Optimise the load capacity of your Transporters, Sprinters and service vehicles
Interior cladding, cargo space cladding, flooring, door cladding and shelving systems made of Foamlite®
In the transport and service sector, it is very important for transport vehicles and service vans to have a high vehicle load capacity, in order to be able to utilise the limited storage space efficiently. The lower the weight, the lower the fuel consumption and environmental pollution for the same load capacity. We support the development of lightweight, modern Transporters, Sprinters, service vehicles and tool trolleys with sheets of our lightweight materialFoamlite®.
Foamlite® - lightweight material
Foamlite® is a closed-pore foamed plastic that combines low weight with high mechanical stability. Foamlite® sheets:
Optimise the load capacity of your transport vehicle
Are robust and durable
Have a high-quality appearance
Structures and components made of Foamlite®
Leading manufacturers of automotive interiors use Foamlite® sheets for the construction of very lightweight and robust components, structures and vehicle interior furnishing, such as:
Cargo space cladding
Interior partition walls
Small panel vans
Product range – Foamlite®
Foamlite® sheets are available for cladding transport vehicles in many different formats, thicknesses, colours:
Sheet thicknesses: 6 – 21 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 possible
Foamlite® – Properties
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. With its low weight, cladding made of Foamlite® makes a contribution towards weight reduction and optimising the load capacity of your Transporters, Sprinters and service vehicles.
Foamlite® has high mechanical stability and is scratch and shock resistant. 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.
Foamlite® is 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 Transporters, Sprinters and service vans. Fixed shelving systems for secure storage of small objects can also be made from slip-resistant Foamlite® shelves.
Easy to work with
Foamlite® 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 boards using various fastening elements. Contact us. Foamlite® is also very easy to weld.
High resistance to UV radiation, weather and moisture
Foamlite® sheets are highly UV and weather-resistant and are also very resistant to moisture, which makes them suitable for long-term outdoor use
Low-maintenance – easy to clean
Foamlite® sheets can be cleaned quickly and easily with commercially available cleaning agents and are very low-maintenance. Foamlite's® closed-pore foam core does not allow any material to penetrate into 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 in turn 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.
“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
The loading and unloading of transported goods and tools in transport vehicles and service vans over a long period can cause damage through impacts and friction, and with that premature wear and tear, leading to a shortened service life for lorry trailers. With their high mechanical stability and scratch and shock resistance, cladding and flooring made of Foamlite® have a very long service life and a long-lasting, high-quality appearance. Tests in our in-house materials laboratory show that in comparison with tested conventional plywood (textured coated board), Foamlite® sheets have significantly higher abrasion resistance.
Foamlite® has a "built-in" hinge. All that is required is a 90 degree milled V-groove. 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.