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Trelleborg unveils new lightweight fire-resistant material

Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation unveils its new ultra-lightweight fire-resistant material named FRV.

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

FRV is a unique lightweight, fire-resistance tested material, weighing from just 1.2kg/m2. Part of their protection materials range, FRV is flame-resistant to +1100ºC for up to 1.5 hours, with no burn through. A thin flexible material, FRV can be draped, wrapped or shaped to fit any size profile or area with minimal dimensional expansion during fire, making it ideal for increased fire risk applications.

FRV, lightweight, ultra-flexible material, flame resistant to 1100OC
FRV, lightweight, ultra-flexible material, flame resistant to 1100OC

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.”

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.
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.

Possible applications are:
• Electric vehicle battery boxes and enclosures
• Lithium-ion fire protection
• Aerospace and automotive firewall paneling
• Engine protection
• Electronic equipment encasement
• Marine and shipbuilding on-deck paneling,
doors and flooring
• Fire containment strategies

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.

More information www.trelleborg.com