Duratrack Railway Sleepers
Integrated Recycling is laying tracks towards a circular economy with their innovative Duratrack railway sleepers.
Made from waste plastics sourced from Mildura farmers, they have become an exemplar product for the rail industry as a long-term sustainable alternative to existing track products. Stephen Webster, General Manager of Integrated Recycling, said that trials of Duratrack sleepers across Australia are turning heads in the industry.
There are trials currently underway with Queensland Rail and the Australian Rail Track Corporation. In addition, V/Line and Metro Trains have approved their use for stabling yards. They are now even being considered for use in Victoria’s Big Build rail projects.
The Institute of Railway Technology at Monash University is undertaking a research project (funded by Sustainability Victoria) to analyse the Duratrack sleepers.
The research aims to inform rail engineers to understand how to use this innovative product and support the industries transition to a low carbon future.