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Product(s) / TechnologyProduct(s) / Technologyhttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/company/Pages/Make-Silicone-solutions-your-next-station-for-a-safe-journey.aspx2018-09-10T19:38:37ZCatherine GEORGE and Vincent CHARTRON

Come and meet Elkem Silicones’ team at Innotrans 2018 in Berlin, September 18th-21st in Hall 8.1. at booth 114.

At Innotrans 2018, International Trade Fair for Transport Technology, Elkem Silicones' team will present its latest silicone innovations for the railway industry.

This will be the opportunity to demonstrate how silicone materials meet the transportation market challenges:

  • Railway performance: lightweight and thermal management
  • Long-term durability: high elasticity resilient to mechanical fatigue, resistance to high and low temperature, low compression set, …
  • Safety: Compliance to EN45 545 requirements, fire resistance combined with non-toxic smokes.

Elkem Silicones offers a wide range of products for railway applications: rubber, foams, gels and thermally conductive materials.

Fire resistant rubber for profiles, gangways and bellows:

To meet the requirements of new EN45 545 regulation, Elkem Silicones developed the Bluesil® FR 8700 series, a new range of HCR silicone rubber products specifically designed for transportation with high levels of fire resistance and low smoke emissions. Bluesil® FR 8700 is available in three grades of hardness to implement in profiles (doors, windows, walls) and panels. 

Rubber for safety cables:

Bluesil® FRC 8470 U is the ideal material for the insulation of fire-resistant safety cables. It reduces smoke and effluent gases to save human lives and facilitate the work of rescue teams; enables security systems to function during fires, by ensuring the integrity of electrical cables; prevents silicone-insulated sheaths from burning and benefits from enhanced fire protection solutions .

Potting and encapsulation for electronic protection:

For power electronics; like IGBT (insulated gate bipolar transistor), Elkem Silicones developed special grade of silicone gel, Bluesil® ESA Grade, with increased temperature performance expected for higher power density. This product line was developed specifically to sustain high service temperature conditions ranging>200°C during 9000 hours.

 Foam for interior insulation and seating:

Bluesil®RT silicone foam is a spongy material that provides performance benefits of standard silicones but with added flexibility, lightweight and fire resistance. Elkem Silicones' developments in foams are motivated by customer requests.


Innotrans 2018 will be the opportunity to discuss with our team these numerous topics. Meet our dedicated team of professionals at our booth where we will be looking forward to seeing you!


About Elkem Silicones

Elkem Silicones has more than 3,100 employees dedicated to providing silicone solutions with a personal touch that deliver your potential.  Elkem Silicones, a division of Elkem, is one of the world's leading fully integrated silicone suppliers, operating 9 multi-functional manufacturing sites and R&D centers around the globe.  Based in Lyon, France, Elkem Silicones offers a full range of silicone technologies for diverse specialty markets including aerospace, automotive, construction, consumer goods, energy, healthcare, paper, personal care and textiles. www.silicones.elkem.com


About Elkem ASA

Elkem is one of the world's leading providers of silicones and silicon solutions and uniquely positioned in the market through full ownership of the value chain from quartz to specialty silicones. Elkem also has strong positions in specialty foundry alloys and carbon materials. Headquartered in Oslo, Elkem has annual revenues of 21 billion NOK ($2.6 billion), employs 6,000 people and operates 27 production sites around the globe. The company has an extensive sales and R&D network to deliver innovative technologies and market-based solutions that contribute to a sustainable future. www.elkem.com