Lightweight rail components

Approved in aviation. Ready for rail.

  • Joint product development according to your requirements and specifications
  • Outstanding thermal insulation, noise absorption and fire safety properties
  • Services from R&D through production to installation
  • High level of functional integration

Why using EFW`s composites in transportation?


From flat panels to 3D parts and from single panels to complex systems using various manufacturing options


Optimized lightweight construction according to customer requirements to carry high loads adapted to every vehicle type


Lightweight ensures weight savings of up to 50 %

Positive impact on CO2 footprint


Proven top reliability under the toughest conditions

Free from degeneration under external influences


Outstanding thermal insulation, noise absorbstion and fire safety properties

Service life up to 32 years

Function integration

Customization by system integration

  • Heating systems
  • Provisions for electrics, hydraulics, pneumatics and mechanical applications

Composite Rail Components

Flexible, adaptable and unique.

Application areas

Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW) has been manufacturing lightweight tramway floor panels since 2009. EFW’s sandwich panel lay-up has been accordingly optimized for interiors and load carrying structure of rail and road transportation.

  • Floor Panels
  • Complex Floor Systems
  • Linings
  • Partition Walls
  • Housings
  • Heated Sandwich Panels
  • 3D Components
  • Ceiling Panels

Composite components in transportation: at a glance

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