On the move with our com­po­site solutions

Bon voyage — with our composites

What do trains and cruise ships have in com­mon? Their pas­sen­gers want to tra­vel com­for­ta­bly, safely, and as eco­no­mi­c­ally as pos­si­ble. Manu­fac­tu­rers of trains and ships are obli­ged to meet incre­a­singly strin­gent safety requi­re­ments in the con­struc­tion of hulls and inte­rior cabins – i.e. fire protection.

We make an important con­tri­bu­tion to achie­ving ambi­tious goals. Our envi­ron­ment­ally friendly, highly func­tio­nal mate­ri­als are desi­gned for extreme fire resis­tance. Moreo­ver, due to supe­rior design, they are remar­kably light­weight. Von Roll com­po­si­tes are used all over the world — for example in pas­sen­ger seats, fire-resistant walls, and nume­rous other inte­rior elements.

Green solu­ti­ons for cabin linings

Methods of trans­por­ta­tion, such as fast trains and ships, rely on light­weight com­po­site mate­ri­als to reduce energy and fuel con­sump­tion as well as emis­si­ons. In addi­tion, the mate­ri­als must be highly func­tio­nal and cost-effec­tive as well as reduce risks to people, the envi­ron­ment, health, and safety.

Our prep­regs and lami­na­tes are easily pro­ces­sed into com­plex parts and simple to install. Von Roll Nxt­Gen pro­ducts are desi­gned for sand­wich con­struc­tion, highly auto­ma­ted pro­ces­ses, and can be trans­por­ted and stored at room tem­pe­ra­ture. They fur­ther exceed FST requi­re­ments, and their supe­rior for­mu­la­tion in pro­duc­tion con­tri­bu­tes to incre­a­sed sus­taina­bi­lity and the reduc­tion of envi­ron­men­tal, health, and safety risks.

Ask our experts about our solu­ti­ons, which are cer­ti­fied for R1, R22 and R23 rail­road app­li­ca­ti­ons in accordance with EN45545‑2. Our pro­ducts top the fire safety stan­dards requi­red by the aero­space and rail­road indus­tries (e.g. EN 45545–2) and ensure the safe per­for­mance of your applications.

Cut­ting-edge mica-based fire pro­tec­tion

In case of unex­pec­ted fires, smart pro­tec­tive mea­su­res can save lives. An important method is the for­ma­tion of fire com­part­ments. These are achie­ved by fire-resistant walls that divide cruise and con­tai­ner ships as well as train sections.

Our mica-based com­po­si­tes, such as Pami­therm®, are ide­ally sui­ted for fire-resistant panels and wall ele­ments, as they can with­stand a fire with tem­pe­ra­tures in excess of 1100 °C.

Due to our exten­sive know-how in pro­ces­sing mica into com­po­si­tes, we have various pro­duct types, from rigid panels to fle­xi­ble lami­na­tes – the right solu­ti­ons for both stand-alone opti­ons and as a part of com­plex wall constructions.

Deve­lo­p­ment and inno­va­tion

Mate­ri­als used in trains and ships can be expo­sed to varia­ble tem­pe­ra­tures from — 50 °C to + 80 °C, high humi­dity, and cor­ro­sive che­mi­cals. Fur­ther­more, in the event of an acci­dent, a fire can sud­denly break out.

Our Inno­va­tion Lab for Com­po­si­tes uses ana­ly­ti­cal test methods and advan­ced fire tests to study and improve the resis­tance and ser­vice life of mate­ri­als under dif­fi­cult envi­ron­men­tal conditions.


Indus­trial News

More power, rapid charging

Our insu­la­tion sys­tems and resin solu­ti­ons opti­mize 800-volt sys­tems in electric vehi­cles and signi­fi­cantly incre­ase the lon­ge­vity, effi­ci­ency and per­for­mance of e‑drives and batteries.


CERN Pro­ject

Von Roll sup­plied two dif­fe­rent high-tech­no­logy pro­ducts for the famous CERN pro­ject: com­po­site rods for the ATLAS detec­tor of the Large Hadron Col­li­der (LHC) and insu­la­tion for super­con­duc­ting magnets.

Trade show in Paris

Inno­va­tive core fil­ler for air­craft inte­riors was pre­sen­ted in Paris with out­stan­ding advan­ta­ges: lower mate­rial, weight and manu­fac­tu­ring costs.


Safe and fast on the move

Our resin pro­ducts for inte­rior app­li­ca­ti­ons are tes­ted accord­ing to refe­rence stan­dards for end-use mar­kets such as EN45545 R22 for rail­road applications.