BTS 19: McNaughtans


STAND 116 FOYER: If there’s one defining trend in manufacturing advances in the transport industry in recent times it is the quest to develop lighter, stronger and more fuel-efficient materials.

 

If there’s one defining trend in manufacturing advances in the transport industry in recent times it is the quest to develop lighter, stronger and more fuel-efficient materials.

Bus, truck and trailer hardware supplier McNaughtans will this year be bringing up a range of innovative products, including its new PolyPan lightweight PET panels.

General manager Peter Laudenberg say the new PET panel has only been on the market two years, with the first shipment from Europe to Australia on the way as we speak.

"PET – an abbreviation of polyethylene terephthalate – is a recycled plastic, so it’s got a fantastic green benefit. It’s also very lightweight, as well as having a structure that gives it great support. So it makes an excellent all-round panel," he says.


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The PolyPan PET panels imported by McNaughtans and sold through manufacturers are significantly lighter than a traditional honeycomb panel, allowing operators to carry a higher payload and make their rigs more fuel-efficient.

Laudenberg explains the composition of the panels: "PET has a plastic core surrounded by two fibreglass reinforced plastic skins. So it’s the two skins and the PET core that gives the structure integrity."

He says the panels are suitable for all vehicles, from three tonne upwards.

"It’s for anyone who needs a truck body panel that is strong and also eliminates unneeded weight."

As well as the PolyPan PET panels McNaughtans will be showcasing laminated plywood door panels, Gerflor self-adhesive flooring, the new Southco counterbalance friction hinge, plus brand new vents, locks and toolboxes just arrived from overseas suppliers.

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