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.