TRB Lightweight Structures Ltd
Established in the 1950s as Technical Resin Bonders, TRB Lightweight Structures was one of the original companies in the UK to introduce a range of Honeycomb Sandwich Panels and Composite Components. Since those early days TRB Lighweight structures has expanded and diversified it's Cellite and Matrix range of panel systems, to include fully bonded assemblies and composite structures. Supplying general engineering, rail, aerospace, defence, marine and motor racing industries.
By tailoring the separate elements of honeycomb core, skin materials and adhesive to suit individual criteria the resulting construction can be used for numerous applications where high stiffness and low weight are particular requirements. Components can be assembled into complex shaped modules and structures and finished with equipment and services. Panels and assemblies can be built to meet a multitude of environmental and service conditions including the latest regulations for fire, smoke and toxicity.
Our mission is to design, manufacture and supply products and services that exceed customer’s expectations in all aspects.
TRB Lightweight Structures is able to provide tailored-made products based around honeycomb sandwich panel technology, adhesive bonded assemblies and composite components. These products are used both in civilian and military aerospace as well as for space applications. TRB not only offer a high quality manufacturing ability but a full and comprehensive service from design, material evaluation, FEA through to production and after-sales support.
TRB Lightweight Structures is able to provide tailored-made products based around honeycomb sandwich panel technology, adhesive bonded assemblies and composite components. These products are used in military aircraft, war ships and submarines and on land-based vehicles.
TRB Lightweight Structures is able to provide a range of materials and products for various applications within the Marine Industry. Specifically these products are based around the company’s proven technology in the design and manufacture of Lightweight Structures. These can take the form of Flat Honeycomb Sandwich Panels, Composite Mouldings and Special Structures. With full CNC machining, fabrication and painting facilities, TRB’s scope of supply can range from the basic Cellite Honeycomb Sandwich Panel, a machined flat-pack kit, or a fully finished painted assembly incorporating composite mouldings and accessories.
Today’s rail commuter demands an increasingly high quality of travel experience, needing fast, clean, modern passenger rail vehicles that run on-time and provide all the facilities and services needed by the informed passenger. Train Operating Companies and subsequently the train builder need to ensure these requirements are fulfilled. Train interiors must therefore accommodate even more equipment in order to provide a high level of passenger comfort and up-to-date facilities.
TRB Lightweight Structures is meeting these objectives with tailor-made equipment and products based around space saving lightweight Honeycomb Sandwich Panel technology, Bonded Assemblies and Composite Components. Having worked in the Rail Industry for over 35 years, TRB is now an important first tier supplier to the primary train builders.
The Industrial Division of TRB Lightweight Structures covers a range of markets and related products – from simple flat panels for the Arts and Conservation trade, to fully finished complex assemblies for the Special Vehicles industry. TRB Lightweight Structures has enjoyed a close relationship with the Motor Sports industry for many years and have built complete one-piece monocoques for F1 teams.