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Aerospace, ships, railways, MRT, light rail, buses, automobiles, trains -- each form of transportation contains many different components. These components are related to human life and safety, meaning there is no margin for error. When choosing materials within these industries, special attention must be paid to whether the material has properties such as fire resistance, corrosion resistance, and heat resistance.

Take a car as an example. A car is mainly composed of components made of metal and non-metal materials. However, metals are prone to oxidation and corrosion, which not only affects the appearance of the product, but more importantly poses a threat to safety. Naturally, national laws and regulations require that a car must undergo corrosion resistance testing, and even goes into details like whether the wiper placed on the car windshield affects the driver’s line of sight. When selecting materials for these products, there must also be anti-corrosion and resistance to temperature differences considered.

In addition, the increasingly popular electric vehicles in the world have various testing standards in all countries, and Taiwan is no exception. In the "Electric Vehicle Performance and Safety Test Specification" (TES), the risk of electric shock must be reduced, and the insulation of the vehicle must be carefully ensured. Therefore, the housing of the power device should be able to withstand various external forces like electrical and thermal stresses that may occur, as well as meeting the protection levels of IP-XXD and IP-XXB.

In other words, when your product will be used in aerospace or transportation equipment industries, you must pay more attention to the selection of materials. Chain-Ray’s material service department will enable you to find materials that meet the relevant test specifications of various countries for your company while taking into account quality, cost, and safety.

Case study: Fire-Resistant Electronic Displays

The railway transportation system is a frequently used public transportation tool. In order to ensure the safety of passengers and train personnel, reduce the incidence of fire, and control the development of fire, there are global safety standards for the selection of materials for railway car bodies and in-car products. A French company purchased fire-resistant paint materials from the United Kingdom, then shipped them to an Asian manufacturer to produce an electronic display product. Because the paint products are considered dangerous goods, the customer had been paying incredibly high shipping costs, resulting in a higher price of the finished product. This customer was brought to Chain-Ray through word of mouth. Through our comprehensive material database, we found a paint supplier in Asia that met the European Union fire resistance material standard EN45545. The customer saved freight, time, frustration, and was able to produce the desired product at a far better overall cost.