Plastic Sleeper


Product: Plastic Sleeper

Material:  UHMWPE (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene)

size: 100*100*(1000-3000)mm; 150*150*(1000-3000)mm

200*200*(1000-3000)mm; 300*300*(1000-3000)mm

Or customized

Application: railways, logistics, and transportation, warehousing, etc.

A plastic sleeper is a kind of railway sleeper made from mixed plastics as the main material. Railway sleeper (railroad ties or crosstie in the US) is a component laying under the track to support railroad rails and transfer the pressure to the ballast. There are mainly four types of railway sleepers according to the materials. Wooden sleeper, concrete sleeper, steel sleeper, and plastic sleeper. They differ in many aspects and are suitable for different construction conditions. As a new material, the plastic sleeper is a good alternative to wooden and concrete sleepers.

Plastic railway sleepers are polymer of plastic with waste and rubber. One typical plastic railway sleeper uses PE(Polyethylene) and PS (Polystyrene) as the main material. Authoritative tests have proved that plastic sleepers are not easy to form pits. In the real application on railroad rails, plastic sleepers surpassed people’s expectations. It provides stable support and extremely reduces vibration and noise. Due to the excellent ductility, it can be installed on railway turnout, bridge these places. What’s more, the significant feature of this type of material is longevity. It is estimated to be 3 times longer than wooden sleepers, which means nearly 50 years. The sustainable character also contributes to its popularity.

Comparison of plastic sleeper with wooden sleeper and concrete sleeper

Wooden sleeper

  • Advantage

good elasticity and insulation; easy to process; lower cost.

  • Disadvantage

need more maintenace; not eco-friendly.

Concrete sleeper

  • Advantage

High stability; less maintenance work; lower damage rate than a wooden sleeper.

  • Disadvantage

Much heavier than wooden sleeper; limit installation place.

Plastic sleeper

  • Advantage

light in weight; easy to install; no limit in track section as a wooden sleeper; need no maintenance; long service life; eco-friendly.

  • Disadvantage

Relatively high price.

UHMWPE plastic railway sleepers for sale

AGICO supplies plastic railway sleepers using UHMWPE as the main materials. The (UHMWPE) Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene material has excellent mechanical properties such as strong wear resistance, no water absorption, insulation, aging, etc. Our products have passed the SGS tests and are accepted well by customers worldwide.

Watch the video of the drilling process of UHMWPE Materials with our advanced equipment.

drilling process of UHMWPE Materials.

The finished products have the following advantages:

  • Easy to install
  • High strength
  • Strong wear-resistance
  • High impact resistance
  • Environmental erosion resistance
  • Waterproof and weatherproof
  • Termite and corrosion resistance
  • High insulation performance
  • Maintenance-free, paint-free
  • Recyclable

AGICO’s Finished Polyethylene Plastic Railway Sleeper

plastic-railway-sleeper for sale
plastic-railway-sleeper for sale

The properties of AGICO plastic railway sleepers

ItemTest methodUnitUHMWPE 1000-VUHMWPE 1000-DS
Yield StrengthASTM D-638N/mm215-2215-22
Breaking ElongationISO527%>200%>100%
Impact strengthISO179Kj/m2130-17090-130
Shore HardnessISO868Shore D63-7063-75
Friction Coefficient(Static State)ASTM D-1894Unitless<0.2<0.2
Operating Temperature-80 to +80-80 to +80

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