29 July 2007
29 July 2007
Exousia Advanced Materials' composite truck body, manufactured using Exousia's Truss Core panels, has recently received favourable reviews.
Truss Core is an RPA-based structural core that is manufactured through a strategic alliance with Transportation System Solutions, LLC (TSS) of High Point, NC. Truss Core panels are a lightweight honeycomb composite panel designed to replace plywood and metal walls, and hardwood floors, in truck, trailer, bus, RV and other transportation vehicles. Truss Core panels provide weight reduction and increased product life expectancy solutions to the transportation industry.
Ron Hughes, Vice President Sales and Marketing for Transportation Systems Solutions, explained, ""TSS built a full composite truck body for Atterbery Truck Sales, made from Exousia's RPA, a proprietary TPO (thermoplastic olefin) resin. The body construction had minimal fasteners and was bonded together with structural adhesive.""
Mr. Hughes added, ""We think this concept and construction method are the wave of the future.""
Mr. Ted Atterbery, Jr., owner of Atterbery Truck Sales, said ""We have rigorously tested the Truss Core truck body over ten-thousand (10,000) miles during a three month period with no issues or complaints. In fact, during one test, the outside of the truck body took some abuse that would have ripped a traditional aluminium side apart. The Truss Core material just got scratched a little.""
J. Wayne Rodrigue, CEO of Exousia stated, ""Exousia's Truss Core panels weigh considerably less then traditional truck body panels while providing substantial strength relative to their weight, as well as greater impact absorbing ability and deflection resistance. I have every confidence that Truss Core will become the product of choice for the trucking industry.""
""Using our Truss Core panels, we are able to provide truck bodies with greater wear resistance and durability that are also UV stable and moisture resistant"", continued Mr. Rodrigue. ""The dry box segment of the trucking industry exceeds $40 million annually and we are confident that we can capture a fair share of this segment.""
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