New Flyer's D40LFi Invero was equipped with Faroex's unitized composite flooring and pultruded lower side panels, roof cove, and interior ad frames
Faroex’s composite technologies are critical to maintaining OEM profitability in the face of market uncertainty and funding cuts.
As the fleet ages, new purchases will become inevitable – the transit OEM that is prepared to offer an advanced service vehicle that delivers significantly reduced operating and maintenance costs will have a competitive advantage over the take-it-or-leave it market leader.
Key factors influencing bid awards will continue to be: price, durability, serviceability, and most important, life-time operating costs. Faroex’s composite technologies are configured to provide the discerning OEM with the tools to meet these challenges.
Pultrusion – a high-strength, composite processing technology characterized by long lineals with complex geometry and a high degree of dimensional control. Typical applications include:
- replacement of extruded aluminum, for cost & corrosion control
- structural, corrosion-proof, self-insulating lower side wall panels and roof coves
- speaker panels and interior ad frames, lighting, & finish elements
- plank flooring
RIM DCPD – formerly out of reach of most transit OEMs, continuous process improvement and innovation at RMC has yielded another break through: low cost RIM tooling! Ideal for prototype and short-run moulding of instrument panels, side consoles, access panels, fenders, skirts, grilles, headlight and taillight bezels utilizing this low cost, impact resistant, class “A” polymer.
VARTM structural step well
VARTM – this second-generation, sandwich-panel processing technology has been upgraded to reduce cost and improve performance. Characterized by low cost tooling, lightweight, and structural potential, it’s more than just a replacement for plywood. Think one-piece, “drop’n’go” no-rot floors with integrated step wells and wheel housings, or one piece rear step/upper deck, operator’s platform, or a structural roof (with or without skylights).