MASS TRANSIT

Urban Air Mobility

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

Mass Transit

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 #multitudeofmarkets

Filament Winding

SourceBook 2021

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

Mass Transit

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. 

Defense

RAMPF opens new composite solutions facility

The extended size and layout of the Ontario, Michigan, factory features state-of-the-art infrastructure for the production of carbon fiber and glass fiber composite parts. 

Mass Transit

Permali partnership project develops composite structure for hydrogen-powered buses

Low-cost, lightweight composite system for structural support of hydrogen fuel cylinders aims to halve the weight of current metallic hydrogen tanks and increase energy storage by 25%. 

Mass Transit

Arrival announces plans to establish first U.S. microfactory

The South Carolina-based microfactory will be the London-based company’s approach to bring down the cost of electric vehicles and accelerate mass adoption. Operations are expected to begin Q2 2021.
#electricvehicles #sustainability

Mass Transit

TFP Tecnofire materials demonstrate effectiveness for rail applications

Tecnofire fire protection materials enable composites manufactured from a non-FST epoxy carbon fiber prepreg to pass key elements of the EN45545-2 rail standard.