Gurit Presents Expanded Range of Composite Materials for Lightweight Rail Component Manufacture at InnoTrans 2014, Messe Berlin, Germany
23rd September 2014, Gurit (SIX Swiss Exchange: GUR) a leading global manufacturer and supplier of composite materials, engineering, tooling, parts and systems, has today launched its latest product innovations for lightweight rail component manufacture at InnoTrans 2014, Messe Berlin, Germany.

Exhibiting on stand 310, hall 10.2 Gurit will introduce its expanded range of certified products for lightweight rail component manufacture; the lighter a train carriage, the faster a train can accelerate, move and brake. The range of epoxy and phenolic prepregs and structural core materials now balance high performance, with the most stringent safety requirements for maximum passenger safety, including fire and fumes regulation EN45545. 

The range now features the 120 FRS collection of high performance epoxy products, curable from 95°C, including:


  • SE 120FRS – EN45545 (R7/HL2 certified) tested epoxy prepreg
  • ST 120FRS – SPRINT™ version for manufacturing thick sections in one process
  • SF 120FRS – surface film compatible with PH 840 phenolic prepreg (tested to EN45545 R1/HL3)
  • SA 120FRS – epoxy resin film for core bonding


Visitors to the Gurit stand will be able to see a composite seat, manufactured by DK Composites Sdn Bhd for the Malaysian Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit system serving the greater Kuala Lumpur metropolitan area. The seats are engineered by Gurit and feature Gurit® G-PET™ FR, Gurit’s fire retardant structural core and PH 840 phenolic prepreg. Gurit will also be showcasing a lightweight composite wheel cover from the new ‘Swing’ tram manufactured by PESA in Poland, also using Gurit® G-PET™ FR, as well as Gurit’s ST 70FR low temperature curing fire retardant epoxy SPRINT™.


Gurit’s sales and technical experts are available on stand 310, hall 10.2 to discuss the latest product innovations for your rail applications.