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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The Freedonia Group: composites demand to reach $10 billion CompositesWorld

High performance composite demand from aerospace applications will rise at a more moderate pace, but the industry will experience tailwinds from wind energy and pressure vessels.

Imagining the utility of IoT in our increasingly data-driven age CompositesWorld

CompositesWorld's editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan imagines one potential outcome of the Internet of Things: inline composite part inspection.

Composite tanks best stainless steel over road, rail and sea CompositesWorld

One-piece, filament wound containers cost less, hold more, last longer.

Gardner Business Index at 43.3 in June CompositesWorld

Compared with one year ago, future capital spending plans are up by 43%.

CAMX 2016 preview: BGF Industries CompositesWorld

BGF Industries Inc. (Greensboro, NC, US) is featuring its PolyPreg thermoplastic composite material as well as its lines of cabon fabrics, aramid fabrics, fiberglass fabrics and Aerialite fiberglass fabrics.

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