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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“Surfaces, Thermoforming, Laminating and Edgefolding” Tech Day at composites molder FRIMO CompositesWorld

Award-winning co-developer of Street Shark bionic car surfaces to minimize drag hosts technical workshop featuring top speakers and technology demonstrations.

London Underground explores composite materials CompositesWorld

Mind the gap! The iconic London subway system develops lighter doors made with composites, in partnership with the National Composites Centre, for more efficient transport.

Core Molding Technologies enters new supply deal with Navistar CompositesWorld

Truck manufacturer Navistar will continue to purchase its original equipment and service requirements for fiberglass-reinforced products from Core Molding Technologies through October 2018.

Voith to introduce new composites for rail CompositesWorld

German innovator offers lightweight while the U.K. “is at materials crossroad” for High Speed Rail 2 set to start construction in 2017.

CAMX 2014 preview: The Composites Group CompositesWorld

The Composites Group (TCG, Highland Heights, Ohio, USA) and its three business units, Quantum Composites, Premix and Hadlock Plastics, will collectively feature five new thermoset compounding materials and two technical presentations at CAMX 2014.

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