LAMILUX Composites
in the caravan industry

GRP in the caravan and mobile home industry

Functional vehicle construction with optical design advantages


LAMILUX manufactures fibre-reinforced plastics based on polyester and epoxy resin, which are used in various fields of application as a face sheet for sandwich panels or as panels in the caravan industry. Our fibre-reinforced plastics are used in side walls, roofs, doors, curved structures, in flooring, as non-slip flooring in rear external storage lockers or as interior wall cladding. There, they support the caravan, motorhome or mobile home in meeting the challenges of everyday life. 

 LAMILUX Composites for Caravan

Advantages of GRP

  • More corrosion and hail resistant than 
  • Excellent and weather resistance thanks to the use of a protective 
  • Easier  than with metal
  • Low specific  with high mechanical strength
  • Simple and easy further processing
  • Excellent surface properties compared to other 
  • Easy option for an additional painting
  • Huge colour palette (up to metallic colours) for a 
     

Fields of application in caravans

Durable – Lightweight – Sturdy – Classy


The fields of application for GRP in caravan and mobile home construction are extremely diverse. The multifunctional material ensures durability and stability in the following fields of application:

Roof

 LAMILUX GFK Caravan

The low mass per unit area combined with high stability ensures that GRP has a very high potential for lightweight construction. Lightweight construction plays an increasingly important role in the automotive industry, primarily by driving the reduction of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. Panels made of fibre-reinforced plastics in the roof help to keep to minimise the weight of the vehicle. 


Most important features 

  • Resistance to UV rays and weathering
  • Resistance to hailstorms
  • Flexible installation options

Our favorite composites for roof applications: LAMILUX High Strength X-treme & LAMILUX Woven Roving flex Gelcoat
 

Outer wall

 LAMILUX GFK Caravan

GRP can display all its advantages as a sandwich panel in the outer face sheet of the side wall of the mobile home. LAMILUX premium quality combines the material properties of glass fibre reinforced plastic with the look of aluminium. The lightweight, extremely sturdy construction material has virtually no limits in terms of colour options and choice of designs. A Gelcoat layer seals the surface to protect the elegant appearance and also ensures good UV and weathering resistance in order to provide optimum protection for the caravan against external influences.


Most important features

  • High-gloss surfaces
  • Resistance to UV rays and weathering
  • Weight savings

Our favorite composite for the exterior side wall:  LAMILUX HG 4000
 

Interior wall

LAMILUX GFK Bus

The wide colour spectrum of glass fibre-reinforced plastics is not only advantageous for the outer wall, but also in the design of the caravan interior. The interior can be individually designed with GRP, as LAMILUX Composites are custom-made in decor, design and specification. With a decorative PVC surface, the interior walls of a mobile home become a visual highlight and also prevent mould formation and corrosion. 


Most important features

  • Corrosion-free/ no mould formation
  • High-quality decors and fabric types
  • Food-safe 

Our favorite composite for the interior side wall:  LAMILUX LAMIGraph,LAMILUX LAMIfoamtex & LAMILUX Super
 

Floor

LAMILUX GFK Floor

GRP not only performs excellently on the interior wall of a caravan, but also ensures an individual look for the floor. GRP's light weight, such as in the case of LAMILUX Composite Floor, saves unnecessary weight in floor material and increases the efficiency of the caravan. LAMILUX Anti Slip is a glass fibre-reinforced laminate with an effective, abrasion-resistant anti-slip coating. This property is particularly advantageous for use as flooring in the load space or as a ramp of a caravan. LAMILUX Composites can thus be used to prevent damage caused by luggage or provisions slipping around and causing further damage as a result. LAMILUX Woven Roving is also suitable as an underbody material to prevent damage from stone chips. 


Most important features

  • Underbody materials
  • Anti-slip coatings
  • PVC GRP flooring

Our favorite composite for flooring applications: LAMILUX Woven Roving, LAMILUX Composite Floor & LAMILUX Anti Slip
 

TÜV-tested LAMILUX quality


It is not only the functionality on the inside and outside of the caravan that is important, but also the look and homeliness of the caravan. The functionality and appearance of LAMILUX Composites is primarily ensured by sturdy, consistent quality. LAMILUX is the world's first manufacturer of fibre-reinforced plastics to have the majority of its laboratory and testing facilities voluntarily tested and successfully certified by TÜV Süd Germany. 

Throughout all stages of development, production and life cycle, our products are accompanied by intensive input from our research and development team. Extensive material tests and analyses form the basis for checking the properties of our composites in order to ensure durability and longevity. LAMILUX Composites is thus setting new standards to provide you with 100% quality.
 

The most important things at a glance

LAMILUX Composites


  • In thicknesses of 0.3 mm to 5.0 mm (product-dependent)
  • In widths up to 3.2 m
  • As panels up to 12 m or sheeting up to 300 m in length
  • Glass mats, Woven Roving or non crimp fabrics
  • Gelcoat layer for excellent UV and resistance to weathering, anti-slip coating
  • In a range of colours: RAL, NCS, translucent, dual colour, metallic or custom
  • Fibre structure, woven roving structure, high-gloss, matt, decor, dual colour
  • Smooth, corona-treated, roughened