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Toronto Airport Boasts Turbo-Track™ Continuous Transportation System Made with DuPont™ Crastin®


Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Airport was the first to install an innovative new automated people moving system, Turbo Track, with handrails made with DuPont™ Crastin® PBT. According to Lloyd McCoomb, president and CEO of the Greater Toronto Airport Authority, the new system offers significant advantages. “Turbo Track closes a gap in passenger transportation which conventional systems such as automated people movers cannot fill. It permits continuous transportation without waiting times and, because it moves significantly faster than conventional moving walks, it helps passengers overcome a familiar problem at many airports – the long distances that must be covered.”

The new system from Thyssen Krupp Elevator moves large numbers of people safely, rapidly and cost-effectively over long distances. Its handrail, an integral component of the system, is made from DuPont™ Crastin® PBT due to its durability and low-noise operation. Turbo Track bridges the gap between conventional moving walks and automated people movers. It can be used to safely and smoothly transport 15,000 people per hour across distances of 100 to 1,500 meters, saving time and eliminating waiting periods.

Just as new and innovative as the system itself, the continuous handrail is made of a toughened and flame-resistant grade of Crastin® PBT. The handrail moves at speeds synchronized with the speed of the flooring. For passenger safety, the handrails are alternatively colored light and dark gray and have the outline of a hand imprinted.


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