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Rio de Janeiro - Glória - État de Rio de Janeiro, Brésil

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As part of the preparation work for the 2014 soccer FIFA world cup in Brazil, the city of Rio de Janeiro has decided to increase its network of urban transportation by adding 28km of street car to link the center of city to the harbor and the Santos Dumont airport.

Plastiform is a subsidiary of the ETANCO GROUP, specialized in high-quality foams. In particular, it produces special foams for the insulation of streetcar rails. Plastiform holds more than 80% of the French market, it also works on export streetcar projects as in Brazil.


The challenge on this project for Etanco was double: work at more than 9.000 km from its home base in France and answer to the extreme pressure on delays in a complex political environment.

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Plastiform's has provided all the specialty foams for the line N°3 of Rio streetcar, providing high-quality answers to vibration and noise reduction as well as isolation against stray currents.

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