The versatility of this alloy makes it of interest to a wide range of designers dealing with aerospace, automotive, military and electronic applications.
Castings in Elektron®® 21 is the material of choice for transmission housings for commercial and military helicopters. It is also a perfect fit for aircraft engine parts such as gearbox housings and covers, electronics casings.
Elektron® 21 shows superior fire resistance compared to traditional magnesium alloys. Elektron® 21 has demonstrated equivalent level of safety to Aluminium alloys (baseline) in aircraft passenger cabin occupancy.
It passes the following FAA/EASA Fire Tests:
Oil Burner Flammability Test for Magnesium Alloy Seat Structure Chapter 25