ELG Carbon Fibre, a market leader in recycled carbon fiber products, is taking part in a project to develop a novel composite bogie frame for use in rail vehicles. The project, for which the UK’s RSSB (Rail Safety Standards Board) has awarded a grant of £1.25 million, aims to reduce weight and improve vertical and transverse stiffness in order to decrease vehicle operating costs, infrastructure damage and environmental impact. The two-year program will be delivered by a consortium of companies comprising CCT, the University of Birmingham, and the University of Huddersfield, with additional support from Alstom.
As well as managing the project and providing recycled carbon fiber materials, ELG Carbon Fiber will be responsible for delivering the design in which recycled carbon fibers are expected to feature prominently.
The research program is expected to conclude in Q4 of 2018.
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