Mass Transit

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.
Features

Next-generation pressure vessels

The first commercial tank in the elusive Type V category and a larger but lighter Type IV CNG tank presage new growth of filament winding in the storage of compressed gasses.

Composites: Perspectives and Provocations

Composites – A neophyte’s quandary

An oft-cited concern is that new engineers are not exposed to composites as part of their materials science courses.
New Product Announcements
New Product

JEC World 2018 preview: Aliancys

At the upcoming JEC World 2018 trade show, Aliancys (Schaffhausen, Switzerland) will be presenting several new product innovations.