plastic sleepers
Plastic Sleepers
Looking for strong & resilient rail road sleepers? KLP® Polymer Sleepers are a sustainable solution!

Plastic sleepers in your rail road track?

Are you wondering how plastic sleepers can make your rail road track more sustainable and how they will support you to reduce Life Cycle Management Costs? The KLP® Hybrid Polymer Sleepers produced from recycled plastics offer good damping properties as well as optimum stiffness and will keep these properties during their long expected lifespan of over 50 years. Furthermore a substantial vibration and sound reduction will be achieved by using plastic sleepers. 

The KLP® Hybrid Polymer Sleepers can be beneficial in different fields of application:


Plastic sleepers with high strength & excellent damping 

The sustainable KLP® Hybrid Polymer Sleeper is manufactured from a high quality, ductile plastic with steel reinforcement bars encased, which provides both high strength properties as well as excellent damping characteristics. The plastic rail road sleepers also contribute to substantial vibration and sound reduction.


Plastic sleepers with low Life Cycle Costs

The KLP® Hybrid Polymer Sleeper is virtually maintenance free and has an expected lifespan of more than 50 years, thus represents a good investment with low Life Cycle Costs in comparison to timber sleepers. Creosoted oak sleepers have a lifespan of about 25 to 30 years. The lifespan of untreated oak sleepers is limited to roughly 12 years.


Plastic sleepers & sustainability

Lankhorst presented the hybrid plastic sleeper to the railway industry early 2006. The ban on creosote and restricted availability of hardwood were the main drivers for Lankhorst to develop a plastic sleeper which is manufactured out of 100% recycled plastics as a sustainable and maintenance free alternative to timber sleepers. Since the introduction Lankhorst has supplied various types of hybrid plastic rail sleepers to several projects in The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Austria, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, Gabon, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia and the Australia & New Zealand region.

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rail road sleepers

Innovative plastic sleepers for main track with steel reinforcement reduce Total Cost of Ownership and maintain continuous track stiffness.

Main Track Sleeper
plastic rail sleepers

KLP® Switch & Crossing Sleepers have damping characteristics as wooden sleepers and an expected lifespan of over 50 years. A good investment with low Life Cycle Costs.


Switch Sleeper
rail sleepers

KLP® Hybrid Plastic Bridge Sleepers are strong and resilient rail road sleepers that reduce sound & vibrations.

Bridge sleepers

KLP® Wagonplanks are durable, last for tens of years, do not rot or splinter and do not need any maintenance.

Wagon planks