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Hexagon Composites wholly owned subsidiary Hexagon Lincoln has recently received new orders for delivery of lightweight 26" Tuffshell fuel cylinders to the U.S in 2013. The total value of the newest orders is in excess of USD 5 million.
These orders represent only the company's most recent major orders for the newly launched 26" Tuffshell line of high pressure composite fuel tanks. The company's 26" tank family, officially launched in January this year, are the largest Type 4 NGV fuel tanks in the marketplace. These lightweight, all-composite cylinders will serve as fuel tanks for Class 8 trucks running on CNG (compressed natural gas). The U.S. Class 8 truck market includes vehicles with a GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) of 26,000 pounds (12 tons) or more. These trucks benefit from the operational cost advantages of CNG with high consumption rates, long range hauling needs and heavy payload requirements. The U.S. Heavy Duty NGV market is experiencing strong and sustained growth which is expected to continue with the recent expanded line-up of larger, higher horsepower dedicated natural gas engines. With the light weight of composite tanks and industry leading capacity, Hexagon Composites' line of Tuffshell fuel tanks allow fleet owners the flexibility of increased range with less compromise of payload capacity and wheelbase. Hexagon Lincoln, the former Lincoln Composites, is based in Lincoln, Nebraska and has around 270 employees. More information: www.hexagon.no