Transportation profiles: Kydex® 2200

When you need to satisfy flame, smoke, and toxicity requirements for your next mass transit interior application, Kydex® 2200 fits the bill. It’s a proprietary, high performance thermoplastic sheet available in thicknesses of 0.71mm (0.028”) and up.

The Kydex 2200 is designed specifically for mass transit interiors where SMP800C or BSS7239 compliance is needed. It meets Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Federal Rail Administration (FRA) smoke emission and flammability requirements tested under ASTM E-622 and ASTM E-162.

Kydex thermoplastic sheets and profile extrusion compounds are made with the same colorants (over 200 developed colors) to ensure consistency. It’s an ideal plastic for seatbacks, bulkhead components, window reveals, and ceiling components. It’s also a popular choice for mass transit interiors because it’s easy to clean graffiti, spray paint, lipstick, pen, grease, and grime with common cleaning products and it withstands frequent cleaning without staining or fading.

It’s also a lightweight and environmental friendly choice. Because Kydex thermoplastic is lighter than metal, it’s available in thinner gauges, equalling less fuel consumption and more design flexibility.

To learn more about how to use Kydex 2200 in your next mass transit interior application, contact the Plastifab team today.

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