High performance, low smoke, low toxicity, elastomer materials and components for the Rail Industry – from J-Flex.

Following the introduction of European Standard EN45545:2013 + A1:2015, J-Flex developed a range of elastomeric products that meet the requirements of this norm. 

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 a further 17 certifications.

Fire Resistant, Low Smoke Toxicity EPDM from J-Flex is also supplied in accordance with EN 45545/NFF 16101/DIN 5510/BS6853/ASTM C 1166/ASTM E662/SMP 800‐C – and most have also been tested and approved against the former National Standards DIN 5510-2; NF F 16-101, ECE-R118, BS6853, UL 94 V(0) and NFPA 130 Hazard Rating System.

PDM, Silicone and Neoprene materials have excellent environmental resistance, withstanding O-zone, UV, rain and frost – meaning outdoor applications such as lighting systems and enclosures are kept water and dust tight. Our materials are resistant to corrosion, moisture, salt, and 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.


Our material datasheets provide details of the many certifications – available via our EPDM Sheetings page.

Available in the following elastomer materials;

  • 50° Shore EPDM
  • 60° Shore EPDM
  • 70° Shore EPDM
  • 40-60° Shore Silicone
  • Neoprene 60° – HL1
  • Medium Density Silicone Sponge
  • Pure Neoprene Sponge
  • Polyamide PA66/FR
  • Fabric Reinforced Elastomer Sheets; Nomex, Kevlar, Glassfabric

All J-Flex rail products are in accordance with:

  • EN 45545-2: 2013 and A1 2015
  • R22/R23/R24/R25/R26
  • Hazard Level HL3
  • DIN 5510-2
  • S4-SR2-ST2
  • UL94 V(0)
  • ECE-R118, App.8
  • NF F 16-101 Class F1-12
  • NFPA 130 Hazard Rating System
  • BS 6853 Table 7 Cat II and Annex ‘D’

Typical Applications for J-Flex Low Smoke, Low Toxic EPDM Rail Products

Non-EN 45545-2 products

We do of course 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 great product knowledge and excellent customer service, then you’re in the the right place. 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. With over 35 years operating experience, J‑Flex is the preferred supplier of industrial rubber products - providing specialist rubber sheetings and engineered rubber components you can trust. Whether you are looking for silicone sheets, rubber mouldings, gaskets, extrusions, bellows, fabrications, rubber sealants or adhesives -including Viton™ sheets and sealants, J‑Flex can help. You'll find our Accreditations & Awards information here.