In-Use Benefits

Magnesium use within transportation industries is growing alongside the demand for fuel efficient vehicles. The low density of magnesium allows for the incorporation of it within vehicles while lowering the overall weight. Light weight vehicles are able to run on lower fuel levels which in turn aids in lowering the greenhouse gas emissions. The reduced weight of vehicles can also increase performance and durability allowing it to be used longer, increasing its lifetime. In a study completed by the IMA, the yearly savings in greenhouse gas emissions due to the use of magnesium parts was conducted in regards to a ground vehicle steering wheel and an aircraft door. The study concluded that the use of magnesium within the aircraft door was justified in reducing emissions and sees promise in the future application of the lightweight metal in similar applications.

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