As a material for making car bodies and other automotive parts Coretex has a major role to play in the transition from steel automobiles to light, much more energy efficient vehicles in new materials for both the developed and developing worlds.
As well as developing the body structures for whole vehicles (space frames) vehicle parts can be made with Coretex. Parts include light weight doors, sub-frames, suspension parts, seat frames and curved panels that are stiffened with Coretex ribs. Buses, trucks and other transport equipment can be made with Coretex body frames.
Coretex extends the capability of the male and female hand. In the canopy structure shown, it allows its construction without cranes and with just light labour - lowering total costs. Applications in buildings are for special structures that exploit the properties of Coretex beams, or where new materials add to the design of a building. Refurbishing older buildings is another application where carrying beams by hand through the building is a benefit to construction. Similarly where transport is a problem for heavy structures - light weight structures with equivalent performance is an option. Examples include household 'Do-it-yourself' to refitting oil rigs at sea.
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