Composites design and process engineering form next-generation truck body panels

MICHAEL LEGAULT | May 27, 2019

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With an improved thermal efficiency of up to 28% and 10% less overall weight compared to conventional truck body wall materials, the all-composite Cold Chain refrigerated truck body series, designed and built by Wabash National Corp. Lafayette, Ind., U.S., has now been on the market a little more than three years. Wabash introduced the new line with a series of 14- to 26-foot trucks - often called box or straight trucks - made from molded structural composite MSC panels mounted directly on the chassis.

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