UK consortium takes another step closer to lightweight composite cabin manufacture

The Lightweight Composite Cabin attracted significant interest at SMM The Lightweight Composite Cabin attracted significant interest at SMM
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When the Lightweight Composite Cabin prototype was launched by a consortium of PE Composites and Trimline Limited at SMM in Hamburg in 2016 the companies say it created a lot of interest from the cruise, river cruise, ferry and defence sectors.

The consortium says that leaders from the marine industry could easily see the huge benefits of installing the new Lightweight cabin over traditional steel structures:

* Improved vessel efficiency

* Increased number of cabins and increased revenue whilst maintaining vessel stability

* Lower emissions and improved vessel carbon footprint

* Numerous finishing options including seamless walls

Following the success of the prototype launch, the UK consortium now consisting of composite specialist PE Composites Ltd (PEC) and marine interior refurbishment specialist Trimline Ltd is delighted to have secured further co-funding from the UK’s Innovation Agency, Innovate UK, to productionise and certify the lightweight cabin.

During this phase, PEC and Trimline are focussing on reducing the cabin production cost and by the end of 2018 will develop a pilot production plant capable of making several hundred cabins per year.

The project will also design a full production plant to satisfy the predicted increasing demand. Cabins will carry MED and other certification relevant to each application and region.

Visit PE Composites at Seawork International 2018 at Stand C2 in Hall 1, in the Composites Pavilion.

By Jake Frith

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