17 March 2003
17 March 2003
At the recently held National Netherlands Composite Conference, 13 products were entered for the 2003 Netherlands Composite Industry Awards.
The jury unanimously decided to award the First Prize to the loW8 (pronounce ""Low Weight"") first full composite LPG tank for automotive use developed and build by Advanced Lightweight Engineering (ALE) of Delft, the Netherlands.
Second prize went to Prins Dokkum for their all carbon/epoxy truck wheel rim called ""Dynawheel"". The third Prize went to PolyProducts of Werkendam for its all composite bus station called Fluid Vehicle"".
The loW8 is the first full composite LPG tank for automotive use. It has been designed by the rewarded team of composite specialists at Advanced Lightweight Engineering (ALE). It combines an ultra low weight with ultimate safety, it is environmental friendlier and more fun to drive! The new developed technology is a complete breakthrough of a new generation of composite tanks. Although the basic idea is as simple as it can get, it took almost 6 years to develop, test, improve and test again. Just to prove that it does the job and more than that. Since the European safety regulations (R67-01) will provide the use of full composite LPG tanks from 2003 the loW8 will be commercially available in 2003.
All prize winning products will be shown at the ""Composite Innovations from Holland"" stand at the forthcoming JEC in Paris.
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