ROCKLEDGE, Fla. — LRM Industries, LLC(TM), headquartered in Rockledge, Florida, has been selected by Eastern Rail Corporation to manufacture thermoplastic composite infrastructure components for the nation’s electric railways. LRM’s proprietary, totally automated TPF ThermoPlastic Flowforming(TM) process will be used to mold long fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite components for a durable replacement of aging or damaged railway structures made of wood, steel or traditional fiberglass.
Mold production has been commissioned by Eastern Rail for the first contracted program phase, and LRM will commence with component manufacturing in early 2009. This first program will be safety cover boards and side plates for the third or “hot” rail on electric rail systems.
LRM’s TPF ThermoPlastic Flowforming(TM) technology allows for part production with very little trim and waste, and all excess material is recycled back into part production. This environmentally responsible closed-loop process extends to final products produced, which are totally recyclable.
Mickey Morales, President of Eastern Rail Corporation commented, “LRM is an innovative, leading-edge company with unique technology and a state-of-the-art facility. They are the ideal partner for providing us with strong, durable infrastructure components for our country’s railway systems.”
LRM and Eastern Rail are in the design phase for additional major programs to be produced in 2009.
Eastern Rail Corporation is a certified DBE Company serving the nation’s railway systems, and is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. Located in Miami, Florida, the minority-owned company has extensive experience in railway systems repair, maintenance and component design.
LRM Industries, LLC(TM) is a joint venture company of NOVA Chemicals Inc.(NCX) and Envirokare Tech, Inc. (ENVK) LRM was established to commercialize TPF ThermoPlastic Flowforming(TM) technology, a radically new and award-winning process technology for producing large, feature-rich, long-fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite parts in one fully automated molding operation. With the TPF ThermoPlastic Flowforming(TM) technology and the new STF Sheetless ThermoForming(TM) technology, LRM enables new innovative applications and designs in the use of plastics and thermoplastic composites to produce very large unitary structures where, to-date, it has been viewed as cost prohibitive or lacking in strength and structural integrity. Visit http://www.lrmind.com.
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