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Horse trailer - Wall cladding, partitions and anti-slip protection made of Foamlite®

Foamlite® sheets: For efficient, safe, stress-free horse transport

Whether going to a tournament, on holiday or to the vet – everyone has to transport their horse from time to time. However, often such transportation is stressful for both the people and and horse. For this reason, manufacturers are constantly working to optimise their horse trailers and horse transporters. The objective: to improve comfort, safety and efficiency. We support manufacturers in the development of light and long-lasting horse trailers and transporters with our lightweight construction material, Foamlite®. 

Horse trailer wall liner, interior walls, door cladding and wall cladding made of Foamlite®
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For efficient, safe, stress-free horse transportation: Horse trailer wall liner / interior walls, door cladding, partitions, anti-slip protection made of Foamlite® sheets

Wall liner / interior walls, door cladding, anti-slip protection and partitions for horse trailers and transporters

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

Application areas

Wall cladding, door cladding and partitions

Manufacturers of horse trailers use Foamlite® to produce very light and robust:

  • Wall cladding / liner / interior walls
  • Door cladding
  • Partitions
  • Impact protection
  • Kick plates

Vehicles:

  • Horse trailers
  • Horse transporters / horse trucks

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® can be produced in almost any desired colour

Foamlite® can be produced in almost any desired colour

Foamlite® can be produced in almost any desired colour

Foamlite® can be produced in almost any desired colour

Foamlite® – properties

Lightweight

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 their low weight, lightweight construction elements made of Foamlite® make a contribution towards weight reduction and therefore to the fuel efficiency of your horse trailers and horse transporters.

Good insulation propertiese

Air pockets in the foam core offer good thermal insulation and soundproofing. Lightweight construction elements made of Foamlite® help to regulate the temperature in horse trailers and horse transporters and therefore help to improve the animals' well-being.

Robust

Foamlite® has high mechanical stability, scratch and shock resistance and therefore has a very long service life.

High resistance to UV radiation, weather and moisture

Foamlite® include high UV and weather resistance and are also very resistant to moisture, which makes it suitable for long-term outdoor use.

Slip-resistant

Foamlite® sheets are available as a slip-resistant option with a "cubic grain" surface – tested in accordance with DIN 51130-R10. In horse trailers and horse transporters, the slip-resistant surface offers a high level of grip for both people and animals.

High-quality surface

Foamlite® is available with a smooth or double-sided grained surface with high scratch resistance. Wall liner, door cladding and partitions made of Foamlite® have a long-lasting high-quality appearance.

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.

Low-maintenance – easy to clean

Foamlite® sheets make a contribution towards a high standard of hygiene and therefore to animal health: Foamlite® is easy to clean with commercially available cleaning agents. The 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.

Application examples

Horse trailer wall liner, interior walls, door made of Foamlite®
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Wall liner and door made of Foamlite® in a horse trailer
Horse trailer wall liner, interior walls, door cladding made of Foamlite®
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Wall liner and door cladding made of Foamlite® in a horse trailer

Very high abrasion resistance

In horse trailers and horse transporters, walls, doors and kick plates have to withstand a great deal of mechanical wear and tear in the long term. Tests in our in-house materials laboratory show that in comparison with tested conventional textured, coated board sheets that are often used in horse trailers, Foamlite® sheets have significantly higher abrasion resistance.

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Test parameters: Pressure: 150 N (0.66 MPa), Abrasion area: 15 x 15 mm, Sliding partner: stainless steel, Sliding direction: oscillating, duration: 90 minutes.
Textured, coated board for horse trailers - Comparison of the wear resistance of Foamlite® and a textured coated board
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High abrasion resistance and no structural damage: In tests, the surface of Foamlite® (right) demonstrates significantly higher abrasion resistance than a conventional plywood/textured coated board (left)

Built-in hinge

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. 

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Foamlite® has a "built-in" hinge
Foamlite® wall cladding and door in a Sprinter transporter
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Door in a service van: Made of a Foamlite® vehicle construction sheet by simply milling a 90 degree V-notch.

Material – Foamlite®

We specially developed Foamlite®, a closed-pore foamed material, for applications in which construction materials need to be very low in weight while, at the same time, providing high mechanical stability. This opens up a wide range of possibilities in lightweight construction. Further information about Foamlite® lightweight sheets

The closed-pore, foamed structure makes Foamlite® sheets very lightweight

Technical data – Foamlite®

Properties 

Testing method 

 Unit 

Foamlite® 

Density 

DIN EN ISO 1183-1 

g/cm³ 

0.65 

Moisture absorption 

DIN EN ISO 62 

<0.1 

E-module 

DIN EN ISO 527 

MPa 

1100 

Shore hardness 

DIN EN ISO 868 

Scale D 

70 

Other application areas - Foamlite® vehicle construction sheets:

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