J-Flex Rubber Products, UK-based rubber gasket and seals specialist for over 30 years, indicates that RAILFLEX® offers low smoke toxicity, zero halogen, fire resistant EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer (M-class) synthetic rubber) for railway and mass transport applications.
The material is used for gaskets, joints, seals, strips, caps, profiles, sections and pads, in extruded and moulded forms. Properties include tensile, elongation and tear resistance, electrical resistivity and ozone resistance. Fire performance is certified to the European railways materials fire performance specifications EN 45545-2 (2013: R22/R23 HL3 and 2015: A1) and is tested to a range of other specifications including UL94-V0 and NFPA 130.
J-Flex underline that these high performance elastomer products offering “low smoke without toxic fire” fire resistance are essential to ensuring safety in interiors, mechanical and electrical installations and engines in modern mass transport applications such as high speed trains, urban transport vehicles and stations.