In rolling stock, fibre composite components are established for the use as interior and exterior lining, as it enables the production of shapely designs.

Due to steadily rising energy costs, weight reduction and the replacement of steel as a material has become very important. Thus fibre reinforced plastics have taken on a structural function.

This aspect is a new challenge for the constructors of railway vehicles.

Achieving the high fire prevention standards (DIN 5510, EN 45545) is the largest difficulty.eller Harzsysteme und Lösungsansätze gefordert.