The transportation segment covers a broad range of applications of ArmaFORM PET foam cores: including from cars to (lightweight) trucks and from busses to trains. For cars and busses, the weight reductions on offer are a major incentive to switch to PET sandwich composites resulting in reduced fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions.
Properties such as the strength-to-weight ratio, insulation values, “screw ability”, as well as superior fire and smoke properties make ArmaFORM PET increasingly interesting for the truck building sector as well, e.g. for use in large side panels. The introduction of the PET FR grade with its enhanced FST properties opened the door for railway applications like floor parts, partition walls, ceilings and body structure.