Metzeler Plastics, part of VitasheetGroup, will present thermoforming materials. It is developing thermoplastic sheet material according to EN 45545-2R6 for the railway industry.
Moniflex, an insulation material for train coaches, will be the focus for Isoflex. The company says key advantages of its product include its weight (13kg/m3), ability to drain condensation, low environmental impact and longevity of up to 30 years. The material is non-fibrous and designed to be easy and economical to cut and handle.
Floors need to be particularly hard-wearing and safe on trains; so wineo has developed a special product to deal with these high requirements.
Industrial sewing machines selected specifically for the production of transport interiors will be shown on Juki’s stand. There will be a strong focus on digitization and Industry 4.0, both on the booth and in a conference presentation to be made by in-house expert Andreas Korz – Seams in the time of Industry 4.0 – on Conference Stage 2 on Wednesday, November 15.
Individualized train seats, ready-made seat covers and new leather collections will be on show at Boxmark’s stand. One of the new collections is the leather Duke, which is available in 55 stock colors and with a minimum order quantity of only one skin (approximately 5m2) per color.
Seat tray tables that facilitate hands-free use of PEDs are available from SmartTray Rail & Bus, which works with companies around the globe to integrate and deploy these patented solutions in the transportation sector. The tray tables are also designed to provide enhanced ergonomics, better space management and improved comfort over conventional tray tables.
ITSA, a specialist in composites for railway interiors, offers new technologies intended to increase quality, creative design and competitiveness for clients. In addition to its sheet molding compound (SMC) and hand lay, CNC robots, wet coating and assembly expertise, the company recently introduced light resin transfer molding (RTM) and powder in mold coating (PIMC) technologies.
As well as highlighting its engineering services and solutions, Cyient will use the show to interview potential recruits. The company has various rail transportation engineering and technical documentation positions open. Potential applicants should visit the company’s website for more information on the roles available, or email Zuzana.Filipova@cyient.com to arrange an in-person meeting.
Schliess- und Sicherungssysteme will showcase everything from partitions to handrails (including models with antimicrobial powder coating), refuse containers, luggage racks, interior doors, driver’s cab doors and tables. The company also offers locking systems and hardware, components for access and gangway systems, and exterior components.
Durability, slip-resistance and safety are just a few of the requirements for rail flooring, says nora systems, which will show its customized solutions. Its products include nora nTx, which consists of sheet rubber flooring with a pre-applied, solvent-free self-adhesive.
Navigating the development and approval of materials covered by fire regulations calls for the kind of specialist knowledge to be gained on CREPIM’s stand.
Those looking for plastic extrusions for their railcar interior projects should head to Certified Thermoplastics’ booth, as this has been the company’s business since 1978. It specializes in the extrusion of high-temperature materials designed to pass strict flame, smoke and toxicity requirements including EN 45545-2; and offer weight savings versus metal alternatives.
Colway Ferroviaria recently moved to new facilities in Barcelona, Spain, which offer more assembly, logistics and office space. The company is a turnkey partner for the design, engineering, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of rail interior projects. It has developed interiors for a wide variety of railcars and trams, in addition to toilet modules.
A seat described as “the first antibacterial seat in the world” by supplier STA 2000 will be highlighted. The modular Romeo range was designed in Italy to offer the advantages of low weight, high strength, great ergonomics, modularity and protection from vandalism.
In all rail interior applications, health and safety is critical, and materials must also offer excellent durability and a long lifespan – which is why silicone is used extensively, says Silicone Engineering. kSil V-0 is a closed-cell silicone sponge formulated to improve fire and smoke safety where high-performance sealing and insulation is needed. It is flame-retardant to UL94v-0 and compliant with EN 45545-2.
Swedish tannery Elmo has focused on the environmental aspects of its processes for decades, making its booth a key destination for rail operators looking for an environmentally friendly leather that exceeds international standards in terms of certifications such as EN 45545.
The EC 250 from Stadler Rail made its first trip through the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland at the beginning of July 2017. For the first time, the entire floor of a high-speed train was equipped with an electrically heated floor system including sound insulation from Metawell.
High-quality uniforms are a vital finishing touch to a rail operator’s service, and that is where Modus comes in. The Polish company has specialized in the production of uniforms, suits and corporate clothing for more than 70 years. It creates roughly 60,000 pairs of trousers and 50,000 jackets every year, serving 100 Polish institutions and exporting its products to more than 15 countries.
The ArmaForm PET range of polyethylene terephthalate-based structural foam cores from Armacell is designed to combine high strength with low weight, excellent fatigue and durability, superior temperature stability and compatibility with all common resins and manufacturing methods.
Seat-integrated reading lights will be shown by CML Innovative Technologies (CML IT). These lights utilize touch-sensitive switch technology designed for high reliability, and offering flexibility in terms of location options and the potential to add functions including intensity variation and color adjustment.
The Trainlys range of leather products – on display at Couro Azul’s booth – was specially designed for trains. Taking bovine raw material from Europe, the company applies tradition, know-how and the most recent technologies to create a range of leather suitable for applications where durability is key.
New window shading systems will be displayed by Texat decor engineering (Tde). One of the new systems allows continuous adjustment without jamming, even in the case of large windows and upper-deck windows with curved guiding. This system can also be expanded with a motor to work electrically.
People like to use their traveling time efficiently without being disturbed by noise, but to travel fast and in silence is a challenge for train manufacturers. Getzner will present solutions to make the passenger cabin quieter.
Duflot Industrie will promote its technical non-woven fabrics, which are designed to delay the combustion of materials and mitigate the emission of toxic fumes, in compliance with international standards including EN 45545, BS 6853, NFPA 130 and DIN 5510.
After hosting a series of popular and well-attended delegate workshops on the value that design can bring to rail as part of Railway Interiors 2015 program, global strategic design consultancy tangerine this year returns to Prague to offer a new series of interactive sessions.
Seat-integrated reading lights will be displayed by CML Innovative Technologies (CML IT). These lights utilize touch-sensitive switch technology designed for high reliability, and offering flexibility in terms of location options and the potential to add functions including intensity variation and color adjustment.
Seat tray tables that facilitate hands-free use of PEDs are available from SmartTray Rail & Bus, which works with companies around the globe to integrate and deploy these patented solutions in the transportation sector.
Those seeking a European laboratory to aid in the development and approval of materials covered by fire regulations should head to CREPIM’s booth.