MATERIALS: Black Nylon 12 Compound Meets Strict Railway Car Standards

Evonik's new black-colored nylon 12 meets stringent requirements for fire protection for cable and conduits of railway cars and more.

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A new black-colored nylon 12 grade from Evonik Industries (U.S. office in Parsippany, N.J.) has met the requirements of hazard level 3 (HL3) of the standard EN 45545-2:2013 for railway vehicles, which has the most stringent requirements for fire protection.

The new extrusion molding compound for cables and cable conduits can be used in sensitive interiors and also in exterior areas. It’s the first time that a plastic has been able to meet the new norm requirements on smoke density and oxygen index. The compound has a high dynamic load capacity and impact strength, even in cold temperatures. Aside from rail vehicles, it can be used in all areas that require high levels of fire protections, including automotive and electronics. 

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