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19th June 2018, Huntingdon

Biocomposite resin for rail panel

This new biocomposite door leaf product has been specifically designed and fire rated for both overground and underground rail use. © TRB Lightweight Structures A new biocomposite resin based-carbon fibre reinforced sandwich panel door leaf with a 100% recycled foam core has been developed by TRB Lightweight Structures, of Huntingdon, UK.

It has been specifically designed and fire rated for both overground and underground rail use – the composite structural system easily passes BS 6853 and BS 476, as well as being EN 45545 HL3 compliant.

TRB can now offer the rail industry a sustainable composite material option for carriage door leaves at a comparable cost to aluminium-bonded alternatives, with a 35% weight saving.

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