The Benefits of Pultrusion Composites In Mass Transit Buses
When you step on the bus in the morning and head off to work or school, you probably don’t think about pultrusion at all. In fact, you may not even know what this process is or how it’s used. However, thanks to the pultrusion process, your bus is able to take advantage of the benefits of composite materials.
Benefits of Pultrusion-Made Parts for Mass Transit Buses
Composite materials and components made with the pultrusion process are becoming more prominent in the commercial, marine, infrastructure and mass transit sectors of the United States and other countries worldwide.
Indeed, there are a variety of components in a typical mass transit bus that are created using this process. These composite components may include parts like two-passenger seats, floor segments, side body panels, structural frame segments and doors for the battery box and air conditioning unit.
By using these and other composite materials, mass transit system operators and their passengers can reap the benefits of:
- Superior corrosion resistance
- A 40% savings in overall bus weight
- Increased fuel efficiency due to lower weight
- Component replacement and maintenance cost savings of 45-50% over the life of the part
- Greater absorption of crash energy by composite body panels making buses safer if an accident occurs
With all of these benefits of composite materials made with the pultrusion process, the bus that you ride every day is lighter, more fuel efficient and, most importantly, safer for you to ride.
Composites One is the Leading Composite Materials Distributor in North America
At Composites One, our team is well aware of the many benefits that components made by the pultrusion process can bring to many sectors of the economy. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to offer the best composite materials to manufacturers of composite components, which we fulfill by offering more than 2,000 products from more than 600 suppliers.
In addition, our 41 locations across the United States and Canada offer on-site training on topics like the pultrusion process of manufacturing and safety procedures for composite manufacturing processes. So, if you’re looking for supplies or training from the number one composites material supplier in North America, contact the team at Composites One today.
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