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CryoTrans Refrigerated Railcar

CryoTrans Refrigerated Railcar

CryoTrans called on Miles Fiberglass to help develop railcar liners for their refrigerated railcars more than thirty-one years ago.  Being a leader in the refrigerated railcar industry, CryoTrans was looking for a liner that was lighter weight, with greater impact resistance and easier to repair than their existing fiberglass liners.  They called on Miles to help them develop a composite liner.  After many months of working together to develop a design and product the first rendition of a fiberglass liner was developed.  Later, after researching different new materials, Miles approached Cryotrans about trying out a new polypropylene material, called Polystrand.  This material offered higher impact resistance and even lighter weight than the standard fiberglass material and easier to repair.  After many renditions, a Polystrand liner was developed.  With the development of the Polystrand liner, a 45% weight reduction was realized along with increased strength and impact resistance, by a factor of ten.  Removing the weight allows for heavier loads, leading to larger profits.  The high impact quality results in less repairs and down time also leading to more profits.  

“One of CryoTrans’ most innovative products is its cryogenic railcar, which uses liquid nitrogen to maintain a temperature of -150 degrees Celsius. This makes it ideal for transporting ultra-cold products, such as biological samples, vaccines, and other medical supplies that require extremely low temperatures to remain viable.”

To date Miles has delivered thousands of railcar liners, bunker panels, and door to Cryotrans for over 32 years.  We are proud to be a vendor to CryoTrans, one of the top leading refrigerated railcar producers in the world.   

Update: 2021 Lineage Logistics acquires Cryo-Trans, owner of North America’s largest private fleet of refrigerated and insulated railcars.

Lineage represents the largest network of temperature-controlled warehouses globally, with more than 330 strategically located facilities offering nearly 2 billion cubic feet of capacity and spanning 15 countries across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and South America. Lineage also offers transportation solutions, including less-than-truckload (LTL) consolidation, managed transportation, on-demand transport, port logistics, customs brokerage, import/export, drayage, last-mile delivery and related value-added services.

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