Wabash National patented a method for producing a composite core member for tractor trailer panels. The process involves inserting an intermediate core member between two strips of reinforced material and coupling them to create the core member. The method streamlines production along a production line. GlobalData’s report on Wabash National gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Wabash National, Foamed multilayer laminates was a key innovation area identified from patents. Wabash National's grant share as of January 2024 was 51%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Method for producing composite core member for tractor trailer panels

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Wabash National Corporation

The granted patent (Publication Number: US11872792B2) outlines a method for producing a composite core member used in the construction of tractor trailer panels. The method involves providing an intermediate core member with reinforced material, extruding two strips of reinforced material, inserting the core member between the strips, and coupling them to form the core member. Additional steps include providing various structures for the core member, laminating it, cutting it to specific dimensions, and attaching sheets to the front and rear faces.

Furthermore, the patent details a method for producing a composite panel for a trailer by coupling the core member with inner and outer sheets. The process includes providing reinforced material on the core member, producing parallel strips of reinforced material, guiding them towards the core member, and attaching inner and outer sheets to create the composite panel. Various options for the core member structure, coupling methods, and attachment to the trailer are also described in the patent. Overall, the patent provides a comprehensive guide for efficiently manufacturing composite core members and panels for tractor trailers.

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