Setting the course for more sustainable mobility on the railways

First biobased railcar coating tested

First biobased railcar coating tested | Covestro Australia

The transportation industry is always looking for ways to enhance sustainability and reduce its carbon footprint. Vehicle manufacturers use lightweight construction concepts to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Railway system operators contend that the mass transportation of people and goods by rail is significantly more sustainable to begin with. But these factors are not enough in the long run.

Polish railway vehicle manufacturer Newag SA broke new ground in resource-efficient coatings when he coated two diesel locomotives with a paint based on renewable resources. Lankwitzer Lackfabrik of Berlin supplied the coating, which it developed in close collaboration with Covestro using the biobased coating hardener Desmodur® eco N 7300.