Australian advanced composite manufacturer Omni Tanker and its US partner MAC Liquid Tank Trailer have launched their carbon composite tank trailer into the North American market with first operator to be All Chemical Transport and Brenntag North America.
The tanker, also known as a CTMV or road tanker, was designed for use in the transport of highly corrosive liquids, such as acids and bleach and have been matched with USA-designed trailers from Ohio-based, MAC LTT.
Tanks are manufactured at Smeaton Grange in New South Wales and shipped to the US.
Omni Tanker’s patented, composite technology addresses many of the limitations of traditional rubber-lined steel and fibreglass tanker solutions which suffer from strength limitations.
It does so by combining a completely seamless thermoplastic interior with a high-strength carbon fibre exterior, to deliver a product which has a higher resistance to chemical attack and is stronger, lighter and easier to clean than traditional road tankers.
Australian Ambassador to the United States Arthur Sinodinos said: “Australia is world-class in advanced materials, especially carbon fibre, and Omni Tanker is a shining example of our ability to innovate locally and launch globally.”
CEO of Omni Tanker Daniel Rodgers said its tankers brought significant gains in the efficiency of chemical haulage, particularly for the challenging Chlor-alkali liquids.”
Rodgers said: “A major goal has been to take the technology to the North American chemical haulage market.
“With assistance from the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) and North American Transport Consultants (NATC), we have been able to develop and certify the Omni cargo tank, and forge a collaborative partnership with MAC LTT to launch the Omni Tanker by MAC LTT.”
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