Thermoplastics for Rail Interiors
SEKISUI KYDEX innovates and manufactures KYDEX® Thermoplastics material solutions for the next generation of product design. SEKISUI Chemical’s corporate commitment to Speed, Service, and Superiority is realized through the KYDEX® Thermoplastic business model of manufacturing bespoke materials with short lead times in small quantities. This Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) model at three manufacturing campuses expands beyond thermoplastic sheet. The KYDEX® portfolio also includes injection molding resins, proprietary Infused Imaging™ Technology, integral special effects, unique textures, and custom products and design.
The SEKISUI KYDEX appLab™ and designLab® innovation centers are collaborative spaces for clients and customers to bring the supply chain together for rapid prototyping and design development. These spaces are the bridge between engineering and art. More than 300 dedicated professionals in Pennsylvania and Michigan working with a global network of sales and distribution partners, are committed to delivering more than their customers can imagine.
The fully-compliant KYDEX® Thermoplastics portfolio meets all of the stringent requirements of industry certifications for passenger safety. With a refined degree of integral finish, colour, and design, KYDEX® Thermoplastics enhance the passenger experience in areas like seat backs, window shrouds, and monuments.
KYDEX® Thermoplastics offer ample design flexibility, while meeting the most stringent fire, smoke, heat release, and toxicity requirements, providing a fully-compliant portfolio to meet all of your rail application needs.
KYDEX® 2210LT is a proprietary, high performance thermoplastic sheet specifically engineered to be compliant with EN (European norm) 45545-2 R1 and R6 Hazard Level 2.
KYDEX® 2210LT materials are ideal for rail car interior applications like walls, passenger seat backs, armrests, tray tables, and window masks or shrouds.
Long-term durability, and weight savings over FRP, aluminum, or steel make KYDEX® 2210LT a desirable and more sustainable choice for customers who expect rail cars to last 20 years or more. When the rail car reaches the end of its tracks, the KYDEX® parts are 100% recyclable, and ready to be made into something new.
Features & Benefits:
- Customizable / Design Flexibility
- Sustainable (Lightweight / Saving Energy)
- Excellent Chemical, Graffiti, and Stain Resistance
Infused Imaging™ technology puts colour and imagery into thermoplastic material, not on it. Infused Imaging™ is a proprietary process that embeds imagery into thermoplastic material. Durability is enhanced because it does not chip, fade, or delaminate the way capped and traditionally printed images can.
KYDEX ION Technology™
Passenger health and safety are at the forefront of the passenger experience, requiring materials that are chemical resistant, antimicrobial, durable, and stain resistant. KYDEX® Thermoplastics are inherently antimicrobial and available with a range of additional antimicrobial protection options. KYDEX® ION Technology™ products are available with custom colour, pattern, and texture. They are ideal for high touch areas such as tray tables, seat backs, armrests, luggage racks, and bulkhead components.