SABIC’s Lexan resin solution helps modernize Mumbai’s railway system


SABIC’s Lexan resin is helping an Indian rail coach manufacturer to produce seating for Mumbai’s heavily-utilized railway system more efficiently, with the added benefits of enhanced passenger comfort, easier maintenance and end-of-life recyclability.

Integral Coach Factory (ICF) was selected to develop new modular seating for what is perhaps the most intensively used suburban rail system in the world. With support from SABIC,ICF was able to design a seating system using injection-molded polycarbonate and a fresh design to replace conventional single thermoformed seats for the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC), which is responsible for executing projects for the Mumbai Urban Transport Project under the sanction of the Indian Rail Ministry.

In addition to receiving rail ministry and passenger accolades for the seats’ comfort, the new three-seat design is easy to maintain, resistant to weathering and vandalism, more sustainable and meets internationally-recognized rail car standards for flame resistance. More info

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