KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, a 100+ member, University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Department of Energy driven consortium committed to increasing domestic production capacity and manufacturing jobs across the U.S. composites industry, announces the first technical collaboration project launched in the compressed gas storage focus area. The project will combine partnership efforts from DuPont Performance Materials (DuPont), the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), Composite Prototyping Center (CPC) and Steelhead Composites. The target objective of the project is to provide unique advantages to the storage of compressed natural gas with the use of thermoplastic composite technologies to achieve better durability, weight reduction and recyclability.
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