Trelleborg Unveils New Lightweight Fire-Resistant Material at International Composites Summit

Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation unveils its new ultra-lightweight fire-resistant material at the inaugural International Composites Summit, London, England, from 8th to 9th September.

Neil O’Keeffe, Technical Director at Trelleborg’s operation in Rochdale, England, will present the novel FRV material for use in electric vehicle (EV) battery protection and increased fire risk applications during the conference, highlighting its unique flame-resistant properties.

Kerry Lyons, Global Business Manager for Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation in Rochdale, England, says: “We are very pleased to launch FRV, the second material in our range of protection materials. Weighing just 1.2 kg/m2,  FRV is ultra-lightweight and extremely flexible. The material is capable of shaping to fit areas of any size, or for draping or wrapping around difficult profiles. When combined with FR1500 panels, it creates a lightweight, protective solution that is perfect for electric vehicle (EV) battery boxes and enclosures, or as a stand-alone option for increased fire risk applications.”

Trelleborg’s FRV material is flame-resistant to +1100 OC for up to 90 minutes, with no burn through or expansion during a fire. FRV requires no ongoing maintenance once in situ and is easy to transport and install, making it suitable for both new and upgraded applications.

FRV material will be on display in the Product Innovation Zone during the conference for delegates to view.

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The International Composites Summit is a joint exhibition and open forum, focusing on strengthening the worldwide supply chain for composites across a two-day event. It is the only UK exhibition solely for the composites market.


International Composites Summit
London, England
Date from 8th to 9th September
Product Innovation Zone