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18th September 2018, Saerbeck

New Saertex fabrics with integrated fire protection

Saertex is presenting two new products in the area of fire protection for composites – Saertex Leo Coated Fabric and SAERcore Leo.

The company’s Saertex Leo Coated Fabric offers a high level of fire resistance integrated in the fabric and is said to meet the most stringent fire protection requirements for rail transportation, the marine sector and the construction industry. It is optimally suited for manufacturing simple or curved structural parts and is processed using the vacuum infusion technique.

Saertex Leo Coated Fabric. © Saertex

Saertex Leo Coated Fabric complies with the strictest fire safety standards and railway applications HL3 acc. to EN 45545-2 (-3) and can be used in floor panels of rail vehicles, the company reports.

The product SAERcore Leo also meets the HL3 fire protection requirements in accordance with the EN 45545-2 standard, which has been the binding standard in the rail vehicle sector since 2018. It is the solution for design parts with complex shapes, which are also subjected to low mechanical stresses. SAERcore Leo is processed in RTM and RTM light procedure.

SAERcore Leo. © Saertex

The family-owned company Saertex, is a market leader for manufacturing multiaxial non-crimp fabrics and core materials for the production of fibre-reinforced composites. The company has customers in the wind, aerospace, automotive, sports and boat building industries. For the shipbuilding, transport, oil and gas and construction industries Saertex offers specific support services for the conversion of steel components into composites.

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