APPLICATIONS IN TRANSPORTATION
Learn more about applications for our composite products.
The Benefits of Using Composites in the Transportation Industry
One of the largest applications of composites is used in the manufacturing of parts for trucks, trailers, trains and trams.
Almost the entire outer body of some modern trains, city buses and streetcars are made of composites. Most of the body of the high-speed trains consists of composites. Due to its high strength-to-weight ratio, and also smooth upper layer, composites are very suitable for high-speed rail applications, where aerodynamics are of utmost importance.
This material is used not only for the body but also the interior, shield of carriage equipment under the train, among others. Another advantage for this type of vehicle is the fire resistance of the material, which is achieved with additives mixed with the resins. Fire resistance is very important in case a crash occurs since the low spreading of the flames lets the passengers escape quickly.
When used in transportation, composites help to reduce the body weight, enhance the load capacity, reduce the production costs compared to steel bodies and increase the life span of the final product.
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