Kydex® Mass Transit Applications

Kydex®thermoplastic sheet is available in specialized grades that meet all performance criteria for flammability and smoke emission as tested under: ASTM E-662 and ASTM E-162 as described in both the “Recommended Fire Safety Practices for Rail Transit Materials Selection” issued by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration, and the Docket 90-A Federal Transit Administration’s “Recommended Fire Safety Practices for Transit Bus and Van Materials Selection”.

It exhibits a broad range of outstanding physical, mechanical, and thermal properties, making it the ideal material from which to form a wide variety of two- and three-dimensional interior components for:

  • Subway cars
  • Buses
  • Railroad passenger cars
  • Dining coaches
  • Monorails
  • Amusement park rides
  • Locomotive cabins

Typical components include:

  • Dashboards
  • Seatbacks
  • Storage compartments
  • Ceiling panels
  • Side wall panels
  • Enclosures of all types
  • Tray tables
  • Partitions
  • HVAC ducting
  • Window reveals

Recommended Grades:

Super tough, durable KYDEX® 100, a proprietary alloy sheet, brings new dimensions to thermoformers in: formability, rigidity, breakage resistance, chemical resistance and fire retardancy. This high performance thermoplastic sheet is available in a wide range of standard and customer colors, textures, and sheet sizes.

Download the Kydex® 100 PDF Fact Sheet for more information.

KYDEX® T is a proprietary thermoplastic sheet that is cost competitive with fire retardant ABS/PVC(FR-ABS) formulations but with significantly higher impact strength and extensibility. Unlike FR-ABS that is more hygroscopic, KYDEX® T typically does not require pre-drying; offers superior impact; more uniform forming with less wall thinning; and offers significantly greater resistance to a broad range of corrosive chemicals and cleaning solutions.

Download the Kydex® T PDF Fact Sheet for more information.

KYDEX® 6200 is a proprietary, high performance thermoplastic sheet. It is designed for use in mass transit vehicles such as subways, vans, buses, and trains. It meets the recommended fire safety practices of both the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal Rail Administration (FRA) for smoke emission and flammability as tested under ASTM E-662 and ASTM E-162.

Download the KYDEX® 6200 PDF Fact Sheet for more information.

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