Rail Fastenings Systems

SICUT Composite Ties

SICUT composite ties and bearers deliver superior performance, enhanced value, and significant environmental benefits compared to wood, concrete, and steel alternatives.

Turning today’s waste into tomorrow’s track infrastructure

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SICUT composite ties are manufactured from a unique blend of recycled plastics, reinforced with glass fibre.

They deliver outstanding performance over a very long service life and are maintenance free. The technology has been extensively tested and proven, in both the laboratory and track, across the USA and Europe. They can endure the most demanding testing ever undertaken on a railway tie, of any material.

Pandrol are the exclusive distributor for SICUT ties across the USA. 

  • SICUT composite ties have been installed in heavy haul, mainline, metro, and light rail applications under a wide range of environmental conditions.
  • They are easy to handle, using existing equipment and training, and can be installed by small track teams in short periods.
  • Extensive independent test data and a plethora of reference projects are available to demonstrate performance.

Advantages of using the SICUT composite ties


Proven applications

These composite ties are suitable for plain line (renewal & spot replacement), switch & crossing bearers, heavy freight (35Mt), road crossings, bridges (closed deck & steel girder), tunnels, slab track, trams, and metro application.


Exceptional sustainability

Manufactured using recycled plastics and are 100% reusable or recyclable at end of life. Furthermore, they offer substantial reduction in track embodied carbon.


Outstanding value

Extremely long service life thanks to increased durability, even in poor track conditions. SICUT ties are impervious to moisture, insects, and general decay.

Technical features of SICUT composite ties


EPD certified

SICUT composite ties support PAS 2080:2016 compliance and are EPD certified. They eliminate creosote risks, are non-leaching & non-toxic, and help address environmental targets for plastic waste and reversing deforestation.


Proven performance

Proven track performance since 1996, with 2 billion GT of heavy haul traffic. SICUT ties meet all ISO, European, and US Standards.


Easy installation

SICUT ties are simple to handle and install as timber ones, only with lower maintenance requirements.

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