Innovation in Motion
Mass transit systems are the primary solution for getting people into and out of the city efficiently and sustainably. Ashland is on board when it comes to providing products for virtually everything from third rail covers to rest room counters. The folks of Ashland want to keep people safe so they are continue to refine lightweight, fire-resistant products that provide safety benefits to passengers while helping to reduce fuel costs by reducing the overall weight. Our teams strive to optimize both performance and safety. So, mind the gap and contact Ashland for products and technology to fill it.
Fuel costs for public transportation systems have more than doubled in the last 10 years. Weight is a paramount concern given the high cost of fuel. Using composites to reduce weight and improve aerodynamics has long been demonstrated to bring significant fuel consumption savings. Composites are commonly found in buses, subway cars, people movers, dining cars and passenger rail applications. FRP enables the coach designer to mold in multiple features, thus reducing part assembly requirements, labor and maintenance. Applications include the following: Cable Tray, Ceiling and Floor Panels Doors, End Caps, Engineer Consoles, Front Ends, Interior Panels, Lavatory and Luggage Compartments, Seating Sleeper Compartments, Third Rail Covers, Wall Panels, and Window Surrounds to name just a few!
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