New standards in the field of WC wet cells: - light and stable - sustainable and recyclable - flexible and economical
The C.F. Maier Group, a manufacturer of plastic components and systems, has gained an outstanding reputation over the decades as a development partner and supplier of interior and exterior parts for long-distance coaches and city buses.
Besides offering an extensive product portfolio, including vehicle front ends, A-pillar trim, rear flaps, bumpers, wheel arches, maintenance flaps and engine enclosures, the company builds complete drivers’ workstations that can be supplied on request to customers with preassembled extras like storage compartments and refrigerators, ready for mounting. C.F. Maier is also a leading European manufacturer of wet cells for long-distance coaches.
Now the company has announced another innovation. Right on time for the Busworld 2023 trade fair in Brussels it will present san:iq, a new kind of wet cell with WC that is notable for low weight, recyclability and cost efficiency. Visitors to Hall 11, Stand 1138c at Busworld, which runs from 7 to 12 October, will be the first to learn about the advantages of san:iq.
san:iq – light, sustainable, cost-efficient
The new san:iq differs from other wet cells made by C.F. Maier primarily in the materials used. Items in the interior, such as the wash basin, furniture and covers, are made of thermoplastics. The compartment itself is made of a lightweight panel material.
The wood-based high-performance material is extremely economical in the use of resources but is sturdy, distortion-free and bending-resistant. It is also easy to recycle. FSC and PEFC certificates attest to responsible and sustainable forestry. The cabin additionally meets the requirements for flame protection according to ECE-R118.03 and will soon have a type approval with certification by TÜV, the German safety standards authority.
The cabin is installed in the bus according to the proven C.F. Mail plug-and-play principle. The system is ready for operation as soon as the lines for water, electric power and compressed air have been mounted and connected. Customers have a choice of various coatings, including HPL, film and fabric.
The new material offers additional options for C.F. Maier’s modular system for wet cells in long-distance coaches. The cabin body can be built to match the respective coach model. Parts can be quickly and easily joined by means of smart fasteners, permitting production in small quantities if necessary. The modular structure of the san:iq eliminates the need for special moulds and tools, which can be significant cost drivers. A cost-effective solution is the result.
“Our aim in introducing the san:iq is to open up new possibilities in the OEM segment for long-distance coaches,” says Maximilian Maier, CEO of the C.F. Maier Group. “We look forward to presenting our latest innovation at Busworld.”
World premiere at Busworld Brussels 2023
Visitors to Busworld 2023 in Brussels, the world’s largest B2B bus fair, will be the first to get a look at the san:iq. C.F. Maier will be there in Hall 11, Stand 1138c, from 7 to 12 October.
The new wet cell will be displayed together with various other bus components manufactured for companies in the industry. Thus C.F. Maier will be presenting a broad range of expertise, gained over many years.