International plastics processor Röchling Industrial SE & Co. KG is expanding its portfolio of flame-retardant materials for use in railway technology applications with the two sustainable products, Maywoflamm® plus RC and Maywoflamm® NFPA RC. Both products can be manufactured using up to 70 percent recycled material, making it possible to increase sustainability in customer applications.
Materials used in railway technology applications must meet stringent requirements. Fire protection plays an important role in ensuring the safety of passengers.
Röchling Industrial offers various materials made of thermoplastic and composites that meet such requirements. These include Maywoflamm® brand products, which are used in rail vehicle interior fittings, for instance in interior trim or the manufacture of rear seat shells.
Sustainable products meet fire safety standards
The plastics processor based in Bad Grönenbach in the Allgäu region is now adding two new sustainable products to its portfolio of high-quality plastics for railway technology applications. Both Maywoflamm® plus RC and Maywoflamm® NFPA RC can be produced with up to 70 percent recycled materials. Maywoflamm® plus RC complies with the European railway standard EN 45545-2:2020, classification R6/ HL2; Maywoflamm® NFPA RC is tested according to NFPA 130 and BSS7239:1988 and can therefore be used in the American region. Both materials are characterized by their low weight compared to metallic materials and their high mechanical strength.
A partner dedicated to the achievement of sustainability goals
“We have defined sustainability as one of the most important strategic areas for the future,” explains Franz Lübbers, CEO of Röchling Industrial. "It is important to us to take responsibility and contribute to a sustainable future. Of course, we have focused on the needs of our customers." The high recycled content helps customers achieve their sustainability goals. The use of high-quality recycled material conserves resources and closes loops.
“With the launch, we are offering our railway sector customers sustainable products that meet the relevant requirements for use in railway technology applications,” says Simon Kathmann, Head of Sales and Marketing at Röchling Industrial Allgäu. "We are very excited to now bring these sustainable alternatives to the market". They will be presented at InnoTrans from 20–23 September in Hall 1.1, Stand 260.
You can find more information about our materials for railway technology applications here.