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Economic viability and quality - life cycle cost

High strain on rail networks requires the most durable materials. The life of a train car or section of track, the on-going cleaning, weight reduction, duty cycles, maintenance and upkeep costs are factors as important as the original investment. The solutions developed by DuPont are characterized by high cost effectiveness and the highest quality.


Nomex® honeycomb Ultra-leightweight materials

Up to 50% weight reduction with DuPont™ Nomex® honeycomb
Standard side panel used for trains building aluminium honeycomb compared with DuPont™ Nomex® honeycomb » More
SentryGlas® High tensile interlayer
Up to 40% weight reduction with DuPont™ SentryGlas®
The example shown here refers to standard laminated safety glass (VSG) with a thickness of 2 x 4 mm and single pane glass for outside with a thickness of 4 mm. » More
Hytrel® Flexible and durable plastics
Rail pads made of Hytrel® perform better and 3 times longer than those made of rubber. Ideal for parts requiring excellent flex fatigue and broad use temperature (heavy haul lines). » More
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