As an exclusive sales partner of Ernst Kühne Kunststoffwerk, the KREMPEL-GROUP offers certified pultrusion profiles for railway applications in accordance with EN 45545-2:2013. The latest additions to the well-established WACOSIT® range of profiles aroused a great deal of interest at Innotrans 2014, the international trade fair for transport technology. Up until now, only a few manufacturers have offered pultruded profiles that meet the European fire safety requirements for materials and components for railway vehicles.
"As a combination of national standards, the current EN 45545-2 standard contains much of our experience in the implementation of fire safety requirements", confirms Dietmar Kühne, Managing Director of Ernst Kühne Kunststoffwerke GmbH & Co. KG. As a pioneer of the pultrusion process, the southern German company has been developing customer-specific plastic profiles since 1967. For eight years it has been producing profiles for railway applications in accordance with the standards of various countries (DIN 5510-2, BS 6853, NF 16-101). With its latest railway profiles, the pultrusion specialist is also now successfully implementing the fire safety requirements in all production stages (processing, primed, assembly) in accordance with EN 45545-2:2013. For example, a base profile for use in internal areas meets the R22 and R23 sets of requirements for hazard level 2 railway vehicles; a roof panel used in external areas also meets the R1, R6 and R7 sets of requirements for hazard level 2.
As an exclusive sales partner of Ernst Kühne Kunststoffwerk, the composite specialists at KREMPEL have been providing customer-orientated support with the implementation of pultrusion profiles for more than 40 years. "We know the potential and limits of a wide range of fibre composite materials from our own production. We incorporate this know-how in close cooperation with our customers", explains Tobias Bässler, Sales Manager of the Composites business division; "For example, we provide material parameters for calculations in accordance with the finite element method". The KREMPEL-GROUP started operating at the end of the 1960's with the production of fibre composite materials and today its products are used in a wide variety of industries worldwide, including in aerospace. "We can produce customer-specific prepregs, panels and components made of carbon or glass-fibre reinforced plastics for various applications", explains Ralph Reiser, Applications Engineer in the Composites business division. "We have already implemented the important properties for the railway sector, such as reduced weight and resistance to corrosion, with many composite products".
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GFRP window profiles and threshold profiles with their excellent product properties are the best alternatives to wooden, aluminum and plastic profiles. The KREMPEL-GROUP is developing and producing pultruded profile solutions in extremely high quality „Made in Germany“, offering customized design options and first-class insulation for modern window and door systems.
Advantages of WACOSIT® GFRP profiles for optimized window and door solutions:
• extra-long service life
• excellent thermal insulation
• outstanding UV and weather resistance
• high rigidity and mechanical load capacity
• corrosion resistance and resistance to chemicals
• wide temperature range of use
• extreme heat resistance
• same thermal expansion coefficient as glass
KREMPELGFRP profiles are the best for windows and doors.
GFRP is the perfect material for highly energy-efficient doors and windows of excellent insulation capacity.
Much better insulation than aluminum
With their excellent thermal properties, WACOSIT® GFRP profiles from the KREMPEL-GROUP are the basis for highly energy-efficient end products. In terms of their insulation capacity, GFRPs are in a class of their own. The use of GFRP profiles allows you to clearly improve the U value of a window or of a door without compromising creative design. This is why KREMPEL-GROUP profiles are also highly suitable for passivehouse-certified solutions.
Customized GFRP profile solutions
The KREMPEL-GROUP is a specialist for customized product developments. Experienced engineers and technicians in close coordination and cooperation with the customer perfectly implement the customized profile solution. The GFRP profile can even be combined with other materials, such as PUR foam and wood.
The profile for ideas without limits
You have your own ideas – no problem! The pultrusion method from the KREMPELGROUP offers the designer virtually every option – in terms of types of profiles, crosssections, material properties and surfaces.