J-Flex to showcase their RailFlex® range of high performance, low toxicity, elastomer materials and components at Railtex 2019
The introduction of the improved norm – EN 45545-2 – for low smoke/low toxic flame retardant materials in railway rolling stock build and refurbishment, heralded a major advancement in passenger and personnel safety. Only those materials and components that restrict and contain the spread of fire may be used.
J-Flex has a range of elastomeric products meeting the criteria of EN 45545-2 and these are classified under the registered brand name RailFlex®. All RailFlex® products have been independently tested and certified by leading fire test laboratories throughout Europe. Conforming to EN 45545-2, full material data sheets and test reports are available upon request.
In some instances, some RailFlex® projects have been test and approved against the former National Standards DIN 5510-2; NF F 16-101, BS6853, UL 94 V(0) and NFPA 130 Hazard Rating System.
EPDM, Silicone and Neoprene materials have excellent environmental resistance, withstanding O-zone, UV, rain and frost – meaning outdoor applications such as lighting systems and enclosures are kept water and dust tight. RailFlex® materials are resistant to corrosion, moisture, salt, and light fuels.
The illustration below shows where RailFlex® products can be applied, and all in the following formats:
- Calendered Sheet Rubber
- Cut Gaskets, Joints and Strips
- Precision Moulded Components
- Extruded Profiles and Sections
- Vulcanised Joined Profile Frames
- Laminated Composites (rubber and sponge)
- Sponge/Foam sheets or cut parts
- Machined Plastics and sheets
Railflex® is available in the following elastomer materials;
- 50° Shore EPDM
- 60° Shore EPDM
- 70° Shore EPDM
- 40-60° Shore Silicone
- Neoprene 60° – HL1
- Medium Density Silicone Sponge
- Pure Neoprene Sponge
- Polyamide PA66/FR
- Fabric Reinforced Elastomer Sheets; Nomex, Kevlar, Glassfabric
All Railflex® products are in accordance with:
- En 45545-2: 2013 and A1 2015
- Hazard Level HL3
- DIN 5510-2
- UL94 V(0)
- ECE-R118, App.8
- NF F 16-101 Class F1-12
- NFPA 130 Hazard Rating System
- BS 6853 Table 7 Cat II and Annex ‘D’
Celebrating their 35th year in business, J-Flex is a privately-owned company involved in the manufacturing and distribution of high-end sheet products. Over this time, their manufacturing facility has gained an enviable reputation for high-quality elastomer sheetings and manufactured rubber components.
You’ll find J-Flex at Railtex on stand T61 with other members of the Rail Forum.
To find out more and download a Brochure and White Paper, please click here.