Transit Solutions


With over 25 years of proven performance in the field, L.B. Foster’s HPF and SFM are the best-selling solid stick wheel tread / TOR friction modifier systems in the world today.

Custom system and hardware design

  • Application coverage and train configuration specifically designed for your system

  • Hardware custom designed to fit your high speed, metro or LRV truck frame

  • Hardware designed and/or tested to meet your shock and vibration standards

KELSAN® HPF/SFM solid stick on-board TOR friction modifier

  • 100% dry film

  • Thermal stability ensures no product migration

  • Patented interlocking feature to ensure continuous application and minimal wastage

  • Non-toxic

  • Non-Flammable and Flame Resistant


  • Extends wheel tread and TOR rail life

  • Reduces short pitch rail corrugations

  • Consistent application to train fleet and throughout rail system

  • Reduces energy consumption

  • No effect on traction or braking

  • Safer, cleaner and more reliable than oil-based alternatives

Latest News

In October, members of our

L.B. Foster Attends 26th Annual Wheel Rail Interaction (WRI) Conference

For the first time,

L.B. Foster’s Louisa Stanlake Receives Women in Railroad Engineering Award