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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CW Business Index at 44.8 – Contraction continues in October CompositesWorld

Steve Kline, Jr., the director of market intelligence for Gardner Business Media Inc. (Cincinnati, OH, US), the publisher of CompositesWorld magazine, reviews the CompositesWorld Business Index through October 2015.

Tracking energy costs and resin prices CompositesWorld

The price of crude oil has, over the past year, dropped precipitously, and resin prices have, as a result, stopped going up. CW editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan asks what this might mean to the composites professional.

3A Composites wins two Sacha Awards CompositesWorld

The Sacha Awards are awarded every two years for projects on best forestry management and processing of legal timber practices in Ecuador.

CAMX 2015: Automotive, military innovations and on-floor demos CompositesWorld

ACMA’s and SAMPE’s second combined event featured plenty of new products and thought-provoking conference sessions for the composites industry.

IDI Composites International composites technology center marks strategic shift CompositesWorld

The $1.5 million investment is designed for IDI to help OEMs speed composite parts and products to market more quickly.

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