Ceram Publishes Lightweighting White Paper

Staffordshire materials technology company, Ceram, has published a new white paper on lightweighting.

Online PR News – 05-September-2012 – UK – Staffordshire materials technology company, Ceram, has published a new white paper on lightweighting, the concept of making a product lighter to drive up margins by using less material.

Also referred to as rightweighting, lightweighting has been adopted by certain industries, such as aerospace, to make products that are lighter but that still retain their performance characteristics. In addition, the concept often leads to the development of new applications, products and technologies.

Ceram uses their materials expertise and cross-industry knowledge, together with the latest in optimisation software, to produce designs that can then be made into prototypes at their facilities. What’s more they can also trial new technologies and processes, saving their clients both time and money.

Dr. Ian Buckley, Head, Innovations in Materials, says:

“We are constantly striving to help our customers increase profitability through materials innovation and lightweighting is a service where we believe this will come to the fore.

“We know that our clients want to cut energy and materials costs. By helping them to produce lighter products we can satisfy both of these demands, while also helping them to reduce transport and storage costs.”

The white paper, which details the concept, explains the benefits and gives examples of lightweighting in action can be downloaded at http://www.ceram.com/lightweight


Ceram is an independent, international materials technology company that focuses on innovation, sustainability and quality assurance of materials.

Headquartered in Staffordshire, UK, and with approved laboratories around the world, Ceram solves product and process challenges across a range of materials to help clients improve performance, comply with regulations and develop their sustainability performance in order to gain a competitive advantage and increase profitability.

Ceram operates in a wide variety of sectors around the world.


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