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Wabash National Showcases Breakthrough Solutions

[ February 25, 2016   //   ]

Wabash National Corporation is introducing a range of breakthrough technologies and designs in its line of cold chain and final mile transportation equipment at the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) annual meeting February 29–March 3 in Nashville, Tennessee.
The company’s exhibit will feature Wabash National’s prototype composite refrigerated van utilizing its new, proprietary molded structural composite technology. Molded structural composites are used in a wide range of applications, including aerospace, automotive, marine and commercial construction. This is the first time the technology is being used in trailer and truck body manufacturing.
In refrigerated van trailer and truck body applications, the molded structural composite technology provides up to 25% improvement in thermal performance and is up to 20% lighter, compared to conventional designs, while significantly improving puncture and damage resistance. In addition, the molded structural composite floor systems support higher floor ratings—up to 24,000 pounds in the refrigerated van trailer.