Eslon Neo Lumber FFU composite material for railway sleepers has been subjected to numerous laboratory tests by Sekusui and also by independent test institutes in various countries.
In addition tests were carried out for durability, fire behaviour, temperature behaviour as well as special situations for selected projects at the requests of the customers in a 1:1 situation tests were carried out in accredited test institutes.
All material characteristics are better than those of natural wood sleepers
The research project of the Technical University of Munich of September 2008 shows that FFU Synthetic wood also fulfils all the criteria demanded according to the Standards required for concrete sleepers for the approval of the Federal Railway Department of Germany.
What is the position with the use of Eslon Neo Lumber FFU synthetic wood after completion of the utility life?
When the Synthetic wood is to be replaced after 50 years then it can be completely recycled.
Thus, Eslon Neo Lumber FFU composite material offers a closed material cycle.
Catalogue Eslon Neo Lumber FFU synthetic wood for railway sleepers (586KB)
Technical article Eisenbahningenieur April 2008 (795KB)
Research Report TU München - Investigation on FFU synthetic wood sleepers 2008 (3,0 MB)
TU München Lehrstuhl und Prüfamt für Verkehrswegebau -Prof. Freudenstein