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Lexan Sheet for Train Window Frames

Lexan Sheet for Train Window Frames

SABIC Innovative Plastics' Lexan F6000 sheet delivers color and texture retention after thermoforming and provides durability for the demanding public rail environment. The material complies with railway fire protection requirements: UL94 V0 at 1.5 mm flame retardance according to ASTM E162, low smoke (ASTM E662) and toxicity (BSS 7239 and SMP 800 C) performance.

Lexan F6000 sheet offers a number of important advantages over traditional SMC for window frames. First, it is significantly cost-effective, even though only the periphery of the sheet is used, the center portion is recycled. Second, by streamlining the production process, the SABIC Innovative Plastics material cuts cycle times by up to 80 percent vs. SMC. Molded-in color avoids the need for secondary operations such as painting and sanding; thermoforming does not require gluing or hand work; and the material does not need a curing step - all of which were required with SMC frames.

Lexan F6000 sheet also offers sustainability advantages over SMC, including reduction of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions associated with conventional painting and curing. Because Lexan F6000 sheet is approximately 30 percent lighter than traditional SMC, window frames for railway carriages made with the material can potentially contribute to fuel conservation.

This opaque PC sheet is produced with a special, durable texture that avoids the appearance of abrasion and fingerprints, helping to maintain an attractive appearance under heavy use conditions.

SABIC Innovative Plastics' ColorXpress can deliver custom colors.

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Lexan Sheet for Train Window Frames
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