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.”