Markets - Agriculture
Market Places Special Demands on Equipment and Products
Equipment in the agricultural market is subject to harsh environments and must withstand significant abuse. For this reason, manufacturers are turning to composites with dimensional stability, such as sheet molding compounds (SMC), bulk molding compounds (BMC), and new lines of high performance composites (Ultrium, Fortium, Flamevex and Alluralite) that are manufactured for the most demanding applications for new product designs, as these composite materials have been tested under the harshest of conditions. Components in this market that benefit from converting to molding compounds include:
- Trailer components
- Snow plow hitches
- Sprinkler systems
- Equipment cases
Using composites for agriculture has several long-term benefits for customers, including longevity of equipment and faster payback on investments due to increased performance and uptime.