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7th October 2016, Schaffhausen

Composites for China’s high speed trains

In China, the High Speed Rail (HSR) network is now a vital element of the country’s infrastructure and composite components are bringing lightweight, energy efficiency and passenger protection to its trains.

The country now has the world’s longest network of high speed trains with over 20,000 km of route in service and travellers enjoy the fast, safe and comfortable transportation while typically not being aware of all the technology and unique materials surrounding them.

China now has the world’s longest network of high speed trains with over 20,000 km of route in service. © Aliancys

The use of composite materials in high speed train applications brings major benefits, including strength and stiffness, design freedom, light weight and the ability to manufacture in medium-size production series.

Aliancys, headquartered in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, is a key supplier of fire retardant resin systems to train component companies such as Changchun Lu Tong Rail Vehicle (CLTR), which makes ront exterior trims, interior walls and components, spoilers and integrated sanitary units for the HSR network.

“The quality resins of Aliancys are very well known in our industry,” says its CTO Li Yan. “The resin consistency and the technical support we receive from Aliancys help us to make great products with predictable performance.”

“We like to work very closely with our customers during the design, testing and production scale-up phases,” adds Ge Ping, technical service manager at Aliancys China. “We offer the full solution of base resin, resin mix recipes and processing support at our customer’s plants, in order to build long lasting collaborations.”

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