Rigid-tex® is Proven on Bus and Rail Systems Internationally.
Rigidized® Metals Corporation originated deep-textured, design strengthened metals as early as 1940. But the principle is still new. Unlike coining, which weakens metal, and corrugating, which adds strength only in a single direction, while also increasing weight per square foot, the Rigid-tex® process redistributes the metal in the course of patterning. It thus adds strength in all directions, increases rigidity and at the same time reduces weight-to-strength ratio.
Though the Rigid-tex® concept remains novel, Rigid-tex® itself is proven in the many years of use on transit systems internationally. They include rail rapid transit, such as CTA(Chicago), Bart ( San Francisco), SEPTA (Philadelphia), MBTA (Boston), and MTA (New York); buses, railroads, trolleys, aircraft, escalators, elevators, moving sidewalks and transit terminals in cities of all sizes.
Despite years of daily use by millions and millions of riders, the Rigid-tex® installations on all of these transit systems continue to look new.
Rigid-tex® metals offer superior performance in mass transit systems because of the following design features and benefits:
- Resists graffiti and vandalism
- Lowers maintenance costs.
- Reduces material costs through down-gauging
- Resists impact and abrasions
- Hides scratches and dents
- Typical Applications:
Seat Backs, Luggage Racks, Wall Panels, Wainscotings, Heater guards, Rub Rails, Kick Plates, Turnstiles, Stairwells, Modesty Panels, Decorative Trim, Overhead Light diffusers, Seat supports and skirts, Equipment boxes, Partitions and bulkheads, Baggage locker facings, Terminal restroom partitions
Rigid-tex® metals are highly sought after for use in bus and rail interiors for their pleasing aesthetics. Used for modesty panels, seat backs and high traffic areas, the deep textured surface softens glare and hides the appearance of dents, dings, and scratches. The durability of Rigidized® Metals Corporation's deep-textured metals offers significant maintenance cost savings. Recommended patterns include 2WL®, 3ND, 5WL®, and 60LTH.
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