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TRB Lightweight Structures Lightweight Composite Solutions for Road Vehicle Applications

TRB designs and manufactures lightweight composite structures, which include carbon-fibre battery enclosures for the electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid road vehicle markets.

We believe that by reducing the weight of vehicles in mass transport and developing solutions for energy-efficient products, we can also decrease energy consumption.

TRB has been developing lightweight composite components for the transport sector for more than 60 years. We closely collaborate with our customers within the rail, aerospace, industrial and automotive sectors to address significant challenges of reducing weight while improving performance, safety and durability.

Lightweight composite structures for road vehicles

TRB has a wealth of experience working with companies to address the increasing market demand for components that offer reduced weight and increased strength.

Our range of products for the automotive industry includes battery enclosures, storage solutions, doors, grab rails and partitions. Our portfolio also features floorpans and flooring.

In addition, we develop components for cooling systems and chassis.

Carbon-fibre battery enclosures for vehicles

TRB’s expertise has recently been utilised in the development of carbon fibre battery boxes for next-generation fuel cell vehicles, ranging from high-speed supercars to coaches and commercial vehicles.

The lightweight battery trays can be designed and manufactured in any shape or size, as well as include bonded inserts and thermal management properties without compromising the structural integrity.

Using a combination of the right materials, knowledge and experience, we bring a strong understanding of design concepts, material composition, and manufacturing processes. This allows us to advise customers through their options, engineer optimal solutions, and thoroughly test the outcome.

High-strength, lightweight composite materials

TRB’s expertise spans composites, high-strength metals, cores, adhesives, standard aluminium, steel fabrications and bio-based materials, including a ‘Bio’ composite pre-impregnated system.

The Bio system combines high-strength fabrics with a bio-based resin system, which is extracted from natural waste byproduct and obtained from the manufacture of sugar.

Not only is it non-toxic and does not use volatile organic solvents, but it also produces a lightweight and durable composite assembly that offers fire resistance in accordance with all fire, smoke and toxicity retardant material (FST) requirements.

TRB aims to provide the transport industry with a bio-based, non-toxic alternative to carcinogenic materials currently available on the market.

About TRB Lightweight Structures

Established in 1954, TRB is a leading international manufacturing and engineering company that specialises in the development of lightweight composite products.

With facilities in the UK, Europe, and the US, we can maintain quality and deliver finished products to an exceptionally high standard.

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12 Clifton Road

Huntingdon

PE29 7EN

Cambridgeshire

United Kingdom

+44 (0)1480 447400 trbls.com

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10 July 2019

Composite materials are being used in a growing range of applications, especially in aerospace, rail and commercial sectors, due to the increasing demand for materials to have a multitude of characteristics.

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TRB Lightweight Structures

12 Clifton Road

Huntingdon

PE29 7EN

Cambridgeshire

United Kingdom

+44 (0)1480 447400 trbls.com
TRB Lightweight Structures

Unit C Harrier Park

Orton Southgate

Peterborough

PE2 6YQ

United Kingdom

Europe

Schwarzenberg 82

3341 Ybbsitz

Austria

USA – North America

175 Humboldt Street, Suite 250

Rochester

New York 14610

United States of America

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