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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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.

CSP teams with Qingdao Victall Railway to form joint venture CompositesWorld

The 50-50 JV means that Continental Structural Plastics will manufacture composite components for rail, automotive, heavy truck and other markets in China, at a facility in Tangshan.

Sicomin receives Deutsche Bahn accreditation CompositesWorld

Sicomin's SR1124 fire-retardant epoxy has been accredited by Deutsche Bahn for use in rail applications.

Wabash expands with new facility for composites unit CompositesWorld

Wabash National will invest more than $2 million to expand production operations for its Wabash Composites business in Frankfort, Ind., USA.

“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.

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