MASS TRANSIT

Mass Transit

Shift2Rail issues call for molding tools to produce composite door, interiors demonstrators

Tenders for molding tools in EU project to manufacture composites using compression molding process or equivalent due by April 22, 2021.
#SHM #outofautoclave

Mass Transit

INVENT GmbH demonstrates sensor network for structural monitoring on composite railcar structures

Patented DuraAct technology uses piezo-ceramics to detect damage in Deutsche Bahn train side skirts as part of faWaSiS research project.
#ndi #SHM #repair

Mass Transit

TRB Lightweight Structures to supply composite components for Hitachi trains

New project to manufacture panels, partitions, doors and modified bike and bulk units for 23 trains that are set to enter service in 2022.

Materials

IntegriCo Composites expands existing composite rail tie production into high-growth markets

Company bolsters existing product line into pipeline skids and construction matting parts while maintaining a continued focus on recycled plastic sustainability solutions. 
#sustainability

Automotive

GM announces eVTOL, delivery vehicle concepts

During a virtual CES 2021 keynote, General Motors announced its BrightDrop electric delivery vehicle business and single-seater urban air mobility concept vehicle.
#electricvehicles #generalmotors

Construction

Dynamic Modifiers introduces low-smoke, flame-retardant thermoplastic compound

Made for a wide range of markets, PAL...VersaCHAR addresses concerns surrounding traditional flame-retardant materials without sacrificing performance.

Design/Simulation

Talgo announces launch of hydrogen train by 2023

The new system will be configured as a modular solution that can be installed on all types of trains, as well as for upgrading previous diesel versions to hydrogen. 

Aerospace

The markets: Pressure vessels (2021)

Demand for composite pressure vessels for storage of natural gas and hydrogen is expected to increase substantially over the next decade as OEMs and governments look for ways to reduce vehicle emissions.
#feature #sourcebook #airbus

Hi-Temp Resins

SourceBook 2021

Welcome to the online SourceBook, the counterpart to CompositesWorld's annually published print SourceBook composites industry buyer's guide.
#sourcebook #adhesives

Energy Storage

Hexagon Purus to supply composite pressure vessels for U.S. hydrogen-powered commuter train

The contract includes the development and approval of a developed cylinder storage system, with a hydrogen-powered train built and transferred to California by 2023.