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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CFRP air spring support for buses wins JEC Innovation Award CompositesWorld

Automated process delivers hollow braided support structure that cuts weight 70% vs. steel.

Scott Bader becomes approved supplier for Daimler CompositesWorld

Scott Bader Ecogel gelcoat, Crystic polyester resin and Crestabond structural adhesive will be used in the fabrication of cars, trucks, vans and buses.

3A Composites invests in new US foam extrusion line CompositesWorld

Brisk demand and launch of new AIREX T10 product drive capacity increase for extruded AIREX core materials.

AZL launches joining technology department 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.

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