xperion and 3M Team Up to Provide CNG Tanks
On Thursday, xperion announced an agreement to develop a new line of 3M-branded Type 4 CNG tanks for use in heavy duty vehicles. The tanks will integrate 3M’s Matrix Resin technology with xperion’s engineering and proprietary design technology. A new xperion facility, currently being constructed near Columbus, Ohio, will begin producing these new tanks starting later this year. Additionally, the two companies will collaborate to provide tanks for the light-duty vehicle market with xperion X-STORE cylinders. 3M and xperion will work to incorporate 3M’s proprietary nanoparticle resin into the design of X-STORE tanks. 3M’s and xperion’s announcement follows another recent announcement regarding 3M’s agreement with Rush Enterprises to provide enhanced CNG fuel systems, distribution and service support.