Composite railway sleepers advantages

composite railway sleepers

The main drivers for Lankhorst to develop composite railway sleepers made out of 100% KLP® recycled plastics back in 2004, were the ban on creosote and restricted availability of hardwood. These KLP® composite sleepers have high end properties and keep these properties during their long expected lifespan of over 50 years. A virtually maintenance free product and an excellent alternative for wooden or concrete sleepers, bearers and bridge sleepers is what this composite railway sleeper offers you.

KLP® Hybrid Plastic Sleepers offer you the following advantages:

 

Outstanding performance of KLP® Hybrid Plastic Sleepers:

  • High strength & excellent damping
  • Sound & vibration reduction
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Maintenance free
  • The railway sleepers do not rot, splinter and are impervious to moisture, fungus and insects

Composite railway sleepers & sustainability:

  • 100% recycled & recyclable
  • Upcycling from waste material to high end application
  • Low carbon footprint
  • No leaching into ground water
  • Low Life Cycle Costs; long expected life time of over 50 years

 

Testing & admission sleepers railway:

  • KLP® Hybrid Plastic Sleepers are in track since 2006
  • They are thoroughly tested by Dutch, German and other laboratories
  • The composite railway sleepers are approved for use in main track by ProRail since 2011
  • They are approved by SNCF for an extensive in-track test in France
  • The composite sleepers are approved by Travikverket for an extensive in-track test in Sweden
  • They are admitted for use in a test track by EBA (Eisenbahn Bundesamt) in Germany

 

Easy installation of KLP® Hybrid Plastic Sleepers:

  • For installation of composite railway sleepers, the same tools can be used as for wooden sleepers
  • Standard fastening systems can be used
  • Lankhorst offers a pre-drilling and mounting service for faster installation on location.