Zone: Mass Transit
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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.


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Lightweighting a heavyweight

Process combination produces significantly lighter overhead storage bins for big-rig sleeper cabs.
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AZL launches a new department for joining technology CompositesWorld

Aim is to realize cost-efficient and high-quality multi-material systems based on fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) to achieve outstanding lightweight properties.

Looking for Lindberghs CompositesWorld

Every paradigm-shifting invention throughout human history has been met with skepticism. CW editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan says the composites industry has need of those willing to attempt what most believe impossible.

Incremental thinking just won’t cut it! CompositesWorld

Composites industry consultant and regular CW columnist Dale Brosius says if this industry is to have a future that goes anywhere profitable, then we've got to get off the road we're on and map out a whole new way to think about the tasks at hand.

JEC Europe 2015 preview: SCIGRIP CompositesWorld

SCIGRIP (Washington, UK) will focus on the demand for high-strength adhesives in the transportation sector with advanced bonding solutions formulated specifically for the automotive, heavy truck, bus and rail markets.

JEC Europe 2015 preview: Hexion CompositesWorld

Hexion (formerly Momentive Specialty Chemicals, Columbus, NY, US) will introduce several new composite resin systems, showcasing automotive, aerospace and rail composite parts made with Hexion systems.

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