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Swedish company Trelleborg unveils lightweight fire-resistant material
Trelleborg has unveiled a new lightweight fire-resistant material which provides protection against fire for up to seven hours. As part of Trelleborg’s agreement with CFP Composites, the new material - Soteria FR1500 – will be made available in Europe. Soteria FR1500 is easy to transport and install, making it suitable for both new and upgraded applications.
This new material is flame-resistant to +1500 degrees Celsius for up to seven hours, and has a cryogenic performance rated to -192 degrees Celsius, providing customers across Europe with a wider material choice from Trelleborg.
Kerry Lyons, global business manager for Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation in Rochdale, England, says: “We are very pleased to launch Soteria FR1500, this innovative material fits perfectly alongside our existing range of solutions for vehicle manufacturing, giving customers a lightweight, protective material perfect for electric vehicle (EV) battery boxes and enclosures, or as an alternative to aluminium for automotive and aerospace sandwich paneling.”
Trelleborg’s Soteria FR1500 material has a density of 1.28 g/cm3 and offers protection against fire for up to seven hours, with trace smoke and toxicity emissions. Sheets can be bonded or mechanically fastened to cover larger surface areas and machined to a specific shape using traditional cutting tools. Soteria FR1500 is easy to transport and install, making it suitable for both new and upgraded applications.
Simon Price, managing director of CFP Composites, says: “CFP are excited to expand its strategic partnership with Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation. We look forward to working closely with the team to provide FR1500 on short lead times, for applications in aerospace, automotive, marine and other industries.”
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Trelleborg has unveiled a new lightweight fire-resistant material which provides protection against fire for up to seven hours. As part of Trelleborg's agreement with CFP Composites, the new material - Soteria FR1500 – will be made available in Europe. Soteria FR1500 is easy to transport and install, making it suitable for both new and upgraded applications.