The SAERTEX LEO composite system meets the high HL2 fire protection requirements in R10 in accordance with EN 45545 for use in rail vehicles. In contrast to conventional fire protection systems, LEO does not negatively influence mechanical parameters. The LEO system consists of four components, with SAERfoam® as the core material, an NFC layer of fiberglass, special LEO infusion resins and a LEO protection layer as the finish.
SAERTEX LEO thus meets international fire protection standards in the rail vehicle, shipbuilding and construction industries with regard to flame propagation and smoke development. Compared to conventionally manufactured components, the LEO laminates offer impressive mechanical properties and, in the case of the floor panels in the ICE-3 fleet, 50 percent less weight. Train floors are frequently exposed to moisture not only in snowy regions; as opposed to the materials used up to now, the material components contained in the LEO system do not rot.
“We are extremely pleased to have received such recognition for our innovative performance in this project and would like to thank the juries,” says Daniel Stumpp, Head of Global Marketing at SAERTEX. “Special thanks also go to our two project partners: SMT Montagetechnik in Forst, Germany, and Alan Harper Composites in Great Britain.”
By now, we all know that COVID-19/the Coronavirus has been declared a pandemic. It has dramatically affected all of us, and the news changes daily – even hourly. We want to reassure you that the health and safety of everybody inside and outside SAERTEX have the highest priority for us. We are closely monitoring the situation and want to update you on our business activities as they stand today, MAR 24, 2020:
The spread of the coronavirus has arrived to many countries with SAERTEX® activities. The health of everybody inside and outside SAERTEX has highest priority for us. We have taken dedicated measures to protect people on the one hand and ensure the delivery situation for our customers on the other hand. This is the status quo on MAR 19, 2020.
SAERTEX multiCom LP is pleased to announce the expansion of its US operations. SAERTEX multiCom plans to invest more than $20 million in a new manufacturing and warehouse facility near its current location in Huntersville, North Carolina. The expansion will retain 34 existing positions and allow SAERTEX multiCom to add 45 new jobs over the next five years.