In addition to meeting stringent specifications for low smoke, low flame spread, low heat release, Boltaron sheet offers unmatched impact resistance, scratch-resistant metallics in unlimited colors, resistance to harsh cleansers, unlimited textures, extreme thermoformability and competitive pricing precisely what rail and mass transit vehicle manufacturers and interior refurbishers look for in fire rated sheet.
Typical applications include:
No other film and sheet manufacturer offers rail and mass transit vehicle manufacturer, and interior renovation contractors, the range of sheet properties, thicknesses, textures and colors offered by Boltaron:
|Wide range of PVC/Acrylic alloys with MVSS, Docket 90, Docket 90A, ASTM E-84 and/or ASTM E-62 fire certifications
||Satisfies a wide range of performance and cost requirements while with meeting or exceeding rail/mass transit fire standards for low smoke and low heat release. General rail/mass transit grades and application-specific rail/mass transit grades satisfy the most diverse and demanding rail/mass transit interior requirements.
|Matching calendered, extruded and press laminated grades and composite sheet products in gauges from .003 to 3.0 in. (.076 to 76.2 mm)
||Thin (primarily calendered) gauges allow weight and cost savings, as well as fusing with companion products for unprecedented performance in specialized applications. Medium (primarily extruded) gauges satisfy a wide range of forming and fabrication requirements. Heavy (primarily press laminated) gauges allow machining of thick parts identical in color, texture and properties to thin- and medium-gauge thermoformed and fabricated parts of the same Boltaron grade.
|Docket 90A-rated metallics with integral color, providing unmatched brilliance and scratch resistance
||Unlike competitive metallics that are reverse-printed with metallic ink on clear cap film laminated to dissimilar substrate material, Boltaron rail/mass transit rated metallics are comprised of a cap film with integral metallic coloration, permanently fused to a matching substrate of a complementary solid color, preventing de-lamination and offering unsurpassed scratch resistance. Since the monolithic cap film is a "metallized" version of Boltaron's solid color substrate, metallic color selection is unlimited.
|Unlimited colors (including solids, translucents and metallics) with low minimums
||Unlimited custom colors with low minimums, no premiums and fast turnaround eliminates compromises associated with limited selections of standard colors, increasing customer satisfaction. Lot-to-lot color consistency allows undetectable field replacements.
|16 Standard surface textures, and custom textures with low minimums
||An exceptionally large number of standard textures, and virtually unheard of custom texture availability with low minimums, enable thermoformers and fabricators to satisfy the requirements of the most demanding specifiers, and in many cases to upgrade the part specification.
|Extreme formability with uniform wall thickness
||Among the greatest benefits of Boltaron rail/mass transit rated sheet to interior contractors is its extreme thermoformability, which allows the sheet to draw readily to the mold, even parts with deep recesses and sharp outside corners, maintaining uniform wall thicknesses.
|Extreme chemical resistance
||Boltaron's PVC and PVC/Acrylic alloys are among the most chemical resistant of all plastics, allowing grime and graffiti to be removed repeatedly using concentrated chemicals, with no adverse effects.
Boltaron offers seven specialized grades of PVC/alloy that meet MVSS, Docket 90, Docket 90A, ASTM E-84 and/or ASTM E-62. In addition to required certifications, these Boltaron film and sheet products offer high performance physical and electrical properties, as well as extreme formability and availability in virtually unlimited opaque colors, scratch resistant metallic colors, and standard and custom textures.
Six rail/mass transit grades meet or exceed specific application requirements
- Boltaron 4205
Boltaron 4205 is a proprietary, high heat distortion, fire retardant, extruded thermoplastic sheet designed to meet stringent FAA flammability requirements and higher in-service temperature applications. Boltaron 4205 offers excellent impact strength, abrasion resistance, stain and chemical resistance, and thermoformability.
- Boltaron 4330
Boltaron 4330 is a proprietary, fire retardant, extruded PVC/Acrylic alloy sheet that offers a UL 94 V-0 rating and meets stringent FAA flammability requirements. Boltaron 4330 combines excellent impact strength, abrasion resistance, rigidity, and chemical resistance with superior thermoformability.
- Boltaron 4335
Boltaron 4335 is a proprietary, fire retardant, extruded Acrylic/PVC Alloy sheet. Boltaron 4335 offers a UL 94 V-0 rating, excellent impact strength, abrasion resistance, chemical resistance, rigidity and thermoformability. Boltaron 4335 is cost competitive with FR ABS but offers superior performance.
- Boltaron 4330M (Metallic)
Boltaron 4330M is a proprietary, dual layer, metallic thermoplastic sheet. Boltaron 4330 offers a UL 94 V-0 rating and meets stringent FAA flammability requirements. Boltaron 4330M combines excellent impact strength, abrasion resistance, rigidity, and chemical resistance with superior thermoformability.
- Boltaron 4800
Boltaron 4800 is a proprietary, fire retardant, extruded PVC/Acrylic alloy sheet designed specifically for mass transit interior applications. Boltaron 4800 meets ASTM E-162 and ASTM E-662 stringent requirements for flammability and low smoke emissions and FTA, UMTA and Docket 90A guidelines. Boltaron 4800 offers excellent impact strength, abrasion resistance, stain and chemical resistance, and thermoformability.
- Boltaron 6540
Boltaron 6540 is a proprietary, fire retardant, extruded ABS/PVC Alloy sheet that meets stringent FAA flammability requirements and UL Standard 94 V-0. Boltaron 6540 offers excellent impact strength, abrasion resistance, chemical resistance and thermoformability.