Machine Design

Composite Air Tank

The fiber-reinforced-thermoplastic composite air tank is designed for use in over-the-road Class 8 trucks and trailers.

The tank is constructed of thermoplastic resin matrices that form a pressure vessel that can be hammered without stress-crack propagation. The impact-resistant tank is 20 to 30% lighter than its metallic counterpart.

Polygon Co., 103 Industrial Park Dr., Box 176, Walkerton, IN 46574, (800) 918-9261,

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