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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Hexagon Composites, Agility Fuel Systems merge to create Agility Fuel Solutions CompositesWorld

The combined company will have production sites in the U.S., Norway and Brazil, with technical centers located in Lincoln, Neb. and Kelowna, British Columbia.

Coosa Composites adds Senior VP of Sales and Marketing CompositesWorld

Chris Drahman will oversee day-to-day sales functions and create new marketing initiatives.

Resin system for rail applications CompositesWorld

Huntsman Advanced Materials (The Woodlands, Texas) has introduced ARALDITE FST 40004/40005, a new resin system for resin transfer molding (RTM), infusion or pultrusion, designed for use in composites applications in the rail end market.

Carbon fiber Hyperloop design ready to transform transportation CompositesWorld

A group of Carnegie Mellon University students will test out their carbon fiber pod design during a competition at SpaceX’s headquarters in August.

Gardner Business Index at 46.3 in April CompositesWorld

Another uptrend in future capital spending plans points to an increase in capital equipment investment.

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