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Composite solution for ICE train renovation

Lightweight glass fibre composite panels based on Saertex Leo non-crimp fabrics are replacing heavy plywood as a flooring solution.

23rd October 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Saerbeck

Transport/​Aerospace

Version 4 of the ICE train was introduced in 2017, but there are still 66 Ice Version 3 trains – introduced in 2000 – in operation. The passenger wagons of these trains are now being renovated, with the introduction of passenger entertainment and air conditioning systems, but the additional weight of these additions has to be compensated by sophisticated lightweight solutions.

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