Posted on 01/02/2017 in News 32 2017
FR sandwich panel achieves rail safety standards

Sicomin and 3A Composite Core Materials have achieved the European railway fire safety, smoke toxicity and smoke density standards EN 45545-2 with their PIN flame retardant sandwich panel.

The panel combines Sicomin’s infusion epoxy resin SR1125 with glass fibre, Sicomin’s gel-coat system SGi128 and 3A’s AIREX® T90 structural PET foam (polyethylene terephthalate), in GFRP (glass fibre reinforced polymer) skinned sandwich panel. The panels achieved overall fire hazard level HL2 for Category R1 in rail interior applications (such as ceilings, walls) and Category R7 for external uses (body shell, under-frames) with. They offer lightweight and high performance structural properties, sound and temperature insulation and external surface aesthetic quality and paintability.

“Sicomin epoxy infusion system and AIREX® T90 PET foam received EN45545-2 fire classification”, 22nd November 2016 

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