Trelleborg’s industrial anti vibration solutions operation has been nominated for its ground-breaking fire retardant protective coating, DragonCoat, designed for use on rubber components. The company received nominations for ‘Product Innovation’ and ‘Design Innovation’ at the coveted UK Rail Industry Awards.
DragonCoat has been designed to address safety issues across all industries working with rubber components, namely Trelleborg’s anti-vibration and suspension mounts. While retaining the material’s natural elasticity, the innovative fire retardant protective coating, delays the on-set of smoke, toxic emissions and flames. This significantly extends the safe evacuation period in the event of a fire for passengers, operators and crew on-board trains and boats for example, while reducing exposure to smoke and toxic fumes.
Bill Mortel, Director - Materials and Technology for Trelleborg’s industrial anti-vibration solutions operation, says: “Trelleborg holds a long-standing commitment to innovation, which is always centred on the needs of our customers. This means looking for ways to significantly improve the comfort and safety of passengers and the security of operators.
“Representing a step change in the safety performance of rubber suspension components on vehicles, DragonCoat does exactly that. With that in mind, to be recognized by the rail industry’s leading award scheme is a phenomenal feat. We look forward to the final result on the 11th February!”
The UK Rail Industry Awards recognizes and honors significant contributions to the growth and development of the UK rail industry. The awards dinner will be held at Battersea Evolution in London, (Thursday 11th February).
For more information about the UK Rail Industry Awards and a full list of the 2016 nominations, visit: http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/ukria/shortlist/2016.