IntegriCo’s patented technology mixes recycled landfill-bound plastic to create composite railroad ties that far exceed industry standards for high consistency and structural integrity. Because IntegriCo’s technology uses extremely tough plastic material that cannot be processed by our competitors, our raw material cost is lower than others in our industry.
Superior strength, competitive price
A formulation component of our IntegriTies™ includes cross-linked polyethylene, an extremely tough plastic. Our specialized, low-heat process preserves the properties of plastic that make it such a good raw material for railroad ties.
How it’s made
We thoroughly inspect and test each delivery of incoming recycled plastic. The bulk plastics are reduced in size through a series of shredders and granulators. Once the plastic is fed through the granulator, smaller, uniform particles are produced. The plastic mixture is then fed into the patented equipment for processing and delivered into molds. Once removed from the mold, we inspect, measure, X-ray for voids/foreign objects and test each tie to verify compliance with quality specifications.
IntegriCo’s production facility and process are AAR M-1003 compliant and we use Statistical Process Control (SPC) to ensure that quality is integrated into the design and process of all our composite rail ties. We continually test our products to ensure the highest quality and superior performance. Learn more about our extensive testing procedures.
IntegriCo Composites’ IntegriTies™ meets or exceeds all technical properties recommended by the American Railway Engineers Maintenance-of-way Association (AREMA) Committee 30 for composite cross ties.
|Property||IntegriCo’s IntegriTies™||AREMA Standards|
|Appearance||Matte Black|Dark Gray||n/a|
|Dimensions (in X in X in)||7 X 9 X (102 or 108)||7 X 9 X (102 or 108)|
|Surface Hardness (lb/.25″ind)||5,500||n/a|
|Modulus of Elasticity, MOE(psi)||240,000||170,000|
|Modules of Rupture, MOR(psi)||2,700||2000|
|Rail Seat Compression (psi)||2,300||900|
|Spike Insertion (lbs)||6,800||n/a|
|Spike Pullout (lbs)||3,200||1,900|
|Screw Spike Pullout (lbs)||16,500||n/a|
|Spike Lateral Resistance (lbs)||2,500||n/a|
|Composition||100% Recycled Plastic||n/a|
|Life Expectancy||50 Years||n/a|