Advanced Fuel Systems
NGFS®: A technology enabler for future growth
Our NGFS® technology, also known as “twin sheet” technology helps reduce emissions and weight while potentially increasing volume depending on tank design. It also serves as the basis for our lightweight hybrid fuel tank.
NGFS® is produced by lowering two sheets of multi-layered parison through the blow molder extruders. The "twin sheet" design allows easy access for components to be integrated directly into the plastic shell, thus eliminating the need for cutting and welding and reducing emissions.
The two half shells, with their associated components in place, are then molded together before being removed from the bold molder.
NGFS® Component Integration
The twin-sheet design allows for quick and easy access to place internal components during the blow molding process. This reduces the amount of cutting or welding on the tank thereby reducing emissions. Examples of pre-placed components include:
- Internal venting systems
- Low emissions connections
- Delivery and indication elements
- Anti-slosh elements (baffles)
- Internal tank stiffeners for hybrid tank applications