Tufcoat shrink-wrap creates a strong and durable rolling stock storage cover ensuring trains, equipment and assets remain protected.
Working within the rail sector Tufcoat supply and install rolling stock storage covers to protect assets for extended periods as well as during repair and maintenance programmes.
Applying this innovative protection to the rolling stock sector, we offer a unique solution built upon our extensive experience within the aerospace and wider engineering sectors, our covers are made from polyethlene which has a superior fit to conventional covers and are 100% recyclable.
We have wrapped single engines and multiple carriages, these projects share the same basic need, to keep items in the desired condition for extended periods of time.
Whether for a long journey on an exposed low-loader or being sat outside through all weather conditions, choosing the right protection for the units is vital.
Conventional covers have the benefit of being able to be used multiple times, however, this is based on the idea that they are returned after the first use, and that no damage has occurred. Tufcoat rolling stock covers mitigate the need to return, clean and maintain conventional covers.
If you are interested in a shrink-wrap installation for your project, get in touch
Features and benefits
Tufcoat shrinks in 2 directions to produce a tight moulded cover for improving wind resistance.
Enhances external appearance giving a professional-looking covering during storage or transport.
Shrink-wrap provides excellent protection from high winds and rain once installed.
Shrink-wrap can be recycled once removed, providing it is not contaminated.
Approved by Certifire to TS63 internally & TS62 externally and Certified to BS: EN13501 Class B standard.
190µm shrink-wrap creates the perfect balance between the size of the roll, its weight and manageability for installation.
Maintain cover integrity during inspections by resealing access hatches.
Shrink-wrap covers provide both storage and transportation protection for carriages & engines.
How are rolling stock storage covers installed?
Once the operatives have set out the safe system of work the preparation of the cover can begin.
Tufcoat rolling stock covers have been developed to include a secondary protective layer which not only helps wick moisture away from any paint or decals but also adds an additional flame-retardant layer of protection for the assets.
This breather shield layer is templated and fixed to the train prior to the installation of the shrink-wrap outer cover.
The wrap is secured around a perimeter band which is supported at fixed locations beneath the train to ensure the cover remains in position.
Finally, the shrink-wrap is welded and shrunk drum-tight to ensure a custom-fit cover
What makes our shrink-wrap different?
Tufcoat shrink-wrap is manufactured to our unique formula.
We don’t repackage other companies products which gives us control over our manufacturing process, maintained in accordance with ISO14001 and ISO9001 – a standard which we have maintained since 2005.
As a premium product, Tufcoat 300 micron shrink-wrap is approved by Warringtonfire Certifire scheme tested annually to TS62 and TS63, it also complies with BS: EN13501 class B, d0, s1.
We can install the scaffold shrink-wrap using our own expert specialists or we can provide the training and materials to anyone wishing to do it themselves.