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Holding Transportation Together

Trucking Structural Components

Composite Materials for the Trucking Industry

The internal structural components that keep trucking and transportation running must stand up to the worst the road can dish out. That means materials must be strong, lightweight and fatigue resistant. Composite materials offer exactly these advantages for trucking industry designers and engineers. With help from Avient, light weighting and thin-walling of structural components can help fleets achieve greater levels of efficiency without compromising safety or power.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Stiff and lightweight replacements for components like frame rails, battery trays and support structures
  • Corrosion resistance for longer lasting parts
  • Design flexibility with Polystrand™ thermoplastic structural composites
  • OnForce™ LFT long fiber materials

TECHNOLOGIES
TECHNOLOGIES
Product Name Description Characteristics Characteristics
Glasforms™ Pultruded thermoset composites Stiffness Fatigue strength
Polystrand™ Continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites Stiffness Ability to post-form
Glasforms CRTM™ structural panels High strength-to-weight ratio Vibration dampening
OnForce™ LFT Long fiber composite materials
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