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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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Aerospace and industrial next-gen advanced composites: A two-way street? CompositesWorld

The head of his own consulting company and the president of Dayton, Ohio-based Quickstep Composites, the U.S. subsidiary of Australia-based Quickstep Technologies (Bankstown Airport, New South Wales), HPC columnist Dale Brosius sees “aerospace” and “industrial” innovation as a two-way street.

High-performance vs. general purpose CompositesWorld

Jeff Sloan notes the closing gap between “aerospace” and “industrial” composites.

U.K. to consider composites for high-speed rail system CompositesWorld

HS2 Ltd., a government program developing a high-speed rail network in the U.K., is working with Composites UK to identify applications for composites use in rail infrastructure.

Huntsman steering adhesives toward rail interiors CompositesWorld

Citing an adhesive's ability to save weight, combined with the European Commission's €1 billion Shift2Rail initiative, Huntsman says now is the time to emphasize the utility of a variety of adhesive types in rail applications.

Battery and energy storage technology test center opens in New York CompositesWorld

Funded by State government and the newly merged DNV GL global energy certification group, this "world-class" center pursues New York's strategy for new industry and jobs growth.

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