BCP manufactures lightweight structural panels for the rail industry and is experienced in working in partnership with prime contractors on prestigious contracts.
With a unique combination of properties, aluminium honeycomb composites are increasingly becoming the preferred material for interior furnishings and furniture for refurbished and new build rolling stock.
Composite panels have gained significant traction in the railway sector due to their exceptional characteristics. Comprising two outer layers bonded to a lightweight core, these panels offer a wide range of benefits, making them a preferred choice for various railway applications. From interiors to exteriors, composite panels are reshaping the train interior, the way railways operate, ensuring passenger comfort, structural integrity, and operational efficiency.
Weight Reduction: Composite panels are remarkably lighter than traditional materials, resulting in reduced train weight. This contributes to improved fuel efficiency, reduced energy consumption, and lower operating costs.
Structural Integrity: Despite their lightweight nature, composite panels offer high structural strength, enhancing the overall durability and safety of railway components.
Acoustic and Thermal Insulation: Composite panels provide effective acoustic and thermal insulation, contributing to a quieter and more comfortable train interior environment for passengers.
Design Flexibility: Composite panels can be moulded into various shapes, allowing for innovative designs that optimize space, enhance aesthetics, and meet specific functional requirements.
Corrosion Resistance: Composite materials are resistant to corrosion and weathering, extending the lifespan of railway components and minimising maintenance needs.