Did you know that transportation is the largest source of pollution in the United States? Globally, transportation is the fourth largest source of climate pollution (source). If we want to drastically reduce emissions and thus create a cleaner future, we must refine the transportation industry.

Rail is the most environmentally friendly mode of transportation. But increased comfort requirements, such as air conditioning, improved seats and tables, easily accessible restrooms and CET tanks have made trains heavier and more expensive to operate. To maintain its environmental advantage, energy efficiency must be improved – without compromising passenger safety and comfort. Armacell's component foam solutions for the transportation and mass-transit markets in applications for trains, subways, ships and trailers. Our foams are lightweight with acoustic properties and comply with the strict requirements for flame and smoke testing, as well as toxicity standards. In an emergency, it is imperative that construction materials in a train or ship perform as expected to ensure the safety of passengers. Armacell’s ArmaSport®, EnsoLite® and Monarch® products offer foams that can meet those strict specifications.

In rolling stock, HVAC equipment is the second largest energy consumer after traction. Insulating this mechanical equipment with our closed-cell and highly flexible ArmaFlex® Rail products is one of the simplest and most efficient measures to save energy in railway vehicles. We are also proud to be the first flexible closed-cell insulation to meet hazard levels 2 and 3 for railway vehicles according to EN 45545. Lightweight constructions offer enormous potential for weight savings in a wide range of rail applications. Innovative composite solutions which are based on our recyclable ArmaForm® core materials can significantly reduce the weight of a train as well.

Insulation Applications

  • HVAC Systems
  • Floor
  • Restroom Module

Structural Applications

  • Front End
  • Body Shell and Floors
  • Tables
  • Doors
  • Compartment Walls

For more information about our Transportation market, please visit Armacell's corporate website.