Abbey Polymers is now supplying Vamp-Tech’s EN45545 grade materials
UK materials distributor, Abbey Polymers, has announced the availability of an “interesting” new compound designed for applications in railway carriage interiors where the new norm EN45545 applies.
The company is offering the EN45545 materials, which adhere to a classification system that specifies requirements for fire behaviour of materials and products used in trains, from Italy’s Vamp-Tech, a company with a longstanding expertise in the production of flame retarded engineered compounds that meet the requirements of UL94.
Now, however, in addition to its portfolio of V2 and V0 systems based on a number of base polymers, the company has developed materials to meet EN45545 specifications.
The key features of EN45545 materials are high oxygen indexes, and very low smoke density and smoke toxicity. These compounds are mainly designed for small electrical components in railway carriages in hazard levels HL1, HL2 and HL3 and risk classes R22 and R23.
The EN45545 compliant range available through Vamp-Tech includes PP unfilled, PP 25 percent glass fibre, PA6 unfilled, PA6 30 percent glass fibre, PA66 30 percent glass fibre and PPA 30 percent glass fibre.