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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Gardner Business Index at 50.0 in March CompositesWorld

New orders and production are up. Capital spending plans foreshadow equipment investments.

Gardner Business Index at 50.8 in February CompositesWorld

New orders, production and future business expectations go up as small- and medium-sized fabricators see welcome expansion.

Agility Hexagon wins contract for CNG tanks on large commercial fleet CompositesWorld

Agility Hexagon will supply its 700-mile-range, Behind-the-Cab CNG system for heavy-duty trucks in the "largest commercial vehicle fleet" in the US.

Wabash launches new composites technology for trailer and truck body lines CompositesWorld

The company will showcase its prototype composite refrigerated van during the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council annual meeting.

Gardner Business Index at 43.4 in January CompositesWorld

Mid-sized U.S. production facilities expand; capital spending plans reach second highest level since August 2015.

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