Metyx Composites has enlarged its range of performance materials and composites for railways, which includes aramid and carbon fibre composites and texties, eglass, and moulding sandwich panel materials. METYCORE FS (fire shield) and METYCOREMAX FS are RTM (resin transfer moulding) sandwich materials using glass fibre fabric and a PIN flame retardant resin core. EU railway fire performance standard EN45545 is achieved, with low smoke formation and low smoke toxicity in case of fire. METYCORE composite materials offer lower weight, so improving train performance and energy efficiency, are durable and easy to clean, so reducing railway maintenance costs.
“METYX Composites Showcasing New High Performance RTM Fabric and Carbon Woven Technical Textiles at JEC World 2017, Paris” http://www.metyx.com/2017/03/08/jec/#more-1279 “New Metycore FS (Fire Shield) RTM Fabric Meets EN 45545 ‘Fire and Fume’ Railway Regulation” http://www.metyx.com/rail/