Sicut Sleepers save weight and help the environment
To reduce the load on a weight-restricted bridge, Network Rail has used plastic sleepers, manufactured from recycled materials, for the first time. Engineers recently installed the environmentally friendly technology across the Sherrington Viaduct, between Salisbury and Warminster in Wiltshire. Previously, track across the viaduct would have had to be fitted with wooden sleepers, as concrete would have been too heavy for the structure
Sicut Sleepers Make PWI Front Page News
Sicut Sleepers, developed by Rutgers University and exclusively licensed to Sicut, are front page news in the latest edition of the PWI Journal. An in-depth technical overview written by Rutgers Professor Tom Nosker and Arya Tewatia explain the origins, past developments and exciting new features incorporated into Sicut’s patented railway sleepers.
Rail Engineer – Recycled Composite Sleepers
ACE Field Testing Ft Bragg
US Army Corps of Engineers field testing and load rating report of the thermoplastic bridge at Fort Bragg, USA.