Rail or Shim Pad FC140

Trackelast FC140 is normally supplied in thicknesses up to 10mm, although greater thicknesses can be made on request. It is a very durable material, suitable for use between –50°C and +80°C.

FC140 is a High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) material, black in colour, used either as a conformable rail pad or as a height adjusting shim beneath baseplates or third rail supports.


Physical Properties

Test Method Conditions Data Units
Shore Hardness DIN 53505 >63 oShore D
Density ISO 2781 0.95 g/cm3
Tensile Strength ISO 37 >23 N/mm2
Elongation at Break ISO 527 >100 %
Elongation at Yield ISO 527 12 ± 3 %
Abrasion Resistance Taber 3000 cycles, 1000g H22 Wheels 0.01 mm loss
Abrasion Resistance Taber 3000 cycles, 1000g H22 Wheels 0.03 g loss
Reduced Specific Viscosity ISO 1191 120-230 cm3/g
Melt Flow Index ISO 1133 7 ± 2 g/10min
Volume Resistivity DIN 53482 >107 Ω
Impact Attenuation RT/CE/S/052 Type C

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