Omni Tanker has launched its innovative carbon-composite tank truck trailer design in the US. The tanks have been in use in Omni’s home market of Australia since 2006 and feature a unique and internationally patented construction that sees a carbon fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP) exterior tank bonded to a seamless thermoplastic interior tank.
The result is an exceptionally light but robust and safe tank suitable for the transport of Class 8 corrosive chemicals, with a weight saving that allows an increase in payload of 8 to 10 per cent. Omni Tanker says the product is safer because the CFRP outer shell is six times stronger than steel, while the tank is significantly lighter than a traditional steel tank or even a fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) tank, as commonly found in the US.
The launch took place at the start of October at the headquarters of All Chemical Transport in New Jersey, one of the first US customers for the design. The event was also attended by the Australian ambassador to the US and by Eurotainer, which is already operating Omni’s CFRP tank containers, also newly launched in the US.[post_title] => Omni Tanker arrives in US [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => omni-tanker-arrives-in-us [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-11-02 07:41:30 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-11-02 07:41:30 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://hcblive.com/?p=29977 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )