Range of systems: Engineering, production, painting, bonding, assembly & tailoring
Rail transport brings people and goods quickly and safely from point A to point B. Once on the rails, efficient and reliable technology is required. Every designer faces the challenge of developing economical, fast and safe rail vehicles. As a system supplier for components made of composite materials and thermoplastics, we support you all the way.
Efficient, safe & convenient
We have worked closely with leading vehicle manufacturers for decades. The focus is always on the central themes of transport for the future:
Weight reduction & fuel efficiency
Enhanced passenger safety
Increased reliability & reduced maintenance times
Improved riding comfort
We manufacture ready-to-install components and entire assemblies made of thermosetting and thermoplastic materials according to your wishes and technical specifications.
On request, we can accompany you throughout theentire design and production process – from engineering, through bonding, screwing, painting and assembly, right through to the complete tailoring of installation-ready components.
Where our components are used:
Trams and light rail
Subway / metros
Commuter and regional trains
High-speed and intercity trains
Freight trains, freight wagons
Interior & floor
Side wall cladding
Door pillar cladding
Door mechanism covers
Window pillar cladding
Air ducts, air conditioning ducts
Operating elements, e.g. for controllers
Conductor rail supports
Covers for 3rd rail
Spacer plates under turnouts
Signal and control covers (ETCS)
Lightweight, safe & efficient
A rail vehicle only earns money when it's moving. Together with our customers, we aim to increase efficiency, reduce maintenance times and optimise the safety and comfort for passengers and drivers.
With their low weight, our components support you in the development of efficient rail vehicles and above all offer advantages over conventional materials such as metal.
Corrosion-free & weather-resistant
Depending on the material, our components have very high corrosion resistance and, with their weathering resistance to sunlight, rain and snow, are suitable for permanent use outdoors.
Long service life:
With their mechanical strength, components made from our materials have a long service life and are suitable for the high demands in rail transport.
High riding comfort
Depending on the material, our components contribute to a pleasant environment and a high level of comfort for passengers and vehicle drivers thanks to their very good thermal, acoustic and electrical insulation properties.
High-quality look and feel
Depending on the material, our components have a very high-quality appearance and tactile surface. In this way, they help in providing a very pleasant environment in your seating compartment.
High passenger safety
Depending on the material, our materials meet various standards for flame retardancy and thus contribute to a highlevel of safety for passengers and vehicle drivers. For instance:
NFPA 130: ASTM
UL 94 V-0
JP Railway Ignition Test
UL Yellow Card
Finding the right plastics for fire protection
Fire protection is essential in railway technology. However, blanket demands for materials that meet the highest hazard levels are not very productive. This limits the choice of materials unnecessarily and may not make economic sense. For this reason, the material must be individually selected for each requirement. But which plastics are suitable for which application?
External claddings made of Permaglas® SMC compression moulded parts
Compression moulded parts made of our Permaglas® glass fibre reinforced material combine low weight with high strength and flame retardancy. Manufactured with different geometries, wall thicknesses and dimensions, they are used in rail vehicles worldwide as external cladding for a wide range of design requirements.
Interior cladding made of Permaglas® compression moulded parts
Compression moulded parts made of our Permaglas® glass fibre reinforced material combine low weight with high strength and flame retardancy. Manufactured in individual geometries, wall thicknesses and dimensions, Permaglas® interior cladding can be used to meet different requirements and design conditions.
Permaglas® compression moulded parts
FlooraX® train floor plates
Our FlooraX® train floor plates made of high-quality beech veneers are characterised by very high wear resistance, meet the requirements of EN 45545-2 R10 HL3 and contribute to the efficiency of your rail vehicles with their low weight. The floor covering can be glued very easily to FlooraX® train floor plates.
Conductor rail supports made of Permaglas® compression moulded parts and covers for the 3rd rail made of Durostone® profiles
Conductor rail supports made of Permaglas® and covers made of Durostone® for the 3rd rail contribute to the construction of high-performance rail systems worldwide with their high strength, electrical insulation as well as UV and weathering resistance.
Together with our customers, we have been developing and producing components for rail vehicles for more than 40 years. Based on this experience, we know that each project must meet different requirements in terms of design, geometry, material properties as well as specifications and standards.
With our wide range of materials and products, worldwide locations and our full service, we have the highest degree of flexibility. Together with you, we develop and manufacture exactly the components you need for your rail vehicles and accompany you throughout the entire project from development to the ready-to-install component/assembly.
Our Corporate Research & Development department develops the optimum formulation for your application that meets the mechanical requirements as well as the demands on fire behaviour. Economic feasibility is always the focus here.
In our in-house CAD department, we develop the design of your components together with you. Our experienced technicians and toolmakers will coordinate with you on the feasibility and the highest possible fulfilment of the requirements for your individual application. Own tool and fixture construction allows very high flexibility for a variety of tasks.
We are certified according to DIN 6701-2 (A1) for the bonding of railway vehicles and components. Our bonding specialists create high-strength, rigid and also elastic thick-bed adhesive joints. During assembly or pre-assembly, we integrate plug and screw connections made of different materials according to your specifications. We are also certified for welding rail vehicles according to EN 15085-2 (CL4).
Depending on the material, we can provide your components with paints or protective coatings as protection or visual enhancement. From simple protective functions to high-quality A1 surfaces – if necessary with protection against vandalism using anti-graffiti protective varnish – we produce high-quality surfaces for various requirements by means of different painting processes. Pre-treatments, primers and undercoats are individually matched to the base material and surface requirements of your component.
We work with reusable or disposable packaging that meets special requirements for product protection and especially surface protection. This means that we can supply you with high-quality parts ready for installation directly to your assembly section.