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Gurit Presented Range of Composite Materials for Lightweight Rail Component Manufacture at InnoTrans 2014, Messe Berlin, Germany

  • Tuesday, 30th September 2014
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Gurit has launched its latest product innovations for lightweight rail component manufacture at InnoTrans 2014, Messe Berlin, Germany.

Gurit state it introduced its expanded range of certified products for lightweight rail component manufacture. It claims the range of epoxy and phenolic prepregs and structural core materials balance high performance, with the most stringent safety requirements for maximum passenger safety, including fire and fumes regulation EN45545.

The range featured the 120 FRS collection of high performance epoxy products, curable from 95°C, including:

SE 120FRS – EN45545 (R7/HL2 certified) tested epoxy prepreg

ST 120FRS – SPRINT version for manufacturing thick sections in one process

SF 120FRS – surface film compatible with PH 840 phenolic prepreg (tested to EN45545 R1/HL3)

SA 120FRS – epoxy resin film for core bonding

Visitors to the Gurit stand also saw a composite seat, manufactured by DK Composites Sdn Bhd for the Malaysian Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit system serving the greater Kuala Lumpur metropolitan area.

According to Gurit, the seats feature Gurit G-PET FR, Gurit’s fire retardant structural core and PH 840 phenolic prepreg. Gurit will also be showcasing a lightweight composite wheel cover from the new ‘Swing’ tram manufactured by PESA in Poland, also using Gurit G-PET FR, as well as Gurit’s ST 70FR low temperature curing fire retardant epoxy SPRINT.

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