Plastics Industry News
繁體 | 简体
Technology
Applications
MAGUIRE
Main > Daily Market News > Article Content
| Print | Submit Article |
Last Page | More | Next Page
The European MAT4RAIL project aims to reduce the weight of railways by replacing metallic structural components with Fibre-Reinforced Polymers.
The European MAT4RAIL project aims to reduce the weight of railways by replacing metallic structural components with Fibre-Reinforced Polymers.

AIMPLAS, a Spain-based plastics technology centre, recently announced to take part in the European MAT4RAIL project, which aims to reduce the weight of railways by replacing metallic structural components with Fibre-Reinforced Polymers (FRPs), as well as increase the vehicle’s capacity and the passenger comfort by means of the smart modular design of interior space.

Started in October 2017, the project has already achieved the development of new epoxy-resin formulations with improved flame-retardant properties to be applied in FRPs. Mat4Rail will last for two years and is coordinated by CIDETEC (Spain).

With the implementation of this project, it is expected to improve the railway infrastructure regarding costs, functioning, reliance and timeliness, increase of the capacity and energy efficiency, as well as the reduction of costs of the life cycle.

For that purpose, innovative materials and a modular design for railway rolling stock are going to be developed. A weight reduction of trains is going to be performed by replacing metal parts by FRPs with certified mechanical and fire performance.

In addition, the project has involved 15 research institutes, SME, large companies and one university from seven European countries and received funds from the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU), one of the public-private partnerships within the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme.

Related Articles  
AIMPLAS joins recycling project to recover...
AIMPLAS and five partners develop coatings...
Valencian plastics industry progresses tow...
The world's first subway train body made o...
SABIC produces lightweight, recyclable veh...
EU research project develops hybrid lightw...
We are collecting readers' comment for improving our website. If you are willing to help, please CLICK HERE to complete a survey. Your comments matter.
Write a mail to the editor
Copyright © Adsale Publishing Limited. Any party needs to reprint any part of the content should get the written approval from Adsale Publishing Ltd and quote the source "China Plastic & Rubber Journal (CPRJ)", Adsale Plastics Website - www.AdsaleCPRJ.com. We reserve the right to take legal action against any party who reprints any part of this article without acknowledgement. For enquiry, please contact Editorial Department.  [Want to use this report?]
Name
Company Name
Job title
Email (will not be published)
Comment
Recent Comment
Legal Statement | Privacy Policy
Remarks: Publication of the comments is at editor's discretion.
Register a New Member
HP webinar
泰瑞机器股份有限公司
阿科玛(中国)投资有限公司上海分公司
富强鑫精密工业股份有限公司
COPERION GMBH
东莞市思为客自动化科技股份有限公司
裕克施乐塑料制品(太仓)有限公司
东华机械有限公司
HOSOKAWA ALPINE AG ABT. FVF
信易电热机械股份有限公司
上海ABB工程有限公司
广东伊之密精密机械股份有限公司
DAVIS-STANDARD, LLC
莱斯特瑞兹机械(太仓)有限公司
日钢注塑机維修(深圳)有限公司
海天塑机集团有限公司

Supplier Highlights
WITTE PUMPS & TECHNOLOGY GMBH