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RIPOL Series 5 has been approved by Deutsche Bahn

RIPOL is proud to announce that Deutsche Bahn has approved RIPOL Series 5 products, the best powder coating for the rail vehicle industry. The approval obtained is further proof of industrial excellence.

Tested and approved by the new Deutsche Bahn quality standard DBS 918 340, RIPOL Series 5 is suitable for coating steel and aluminum substrates in the technical and decorative interior areas of Deutsche Bahn rail vehicles. It can also be used for coating aluminum substrates in the technical exterior areas of these vehicles.

[Tests conducted and approved by IFO – Institut für Oberflächentechnik GmbH]

Fire protection on railway vehicles

Today, all materials used in rail vehicles must follow the DIN EN 45545-2 standard to achieve the highest level of safety possible in the event of a fire.

RIPOL Series 5 polyester powder coatings meet all conditions for Hazard Level 1/2/3 (HL1/HL2/HL3), requirement sets R1, R6, R7, and R17 according to table 5 of DIN EN 45545-2:2016.

  • Certificate nr. DB-ST-AU-20-59799-116-1.1 on Steel
  • Certificate nr. DB-ST-AU-20-59799-117-1.1 on Aluminum

[Tests carried out at DB Systemtechnik GmbH Werkstoff- und Fügetechnik]

RIPOL products certified by Deutsche Bahn

  • Certificate nr. 1 – Technical & decorative coating – INTERIOR – ALUMINIUM substrates
  • Certificate nr. 2 – Technical coating – EXTERIOR – ALUMINIUM substrates
  • Certificate nr. 3 – Technical & decorative coating – INTERIOR – STEEL substrates

For further information please contact your local RIPOL sales representative.


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