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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Regenerative braking aims to reduce carbon footprint of trains with composites flywheel CompositesWorld

Ricardo delivers it lastest TorqStor high-speed energy storage system for DDflyTrain project aimed to cut fuel consumption and pollution while increasing acceleration and existing rail line capacity for diesel trains.

Brook One manufactures two new products for thermal/acoustic aircraft insulation blankets CompositesWorld

PEEK-based Fire barrier BO 856B-I and BO 856B-II offer lightweight toughness and surpass latest flammability and burn through requirements.

ADL to purchase GKN carbon fiber Hybrid Power flywheels CompositesWorld

Scotland-based bus and coach manufacturer ADL will purchase 250 GKN Hybrid Power flywheels for energy storage and discharge.

Lucintel estimates global sheet molding compound market, 2014-2019 CompositesWorld

New report forecasts CAGR of 5.5% and outlines expansion opportunities.

Toho Tenax announces new rapid-cure prepreg for high volume production CompositesWorld

Three-minute cure at 150 degrees C and formability at low pressure of 72.5 psi aimed at automotive production volumes of 50,000 parts per year.

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