The rail industry needs to develop lighter train to reduce track wear, maintenance costs and energy consumption, while complying with legislative fire safety requirements for the industry. Lightweight composites materials are ideally positioned to meet these needs.

Cytec's MTM®348FR has been formulated with rail industry requirements in mind, and is the only European Norm CEN TS45545, category HL2 compliant epoxy resin prepreg matrix currently available for rail rolling stock applications.

Reasons for choosing MTM348FR hot-melt epoxy resin prepreg:

  • Unique fire performance: Unique fire, smoke and toxicity characteristics ensures that it meets the requirements of CEN TS45545, category HL2
  • Excellent mechanical properties: Autoclave processable, this 120°C (248°F) curing epoxy resin matrix offers excellent mechanical properties
  • Vast range of applications: Can be used for structural components and interiors applications, including stand backs, wall and ceiling panels, window frames, etc.
  • Offered on a wide range of reinforcements: Can be used for a wide range of sandwich and monolithic applications using glass or carbon fiber reinforcements
  • Good shelf life and out life: With an out life of 30 days, a storage life of 12 months, it is a flexible choice for the rail industry

Cytec's experienced applied technologies engineers and technical sales team are available to assist you with technical queries regarding product selection and application. Additional information about MTM348FR is available in our Selector Guide or Contact Us.