The addition of KYDEX® 2210LT suite to the SEKISUI KYDEX mass transit portfolio expands its offering of thermoplastic materials for European rail interior applications. New KYDEX® 2210LT is a proprietary, high performance thermoplastic sheet with integral custom colour, specifically engineered to be compliant with EN (European norm) 45545-2 R1 and R6 Hazard Level 2, and is available in three variations:
- KYDEX® 2210LTu: no film
- KYDEX® 2210LT: added chemical resistance and anti-graffiti protection
- KYDEX® 2210LTd: decorative film + added chemical resistance and anti-graffiti protection
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.
KYDEX® 2210LT materials provide design freedom to incorporate artwork and branding, or prevent unsightly graffiti with its excellent graffiti resistance. “With the KYDEX® 2210LT line, our rail interiors partners now have a fully compliant material that meets a complex set of regulations backed by the reliable quality and supply chain you expect from SEKISUI KYDEX,” said Ruben Bake, Mass Transit Market Business Manager. “Using the entire product line, designers can create multi-faceted, layered designs with low minimums and custom colour.”
This specialty sheet is produced using SEKISUI KYDEX’s quick response manufacturing (QRM) process, ensuring small minimum order quantities and short lead times. The materials wide processing window and ease of thermoforming make them ideal for complex parts. In addition to availability in a wide range of integral custom colours and effects, no secondary processes are required to achieve desired aesthetics.
About SEKISUI KYDEX
SEKISUI KYDEX innovates and creates sustainable thermoplastic 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 Bloomsburg, PA, and Holland, MI, working with a global network of sales and distribution partners, are committed to delivering more than their customers can imagine. Visit www.kydex.com for more information.