rocket propulsion systems for space and defence applications. With more than 16,500 employees world-wide, the company has annual sales in excess of $2.2 billion.

Source: Flight Daily News