Mass Transit

Trains, buses and subways make extensive use of composites in vehicle body panels, air conditioner enclosures and interior parts and components. Increasing demand for lightweighting in this sector offers good opportunity for more composites application.
Features

Next-generation pressure vessels

The first commercial tank in the elusive Type V category and a larger but lighter Type IV CNG tank presage new growth of filament winding in the storage of compressed gasses.
Composites: Perspectives and Provocations

Small companies, long-term impact

In a time known for owner “exit strategies,” longevity in family-owned composites businesses is heartening.
New Product Announcements
New Product

CAMX 2016 preview: BGF Industries

BGF Industries Inc. (Greensboro, NC, US) is featuring its PolyPreg thermoplastic composite material as well as its lines of cabon fabrics, aramid fabrics, fiberglass fabrics and Aerialite fiberglass fabrics.