As we move to a more sustainability-conscious and eco-friendly society, green and naturally sourced products are at the forefront of consumption, and the rail industry is no exception. Many people are moving from car travel to rail travel in order to create a lesser impact on the environment. According to recent studies by the EU Environment Agency, rail travel produces the least amount of CO₂ emissions out of all modes of passenger transport, making it the most environmentally friendly.
Designing rail vehicles to be greener is not just about using more conscious engine parts and electrical components; it also means using environmentally friendly products in the interior of the train. It is important to consider the impact of the supply chain and how your suppliers manufacture their products. Marmoleum FR² is a linoleum floor covering, made from 71% natural materials. 29% of these materials are rapidly renewable, 44% recycled content making Marmoleum FR² highly sustainable.
Forbo’s Marmoleum FR² and Striato FR have been independently confirmed as CO₂ neutral floor coverings in the cradle to gate phase of the product’s life cycle, without the need for offsetting. In simple terms, the CO₂ produced in the extraction, transportation and manufacturing process of Marmoleum FR² /Striato FR is balanced by the removal of CO₂ through the growing of its natural ingredients such as flax, jute and rosin.
An increasing amount of consumers are actively looking to reduce their own carbon footprint by not only changing their behaviour but also by buying from more conscious businesses. Creating an environment that is inviting, stylish and most importantly, eco-friendly is vital in encouraging people to travel by rail. The appeal of traveling by car is the feeling of comfort and ease, an experience that should be emulated on trains to retain passengers and spur on more people to commit to traveling by train.
Marmoleum’s high sustainability values are not at the sacrifice of style and performance, it offers legendary durability and actually toughens with age as well as offering extensive colour and design choices. Marmoleum creates a bright, fresh and modern look, enhancing passenger experience. What’s more is Marmoleum FR² & Striato are fully certified to meet rail standards, adding safety to its many benefits. (HL3)
In 2012, Nederlandse Spoorwegen chose Marmoleum in two colour ways for 250 of its double decker trains, creating a vibrant and attractive environment whilst still maintaining, performance, safety and environmental properties. This robust and reliable floor covering ticks all of the boxes and can immediately enhance any rail vehicle it is installed in.
To find out more about the full range of Forbo’s flooring solutions available to the rail industry please visit http://www.forbo-flooring.com/rail.
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IKAM Marketing Manager
IKAM Marketing Team
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