Made of the lightweight plastic Foamlite® – for light and efficient commercial vehicles
Lightweight construction plays a key role in the development of modern commercial vehicles. The lower the weight, the lower the fuel consumption and environmental pollution for the same higher load capacity. We support the development of light and powerful commercial vehicles with our vehicle construction sheets made of Foamlite®.
Foamlite® is a closed-pore foamed plastic that combines low weight with high mechanical stability. Vehicle construction sheets made of Foamlite®:
Reduce the weight of your commercial vehicle
Optimise the load capacity
Are robust and durable
Foamlite® vehicle construction sheets are available in many different formats, thicknesses, colours:
Sheet thicknesses: 6 – 30 mm
Widths: up to 2000 mm
Lengths: According to customer needs, theoretically unlimited, no waste
Surface: Surface grained on both sides with high scratch resistance or slip-resistant "cubic grain" surface
Application areas – Foamlite® vehicle construction sheets
Our vehicle construction sheets made of Foamlite® are used in commercial vehicles such as:
Transport vehicles, service vans, workshop vans, delivery vans
Caravans, motor homes, camper vans
Horse trailers / horse transporters
Structures and components:
Depending on the vehicle, Foamlite® vehicle construction sheets are used for structures and components including:
Doors with V-groove
Properties – Foamlite® vehicle construction sheets
With their low weight, Foamlite® vehicle construction sheets make a contribution towards weight reduction, fuel efficiency and optimising the load capacity of your commercial vehicle. As a closed-pore foamed material, Foamlite® has a low density of just 0.65 g/cm³. Foamlite® is almost 30 percent lighter than comparable compact sheets.
Foamlite® vehicle construction sheets have high mechanical stability and scratch and shock resistance. Structures and components made of Foamlite® have a very long lifespan and a long-lasting, high-quality appearance. Compared with conventional PP honeycomb sheets, Foamlite® stands out thanks to its high stability combined with very good impact properties.
Low-maintenance – easy to clean
Foamlite® vehicle construction sheets are quick and easy to clean with commercially available cleaning agents and are very low-maintenance. Foamlite's® closed-pore foam core does not allow any material to penetrate the pores. Compared to conventional materials used in the market, Foamlite® offers many advantages when it comes to cleanliness and hygiene. Commercially available coated plywood sheets and textured, coated board can quickly become scratched and absorb moisture and dirt. This can lead to swelling and rotting. In commercially available honeycomb panels, dirt and moisture can remain in the honeycombs and form a culture medium for mould and bacteria.
Foamlite® is available with a smooth or double-sided grained surface with high scratch resistance. Foamlite® vehicle construction sheets have a long-lasting, high-quality appearance.
Foamlite® vehicle construction sheets are available as a slip-resistant option with a "cubic grain" surface – tested in accordance with DIN 51130-R10. The slip-resistant surface prevents loads slipping in commercial vehicles. Fixed shelving systems for secure storage of small objects can also be made with the slip resistant Foamlite® vehicle construction sheets.
Good insulation properties
Air pockets in the foam core offer good thermal insulation and soundproofing. Vehicle construction sheets made of Foamlite® help to regulate the temperature in commercial vehicles.
Easy to work with
Foamlite® vehicle construction sheets can be worked on using conventional tools for wood and metal. The material is also easy to screw and rivet. We have extensive experience in the reliable mounting of our sheets using various fastening elements. Contact us. Foamlite® is also very easy to weld.
High resistance to UV radiation, weather and moisture
Foamlite® vehicle construction sheets include high UV and weather resistance and are also very resistant to moisture, which makes them suitable for long-term outdoor use
Application examples – Foamlite® vehicle construction sheets:
“The new vehicle construction sheets made of Foamlite Cubic Grain is a real revolution in the commercial vehicle industry. With it, swollen and moldy loading floors made of plywood are a thing of the past."
Mario May (Commercial Manager VANPROFIS GmbH), Umut Dasdemir (CEO VANPROFIS GmbH) und Georg Grein (Technical Manager VANPROFIS GmbH), from left
Very high abrasion resistance
Surfaces in commercial vehicles must withstand high mechanical wear and tear in many areas over the long term. Tests in our in-house materials laboratory show that Foamlite® vehicle construction sheets have significantly higher abrasion resistance in comparison with tested conventional plywood (textured coated board) vehicle construction sheets.
Foamlite® has a "built-in" hinge. All that is required is a 90 degree milled V-notch. This means it is very easy to make doors with V-grooves, for example. This saves time in the manufacturing process and eliminates additional material costs for hinges, screws and rivets.