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TRB Lightweight Structures Ltd

Founded in the 1950's as Technical Resin Bonders, TRB Lightweight Structures was one of the original companies in the UK to manufacture Honeycomb Sandwich Panels.

Today TRB remains at the forefront of this technology with a wide range of facilities including design, testing, verification and manufacture in order to provide lightweight assemblies and products for the Rail, Aerospace and Defence, Marine and Automotive industries.


Products

Adhesive Bonding

Adhesive Bonding

Adhesive Bonding are just one of many products in this range that we can source for you. Please contact us for more information.

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Advanced composites materials

Advanced composites materials

Advanced composites materials can be processed into complex, shaped components to meet high performance characteristics such as those demanded by mark...

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Aluminium Honeycomb

Aluminium Honeycomb

We maintain stocks of aluminium honeycomb to ensure a high quality rapid response to customers? requirements. Using our in-house cutting and expanding...

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Assemblies

Assemblies

Cellite Honeycomb Sandwich Panels are the idea component to use in a vast range of lightweight assemblies. Individual panels can include integrally bo...

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Bonded Assemblies

Bonded Assemblies

Bonded Assemblies are just one of many products in this range that we can source for you. Please contact us for more information.

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Bonded Structures

Bonded Structures

To ensure optimum performance, surface preparation is vital to the bonding process. The type of treatment required depends on the substrates being use...

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Bonding

Bonding

To ensure optimum performance, surface preparation is vital to the bonding process. The type of treatment required depends on the substrates being use...

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Cellite Ali-Lam Panels

Cellite Ali-Lam Panels

Single aluminium skin with an abrasion and scuff resistant, lightweight, modified PVC decorative finish.

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Cellite Carbon

Cellite Carbon

High strength/low weight carbon fibre skins with either a lightweight aluminium or Nomex® honeycomb core.

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Cellite Decorlam

Cellite Decorlam

Cellite aluminium or fibre sandwich panels with a melamine finish bonded to one or both faces. With aluminium skins, Cellite Decorlam meets the requir...

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CNC Machining

CNC Machining

A large 3 axis CNC Router provides the accuracy and repeatability of the individual parts needed in the assembly of complex structures being produced ...

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Composite Components

Composite Components

Composite Components are available from our extensive product catalogue, please contact us if you require more information.

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Composite Nose Cones

Composite Nose Cones

Composite Nose Cones are all able to be purchased from us. Please feel free to contact us on the numbers provided, or visit our website and enquire fo...

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Decorative Laminates

Decorative Laminates

Melamine decorative laminate backed by an aluminium sheet. Approved by the MOD for use on Royal Navy vessels, Ali-Lam has been tested to DERA/SMC/CR96...

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Design and development

Design and development

With a talented team of skilled engineers and manufacturing technicians covering all disciplines, from design and development through to complex manuf...

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Design and Engineering

Design and Engineering

The experience gained over some 50 years of working with honeycomb sandwich panels and lightweight structures means that complex design and engineerin...

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Finite Element Analysis

Finite Element Analysis

The safety of products and structures is paramount. It is therefore important that analysis is introduced early in the product development process to ...

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Honeycomb Core Materials

Honeycomb Core Materials

TRB Lightweight Structures maintain stocks of aluminium honeycomb to ensure a high quality rapid response to customers? requirements. Using our in-hou...

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Honeycomb Sandwich Panels

Honeycomb Sandwich Panels

Honeycomb Sandwich Panels are all able to be purchased from us. Please feel free to contact us on the numbers provided, or visit our website and enqui...

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Individual sandwich panels

Individual sandwich panels

Individual sandwich panels and components can be fabricated into complex, shaped modules and assemblies and finished with equipment and services ready...

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Land Based Vehicles

Land Based Vehicles

Complete vehicle chassis, based on aluminium and composite honeycomb sandwich panel expertise, can greatly assist in providing very lightweight yet ro...

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Lightweight Composites

Lightweight Composites

The Cellite Sandwich Panel derives its unique characteristics from its particular construction, which consists of a core material, bonded with a range...

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Metal to Metal Bonding

Metal to Metal Bonding

Metal to Metal Bonding. Please contact us for more information on this and other products.

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Moulded Composite Components

Moulded Composite Components

Moulded Composite Components are available on request, please email us for more information, or visit our website.

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Phenolic Panels

Phenolic Panels

Phenolic Panels. Please contact us for more information on this and other products.

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Phenolic/Epoxy Glass

Phenolic/Epoxy Glass

Moulded or flat for aircraft galley, rail interiors and tooling structures.

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Product and Material Development

Product and Material Development

TRB Lightweight Structures have access to a range of support services provided by the sister company, Amber Composites Limited. Founded in 1988, Am...

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Redux Bonding

Redux Bonding

Redux Bonding are available from our extensive product catalogue, please contact us if you require more information.

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Satellite Solar Panel Substrates

Satellite Solar Panel Substrates

Satellite Solar Panel Substrates are available from us, please visit the website for more information.

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Solid Laminates - Carbon Fibre

Solid Laminates - Carbon Fibre

Very high strength often used in motor racing and aerospace applications

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News

A ray of sunshine for British industry during the COVID-19 pandemic

A ray of sunshine for British industry during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly swept across the globe, affecting the lives of billions of people worldwide, and having a negative impact on many in...

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TRB’s composites apprenticeship scheme success

TRB’s composites apprenticeship scheme success

The value of the global composites manufacturing market is set to skyrocket, particularly as demand for clean transportation continues to increase. In...

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TRB produces face visors for healthcare workers on the COVID-19 frontline

TRB produces face visors for healthcare workers on the COVID-19 frontline

TRB Lightweight Structures is using its material science knowhow and specialist equipment to produce vital personal protective equipment (PPE) based o...

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TRB collaborating with Hitachi on major UK rail projects

TRB collaborating with Hitachi on major UK rail projects

TRB Lightweight Structures is working in collaboration with Hitachi Rail – a global transport specialist at the forefront of innovation in the rail in...

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TRB Lightweight Structures and Toyota Tsusho America Form Strategic Alliance in the US

TRB Lightweight Structures and Toyota Tsusho America Form Strategic Alliance in the US

New Business Providing High Volume Lightweight Composite Parts for Electric Vehicles February 25, 2020 (Richmond, Kentucky) – TRB Lightweight Structu...

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TRB announces US manufacturing facility

TRB announces US manufacturing facility

TRB Lightweight Structures has announced that it will soon be opening a composites manufacturing centre in Richmond, Kentucky, as a joint venture with...

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Triumph at Hunts Post Huntingdonshire Business Awards 2019

Triumph at Hunts Post Huntingdonshire Business Awards 2019

Here at TRB Lightweight Structures, we are busy celebrating our recent success at the Hunts Post Huntingdonshire Business Awards 2019. The awards reco...

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TRB triumphs at Hunts Post Business Awards 2019

TRB triumphs at Hunts Post Business Awards 2019

TRB Lightweight Structures is celebrating success at the Hunts Post Huntingdonshire Business Awards 2019 that recognise the district’s thriving busine...

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TRB manufacturing doors for West Midlands Railway project

TRB manufacturing doors for West Midlands Railway project

TRB Lightweight Structures is working in collaboration with CAF on the production of 17 new trains for West Midlands Railway. Each four-car train is d...

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Up, up and away – the advancements of the aerospace industry

Up, up and away – the advancements of the aerospace industry

The aerospace industry is constantly developing, thanks to the application of innovative technologies to the complex manufacture of aircraft. This pro...

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Breakthroughs in composite technology

Breakthroughs in composite technology

Our active R&D programme is making exciting advances in the use of composite materials and advanced processing techniques to create next generation so...

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Diving headfirst into a career at TRB

Diving headfirst into a career at TRB

Alex Dickens, the first graduate employee of TRB, discusses how his background in chemical engineering has set him up for his new role as Technical Sa...

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TRB recognised as one of the ‘Top 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’

TRB recognised as one of the ‘Top 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’

TRB Lightweight Structures Ltd is proud to be recognised as one of London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2019 – a report tha...

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The flexibility of using composite materials

The flexibility of using composite materials

Composite materials are being used in a growing range of applications, especially in aerospace, rail and commercial sectors, due to the increasing dem...

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TRB chosen to supply materials for Airbus A380 luxury suites

TRB chosen to supply materials for Airbus A380 luxury suites

TRB Lightweight Structures has worked closely with international high technology company Safran to create luxury ‘Skyroom suites’ for Singapore Airlin...

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Supporting diversity in the rail industry

Supporting diversity in the rail industry

Toni Shepherd, Sales Manager at TRB, shares her thoughts on the rail industry, and why it is an exciting career choice for women. What’s going on in ...

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TRB Lightweight Structures ranked in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100

TRB Lightweight Structures ranked in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100

TRB Lightweight Structures is delighted to have been ranked 94th in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100, 2018. Fast Track is a leading research and events...

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TRB Lightweight Structures selected as a supplier for Elekta

TRB Lightweight Structures selected as a supplier for Elekta

TRB Lightweight Structures is delighted to announce it has been selected by Elekta as one of its top twenty suppliers. The company will manufacture a ...

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TRB Lightweight Structures Gains DIN 6701 A1 Approval

TRB Lightweight Structures Gains DIN 6701 A1 Approval

TRB Lightweight Structures Ltd, has recently gained the highest DIN 6701 (Parts 1-4) A1 type certification. This approval is for bonding safety critic...

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TRB Develops New FST Rated Biocomposite Rail Carriage Door Leaf

TRB Develops New FST Rated Biocomposite Rail Carriage Door Leaf

TRB Lightweight Structures Ltd has developed a new biocomposite resin based carbon fibre reinforced (CFRP) sandwich panel door leaf with a 100% recycl...

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Case Studies

Aluminium Sandwich Panels for Team Antartica

Aluminium Sandwich Panels for Team Antartica

"Team Antarctica are a group of students from Hogeschool Utrecht, Netherlands, who have designed and built a solar powered vehicle designed to cross A...

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Blackfriars Solar Bridge Panels

Blackfriars Solar Bridge Panels

"Blackfriars Solar Bridge is the world’s largest solar bridge. It is also the home of Blackfriars Station, a London landmark and the first railway sta...

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East Coast Train Partitions

East Coast Train Partitions

"The East Coast Main Line (ECML) runs fast, frequent passenger train services across 632 km along the east coast of the UK, connecting London,Yorkshir...

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Emergency Detrainment Door System

Emergency Detrainment Door System

"TRB worked in conjunction with Bombardier Transportation to design and develop an emergency detrainment door system for two different rail vehicles: ...

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Heathrow Personal Rapid Transit Pod

Heathrow Personal Rapid Transit Pod

"The PRT (Personal Rapid Transit) Pod is an ultra-lightweight, electric, unmanned vehicle. 21 pods connect Heathrow’s business car park with Terminal ...

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Lightning GT Chassis Design

Lightning GT Chassis Design

"The Lightning GT is an all-electric supercar at the forefront of low emission technology. Its sophisticated lightweight structure and advanced engine...

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Lightweight Base for Gamma Knife Surgery Equipment

Lightweight Base for Gamma Knife Surgery Equipment

"Gamma surgery, or stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), is a non-invasive method for treating brain disorders. It delivers a single high dose of over 200 ...

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London Black Taxi Ramp Design

London Black Taxi Ramp Design

"The London Taxi or the Black Cab’ has the reputation for providing the best taxi service in the world. Their distinctive appearance and long history ...

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The London Eye Flooring Systems

The London Eye Flooring Systems

"The London Eye is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the UK with more than 3.5 million visitors per year. Its innovative passenger capsules ...

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Documents

Company Quality Policy

Company Quality Policy

Catalogue

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Environmental-Policy-Signed

Environmental-Policy-Signed

Catalogue

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IRIS Certificate

IRIS Certificate

Catalogue

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ISO Certificate.pdf

ISO Certificate.pdf

Catalogue

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5 Documents

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TRB Lightweight Structures Ltd

  • 12 Clifton Road
  • Huntingdon
  • Cambridgeshire
  • PE29 7EN

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