Mass Transit

Innovation in Motion

Mass transit systems are the primary solution for getting people into and out of the city efficiently and sustainably. Ashland is on board when it comes to providing products for virtually  everything from third rail covers to rest room counters.  The folks of Ashland want to keep people safe so they are continue to refine lightweight, fire-resistant products that provide safety benefits to passengers while helping to reduce fuel costs by reducing the overall weight.  Our teams strive to optimize both performance and safety.   So, mind the gap and contact Ashland for products and technology to fill it.

Fuel costs for public transportation systems have more than doubled in the last 10 years. Weight is a paramount concern given the high cost of fuel. Using composites to reduce weight and improve aerodynamics has long been demonstrated to bring significant fuel consumption savings. Composites are commonly found in buses, subway cars, people movers, dining cars and passenger rail applications. FRP enables the coach designer to mold in multiple features, thus reducing part assembly requirements, labor and maintenance.  Applications include the following: Cable Tray, Ceiling and Floor Panels Doors, End Caps, Engineer Consoles, Front Ends, Interior Panels, Lavatory and Luggage Compartments, Seating Sleeper Compartments, Third Rail Covers, Wall Panels, and Window Surrounds to name just a few!

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A gelcoat is an in-mold coating used in fiber-reinforced plastics and cast polymers. Ashland’s premium Maxguard gelcoats provide superior performance in critical use environments with the added value of high protection in combination with outstanding cosmetics and exceptional in-process application properties. Maxguard gelcoats meet the toughest requirements set by classification societies such as Lloyd’s Register of Shipping, Det Nor...

Maxguard™ gelcoats

Pliogrip™ structural adhesives have been used for composite bonding in automotive and heavy truck applications for more than 40 years. Formulated to bond composites, plastics, metals and glass, and available in two-part polyurethane, epoxy and methacrylate technologies, Pliogrip structural adhesives can be an effective solution in a wide variety of applications. Consider Pliogrip adhesives for bonding and assembly of automotive composites, ...

Pliogrip™ structural adhesives

Enguard™ FR series gelcoats contain mineral fillers and halogenated compounds that help to suppress both smoke and flame requirements when used in conjuction with a fire retardant laminating system. laminates made with Enguard FR series gelcoats have met a V-0 self extinguishing UL-94 rating within 10 seconds with no dripping. Lhttpaminates made with the Enguard FR series gelcoats have also met the ASTM E162-98 (Flame Spread) and ASTM E662-...

Enguard™ FR series gelcoats

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