TRB Lightweight Structures is pleased to announce a new partnership with Kordsa – a global leader in developing unique reinforcement technologies for a variety of industries – for the manufacturing of ground-breaking composite materials. This new collaboration aims to continue the development of sustainable lightweight composites for the automotive industry, and make environmental considerations more accessible in transportation.
TRB has successfully supplied over 65,000 composite components to Tier 1 automotive programmes using its proprietary thermoset prepreg material, and has a comprehensive range of bio-resins to suit the various applications and needs of its customers. These lightweight and durable parts improve overall performance, while the company’s high throughput production techniques help to reduce lead times and cost. The new partnership will enhance TRB’s offerings, with Kordsa’s vast materials science knowledge and global operation capabilities helping to source and supply greener materials. This will help provide innovative solutions to TRB’s customers, and is part of an ongoing drive to develop lighter components to support clean transportation.
Richard Holland, Managing Director at TRB Lightweight Structures, commented: “This collaboration is particularly exciting for TRB. Kordsa is a frontrunner in the development and implementation of reinforcements to an array of materials. Together, we can add to our impressive existing portfolio of innovative technologies, providing our customers with new and exciting solutions to the problems they currently face.”
Murat Arcan, Composites Business Unit Leader and Member of Executive Leadership Team at Kordsa, added: “We are enthusiastic about partnering with TRB in this new area of reinforcement technology. This agreement provides us with the opportunity to contribute to the global transition into more sustainable transportation, working with an expert in the field of lightweight engineering.”