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

Five more exciting months in composites for 2017

As I write this column, we in the Northern Hemisphere are experiencing the “dog days of summer,” that period from early July until late August when outdoor temperatures and humidity are the highest, and, it seems, business activity is at its lowest.
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.