The Product:


Superior Performance

TieTek composite crossties demonstrate better long-term spike hold and superior performance to other tie technologies. They are significantly more durable than wood. They are more resistant to plate cutting, improve lateral strength and show minimal variation in rail gage after over 2 billion gross tons of heavy axle traffic. They show the same total track stiffness as wood ties; the total track modulus is the same. They produce less surface vibration than other ties, producing 8db less vibration than wood, and 14db less than concrete.

TieTek ties are easy to maintain. They do not require specialized installation or maintenance equipment, and can be completely intermixed with wood ties in operating environments. Using existing equipment and procedures, railroads can quickly and easily upgrade to TieTek Global ties, improving performance and driving down operating costs.

Finally, TieTek ties are more economical, safer and easier on the rest of your equipment. They improve the performance and drive down the operating costs of an entire rail system.


  • TieTek ties meet or exceed performance recommendations outlined by the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA).
  • AREMA recommended practices are based on Class 1 performance requirements, considerto be the most demanding.

Benefits & Features

Life Span of 50+ Years

Resistant to insect damage, mold, fungi, hazardous chemicals and moisture

Maintains Physical Properties

Consistent High Quality

Eliminating Replacement Costs, Disposal Costs & Downtime

Reduced Lifetime Maintenance Costs

Uses the same installation equipment as wooden ties; both Cut Spikes & Screw Spikes

Smooth, quiet ride in transit applications


For 20 years, the durability, safety and value of TieTek ties have been proven in use on tracks across the U.S. and at the Association of American Railroads’ Transportation Technology Center (TTC)

  • The Only Engineered Polymer Composite Tie to
    Accumulate More Than 2 Billion Gross Tons at TTC

  • The Only Engineered Polymer Composite Tie to Wothstand TTC’s Most Recent SRI 12B Tie and Fastener Testing


EFG TieTek is committed to the ongoing development of advanced technologies for the purpose of superior quality assurance


  • Raw material is analyzed extensively at our on-site laboratory to assure compliance with internal specifications.
  • The integrity of the formula is tested throughout the manufacturing process
  • Every tie produced is tested with cutting-edge X-ray technology
  • Mechanical testing is performed on a statistical quality control basis on every production shift