Elastic pads

Elastic pads

Elastic padding is mounted between the rail foot and the steel sole plate. We offer elastic material made of EVA and steel-reinforced rubber in various thicknesses.


Main functions of elastic underlay material:

  • Better distribution of the load, over a larger surface.
  • Preservation of the rail construction.
  • Cancels point loads and the resulting fatigue.
  • Absorption of contact irregularities between the rail and the supporting structure.
  • Reduction of noise and vibrations.
  • It minimises wear of the rail and sole plate.

Specifications EVA

MFI (@190gr C 2,16 kg) 3 2 g/10min
Density (@20 gr C) 0,934 0,925 g/cm3 DIN EN iso 183-1
VA content 14 7 %w/w FTIR
Vicat-softening-temperature 65 72 gr C ISO 306 Method A
Hardness Shore A 91 95 ISO 868
Hardness Shore D 35 42 ISO 868
Strength (@50% elongation) 4,3 6 Mpa ISO 527
Tensile strength 19 17 Mpa ISO 527
Elongation (@break) >750 >700 % ISO 527
Processing recommendation 100-150 100-150 gr C

Specifications steel reinforced rubber

Steel reinforced rubber MK6
Pad width Rail foot width plus 0, less 5 to 6 mm
Pad thickness 7 mm nominal (- 0mm / + 0.5mm)
Pad length 12 m (mininum)
Shore hardness 75°A ± -5°
Tensile strength 690 MPa
Max. tensile strength 17,5 N/mm2 – 15,0 N/mm2 after ageing
Elongation 305% as supplied - 240% after ageing
Working temperature -25 C° to + 110 C°
Vibration reduction 45%-50%
Rebound resilience 12%
Permanent set <5% (<20% after ageing)
PDF specifications MK6-7mm.pdf


  • Length: 12 metres on a roll.
  • Width: Any width.
  • Standard thickness: 6 mm. Other thicknesses are possible.
  • When installing separate sheets, it is possible to place lugs on both sides. This is possible in every desired dimension.


Steel reinforced rubber

  • MK6: 7mm steel reinforced rubber.


Thanks to better pressure distribution, the use of an elastic underlay mat offers an economic advantage for the life of the rail construction. In addition, a reduction in the load on the supporting structure of at least 25% can be expected (DIN 4132 and CTICM recommendations).

Because of the excellent quality and good experiences Bemo Rail uses the following types:

  • 14003: For standard applications.
  • 07002: For heavy rail constructions (for higher tensile strength: see specification table below).

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