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Truck CNG system utilizes nanoparticle-enhanced matrix resin composite technology

Momentum Fuel Technologies (Dallas-Fort Worth) has debuted a compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system solution for Class 6 to Class 8 trucks that features a lightweight design thanks to fiberglass composite materials

Momentum Fuel Technologies (Dallas-Fort Worth) has debuted a compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system solution for Class 6 to Class 8 trucks that features a lightweight design thanks to fiberglass composite materials

Nanoparticle-enhanced composite resin tanks are 25 percent lighter than traditional composite solutions.
The Momentum CNG Fuel System tanks use the latest 3M nanoparticle-enhanced matrix resin technology, which results in a six percent improvement in fiber delivered burst strength when compared to vessels with conventional resin. Further, the tank is 25 percent lighter and 27 percent more weight/volume efficient compared to a market leader's similar sized tanks.
According to ACT Research Co., adoption rates for U.S. Class 8 natural gas-powered commercial vehicles will grow steadily from four percent in 2014 to an estimated 10 percent in 2018 and 23 percent in 2020 (ACT Research Co. Adoption Forecasts 2015). "We believe that the preference for natural gas vehicles will continue to grow, increasing nearly five-fold in the next five years, as ACT indicates," said W.M. "Rusty" Rush, chairman, chief executive officer and president, Rush Enterprises. . "With Rush Truck Centers' expertise in natural gas truck sales and service and an unsurpassed support network, we are well positioned to launch Momentum Fuel Technologies."
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