Rail Transportation

Mass Transit Vehicle Components

Fiberglass composites are widely used for mass transit vehicle components. We produce both interior and exterior parts for new construction and retrofits. Because our capabilities include a  range of materials and processes, we can support specific requirements for fire retardancy, electrical conductivity, cosmetics, aerodynamics, durability and weight. Involvement in other demanding industries – automotive, truck, busses, recreational vehicles - bolsters the value we bring to manufacturers of railcars.

Value Added Services for Railcar OEM's
  • Material Innovation
  • Responsive project management
  • Plants located across the USA for economical delivery
  • R&D and accredited testing laboratory
  • Prototyping
Quality and Other Certifications
  • ISO-9001
  • UL-approved materials
  • Experience supporting customers with UL approval process
  • ISO-9001
  • ROHS and EU REACH approved materials
Exterior Panels
  • Front facia, body panels
Structural
  • Seats, roofs, cabinets, wall panels, load floors
Resource Type Description
Mass Reduction With Value-Engineered Composites PDF Light-weighting (mass reduction) using advanced composite materials.
Technical Design Guide for FRP Composite Products and Parts PDF Fiberglass (FRP) composite materials and processes are explained in detail. This design guide outlines various selection criteria with helpful technical data and comparisons to alternative materials.
Case Study: FRP Detectable Warning Tiles for Handicap Safety PDF Case study explaining how a start-up enterprise transitioned from rubber to FRP material to become an industry leader.
UL Certified FRP Materials from MFG PDF List of proprietary MFG materials that are UL-approved.
iNVENTA 615UL SMC Material Datasheet PDF iNVENTA 615UL is a UL 94-5V approved non-halogenated reinforced thermoset SMC material. Ideal for applications where non-flammability is crucial.
iCom 617 SMC Material Datasheet PDF iCom 617 is a non-halogenated fiberglass thermoset sheet molding compound with a UL 723 rating.
iNVENTA™ 74109 Ultra Light SMC Material PDF The ultimate material for mass reduction, featuring a specific gravity under 1.11 (~60% lighter than standard SMC formulations).