The railway industry is on a fast track towards sustainability and efficiency. New Era Materials (NEM) has been on this track for some time with advanced composites and fire materials. We are not just an average materials supplier. Founded in 2012, we have built our reputation on innovative composite components.

Why Composites for Railways?
Traditional railway vehicles rely heavily on steel, a strong but heavy material. Composites, however, offer a compelling alternative. They combine:

  • Lightweight design: Reduced weight translates to lower energy consumption, leading to significant fuel savings and reduced emissions.
  • High strength and fire resistance: Composites can be engineered to be just as strong, or even stronger than steel and are resistant to fire.
  • Design flexibility: Composites offer greater freedom in shaping railway components, enabling aerodynamic designs and improved passenger comfort.

NEM's Contribution to railway industry

NEM's involvement in the railway industry goes beyond simply supplying materials. We actively participate in industry events and trade fairs such as Inno Trans which, which this year will take place on 24-27 September, showcasing our commitment to collaboration and shaping the future of rail transportation. InnoTrans is the leading international trade fairs for transport technology, which takes place every two years in Berlin. As our company continues to develop its composite solutions, we can expect to see lighter, more efficient, and more environmentally friendly trains gracing the rails in the years to come.

NEM products and technologies offerings:

  • NEMcomposites: This 3D composite element service utilizes closed-mould pressing technology to deliver high-quality structures with smooth surfaces and optional reinforcements.
  • Fire Retardant Compliance: NEM's composites adhere to stringent fire safety standards like EN 45545-2, ensuring the safety of passengers and crew in vehicles.
  • Own, well-equipped laboratory and production plant. NEM’s laboratories cover 5 main areas: material synthesis and modification, thermal analysis and rheology, mechanical tests, flammability tests, and accelerated aging tests.

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