Infrastructure Equipment

DCPD engine and tank hoods for JLG’s telehandler

Demand for reinforced plastics in the construction and farm equipment markets is driven by the vast number of applications as well as industry growth. Now that Tier 4 Final is law, OEMs are faced with sharply higher engine prices for new construction and farm equipment compounded by record metal prices. OEMS in both market segments are turning to reinforced plastics for a variety of reasons: lower-cost alternative to metal; the economies of part consolidation; lower-cost styling capabilities; corrosion and impact resistance; and assembly labour savings, to name a few.

RMC is well positioned to respond, exploiting its tool kit of composite technologies: from DCPD for hoods, engine side panels, roofs, fenders, radiator grilles and shrouds, and body panels, to PU for interior components such as control consoles and trim. The Company is a leader in advancing DCPD technology, recently developing a new tooling system that - for the first time - provides low-volume users access to the benefits of DCPD without the tooling penalty commonly associated with this process.

DCPD grille, hood, and roof for Volvo 990 grader