Advanced Materials

Light-Weight Reinforced Thermoplastic (LWRT)

A low pressure, thermoformable composite of plastic resin and long chopped fiber combined with outer layers as needed for the application (ie. adhesive film, barrier film, tough PP film, non-woven, reinforcing, or just the bare surface.)

There are several materials that fall within the LWRT family:

Automotive Applications

Commercial Applications

Wall Lamination with Azdel Onboard Composite

The vast majority of RV applications where our composite is found is on a Sidewall Exterior. That is, as an exterior substrate. The image here depicts a typical sidewall construction and its layers. One can infer that our material is hidden behind a visible layer — usually FRP for the exterior or vinyl for the interior décor. Thus, when washing the exterior of your RV, you are not washing our material, but the fiberglass skin that lies over it.

The segment of Sidewall Interior applications continues to grow quickly. More than ever, RV manufacturers are using Azdel Onboard composite for both sides of their walls, much like what is shown here.

Laminated Front, Rear and Slide walls are constructed similarly, but some front walls, particularly those on a fifth wheel, are molded fiberglass caps that are not laminated nor require a substrate.

RV Applications

In addition to RV sidewall exteriors and interiors, Azdel Onboard® composites are used in the construction of ceilings, front walls, rear walls, slide-outs, roofs and more! After extensive product development, prototyping and testing with various materials and configurations, we also have a strong, lightweight flooring construction.

As more RV manufacturers continue to adopt our material, we are driven to develop solutions to meet their needs and those of the RV owner.

Floor Application with Azdel Onboard Composite

After over two years of development, trialing and testing, we offer a durable and cost-effective composite floor solution that can be seamlessly incorporated into your existing process or that of your laminator.

The Azdel Onboard composite floor offers benefits similar to those of sidewalls made with our material, and eliminating the risk of floor degradation from mold and rot is critical. This configuration exceeds the benchmarks of common floor construction in terms of flex and puncture resistance. RV makers can simply choose the layer thickness and grade based on the needs of their units.

Click here to dig deeper into the testing that took place during and after this floor’s development.

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Excellent Strength to Weight ratio

Excellent Degree of Freedom in Design

Superior Shock / Noise Absorption

Excellent Assemblability

Simple Process

Eco-friendly Materials
Low VOC’s, No Odor, and Recyclable

Excellent Corrosion Resistance

Why Azdel?

Proven lightweight materials in multiple Markets and Applications

Commercial Transportation
Building & Construction
Power Sports & Off-Road Equipment

Wide Range of core weights, core types, and design thickness

Core Weight Range: 450gsm – 2000gsm

Core Types: SuperLite, XLTH, XLTB, XL2 & XL4, FRXA, FRXB, RVXA

Design/Molded Thicknesses: 1.5mm – 12mm

Advantaged molded density vs. Injected Molded Parts

Typical Azdel molded density: 0.3-0.6g/cm3

Typical injection molded density: 0.9-1.1g/cm3

Possible weight savings: 50-60%