Since 2006 Azdel Onboard® composite panels have been used regularly in place of plywood for RV wall construction. Made of a patented blend of fiberglass and polypropylene, our composite sheets help create technologically superior walls that will extend the life of your RV.
RVX composite is our standard substrate for general lamination of most RV applications, such as sidewall interiors and exteriors, front and rear walls, slide-outs, roofs, ceilings, cab-over floors and more. The benefits are extensive, as you will learn during your time on this site. It forms excellent mechanical bonds with adhesives made for porous surfaces and allows for lamination with a wide range of other materials. It can be lofted or compressed and thus is quite versatile. As such, it can be and is used in other construction such as lavatory and cargo trailers, buses and cube vans, modular and mobile structures, ceiling panels, office walls and partitions, and heavy truck seatbacks and interiors. Its close relative, SuperLite™, is used in a variety of locations in cars and trucks seen on the road every day.
RVX-R / EcoLite™
A lesser known version in our composite family, but equally effective, is our RVXR, or more commonly referred to as EcoLite. In a greener approach to resource utilization, ground material is reintroduced to the production line to blend perfectly with the virgin pulp, producing an alternative material with properties nearly identical to those of RVX, with a couple exceptions. Aesthetically, RVXR displays traces of its material blending while remaining exactly the same to the touch. But one benefit more recently discovered is its enhanced flexibility. Flex testing has shown RVXR/EcoLite is the best equipped material in our portfolio to handle the stresses of tight radius applications. Learn more about our flex testing!
Different industries have specific standards for their common construction materials. Some of those standards refer to a material’s ability to withstand heat or even fire. Materials used in the making of a vehicle’s interior or the walls of an office must have some minimum resistance to fire, if not be self-extinguishing. Such is the case with many other construction standards. As such, the development of our FRXA composite has opened the door to additional industries that have strict minimum requirements for flame resistance. While the standard for RV interiors is merely ASTM E-84 Class C, and our RVX and RVXR materials are a step better at Class B, our FRXA version is formulated to achieve a Class A rating, suitable for many applications.
Learn more about common FR standards and flame and burn resistance testing.