GRP in the commercial vehicle industry

With functional lightness for environmentally friendly mobility

LAMILUX Composites is Europe's leading developer and manufacturer of fibre-reinforced plastics. Using the knowledge and experience from 60 years of plastic production, we manufacture sheets and panels from high-strength, sturdy and extremely light fibre composite materials based on polyester and epoxy resin on five production lines. The high-performance and custom-producible high-tech materials provide a range of advantages, especially in the automotive and transport segment.

Our fibre-reinforced plastics are used in side walls, roofs, doors, flooring, translucent roofs, non-slip flooring or as interior wall cladding for commercial and delivery vehicles. The high quality and material properties ideally aligned to the specific field of application set new standards in the commercial vehicle industry. 

 LAMILUX Composites Commercial Vehicles

Advantages of GRP

Fields of application in commercial and delivery vehicles

Lightweight construction materials for every application

Whether a last mile delivery vehicle or a truck – LAMILUX Composites offers products for every size of commercial vehicle that support the vehicle in the daily delivery of goods. Glass fibre-reinforced plastics (GRP) are characterized by their ability to withstand particularly high loads and secure goods so that they reach their destination undamaged. The low weight combined with high stability makes the use of fibre-reinforced plastics suitable for all fields of application, such as roof and wall cladding as well as in the floor.



Resistance to weathering, robustness and durability play a major role in the roof of a commercial vehicle. LAMILUX Composites has the best solution for large-area roof applications with high-quality GRP sheeting. GRP scores highly on the roofs of commercial vehicles with high tensile and flexural strength and low linear expansion coefficients.

Most important features 

  • High tensile and flexural strength
  • Resistance to UV rays and weathering
  • Sandwich roofs or continuous rooflights

Our favorite composites for roof applications:  LAMILUX Woven Roving Gelcoat 

Outer wall


The outer shell of the commercial vehicle is protected by the impact resistance and high resistance to frontal impact loads of glass fibre-reinforced plastics. Our products are manufactured on continuous flat sheet production lines. This allows us to produce glass fibre-reinforced plastics in widths of up to 3.20 m and lengths of up to 300 m. GRP panels are particularly suitable for manufacturing long side walls of trucks, as they facilitate the one-piece seamless manufacture of the side walls.

Most important features

  • High-gloss surfaces
  • Easy to clean
  • Thermally insulating composite systems
  • Weight savings

Our favorite composite for the exterior side wall: LAMILUX Super Plus Gelcoat & LAMILUX HG 4000 & LAMILUX SUNSATION®

Interior wall


Hygiene is paramount for the interior of refrigerated and food transporters. LAMILUX has the solution to this problem - a fibre-reinforced plastic with a special nanosilver surface that kills germs within just a few hours. The product provides an antibacterial effect in the interior of commercial and delivery vehicles. 
Another challenge exists when loading and unloading commercial vehicles, as damage to the interior wall is quickly caused. GRP combines outstanding impact resistance and strength and protects the commercial vehicle interior wall from scratches and cracks. 

Most important features

  • High impact resistance
  • Low thermal conductivity
  • Food safety certification

Our favorite composite for the interior side wall:  LAMILUX High Impact & LAMILUX AntiBac




As a floor structure in commercial vehicles, stability and load capacity are of particular significance. The properties of GRP qualify the composite material for use as a flooring material. Especially with a special anti-slip coating, a stabilizing GRP as a lower layer and a wooden or foam insert in between, the floor is prepared for every load and even makes the vehicles PIEK-compliant. 

Most important features

  • Anti-slip coatings
  • Sturdy and resilient materials
  • Underbody materials

Our favorite composite for flooring applications:  LAMILUX Anti Slip

TÜV-tested LAMILUX quality

LAMILUX composites are manufactured using a continuous production process on five flat sheet production lines, each over a hundred metres long. Due to the high degree of automation, which ensures that the different material variants can be reproduced at any time, the systems are the most modern of their kind in Europe. Throughout the entire production process, the high production standards are safeguarded by seamless quality management. LAMILUX also has the majority of its laboratory and testing facilities voluntarily tested by TÜV Süd Germany to provide you with consistent 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