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High performance, low smoke, low toxicity, elastomer materials and components for Rail/Mass Transit – from J-Flex.

Following the rollout, implementation, and updating of European Standard EN 45545-2 : 2020, J-Flex has developed a wide range of elastomeric products & materials that meet the latest requirements of this norm, for Rolling Stock, Trackside Equipment & Construction Products/Building Elements.

As with all our industrial rubber solutions, we have ensured that our products have been fully tested. Not only are they approved to EN 45545-2, which is required for rail refurbishers, we also have further certifications

Fire-resistant, Low Smoke, Low Toxicity EPDM from J-Flex is supplied, tested & fully certified to EN45545-2, and has been approved to the former National Standards BS 6853, DIN5510 & NF F 16-101 + other Major Standards including LUL S1085 Specifications + BS 476 +  UL94 V(0) & NFPA 130 ( U.S. National Fire Protection Association).  In addition, it has been independently tested & certified to EN 13501-1 Fire Classification of construction products & building elements.

EPDM, Silicone, Natural Rubber, Neoprene Sponge & Vamac® Ethylene Acrylic Elastomer materials from J-Flex have been independently tested & certified against some or all of the above norms. These materials all have excellent environmental resistance withstanding ozone, u.v., rain & frost  –  meaning outdoor applications such as lighting systems and enclosures are kept water and dust-tight. Our materials are also resistant to corrosion, moisture, salt & light fuels.

Naturally, we also provide other sheetings and components where conformance with EN 45545-2 is not essential and can quote you for those also.

RISQS registered
RISQS registered

J-Flex rail products are
in accordance with:

  • EN 45545-2 : 2020 – R9 – HL2
  • EN 45545-2 : 2020 – R22/R23/R24/R25/R26 – HL3
  • LUL S1085 Specifications
  • Former National Standards BS 6853;
    DIN 5510-2 & NF F 16-101
  • UL 94 V(0)
  • NFPA 130 (Tests ASTM E 662;
    ASTM C 1166 & ASTM E 1354)
  • U.N. Regs. UN-R118.02 item 6.2.3
  • SMP800-C
  • Boeing BSS 7239
  • DEF-STAN 07-247
  • BS 476 Part 6 & Part 7 (Class 2)
  • FMVSS 302 (Vehicle Interiors)
  • CMVSS 302 (Vehicle Interiors)
  • EN 13501-1  Building/Construction

Available in the following
elastomer materials:

  • 50° Shore EPDM
  • 60° Shore EPDM
  • 70° Shore EPDM
  • 40-60° Shore Silicone
  • Vamac®
  • Medium Density Silicone Sponge
  • Pure Neoprene Sponge

Typical Rolling Stock Applications

Trackside applications include:

Cable Jacketing Signal Cable Hose Cable Ductings

Our Services include:

Seal and Gasket cutting capability
Custom mouldings of sub-components for Sub-tier customers
Custom extrusions for door edging seals, window seals and interior edgings
Advice during the design process

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Non-EN 45545-2 products

Of course, we also provide other sheetings and components for the Rail industry – where conformance with EN 45545-2 is not essential – and are happy to quote you for those also.

Why buy from J-Flex?

If you are looking for a friendly and helpful industrial rubber products supplier, with enviable product knowledge and excellent customer service, then you’ll find it in J-Flex. We supply a vast range of quality items including rubber sheet and an array of fabrications made from premium grade elastomers including silicone and Viton™ - many of which are available for next day delivery. Founded in 1984, we have amassed a wealth of experience and are the preferred supplier of industrial rubber products - providing engineered rubber components and specialist rubber sheetings you can trust. Whether you are looking for silicone sheets, rubber mouldings, gaskets, sleeves, extrusions, bellows, fabrications, rubber sealants or adhesives -including Viton™ sheets and sealants, J‑Flex can help. You'll find our Accreditations, Approvals, Certifications and Compliance​ information on our Quality Assurance page.