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Azdel Onboard Provides Lighter Solutions for RV Manufacturers and RVing


Forest, VA, June 05, 2018 --( The RV season is about to go into full swing, and many are
planning their summer activities nationwide. For some that includes purchasing a new RV. There are a lot
of factors to consider when deciding which RV is right for you, including durability and long-term
maintenance. From matching the right dry weight of the RV selected with a tow vehicle, to knowing
exactly how heavy a payload can be carried inside, weight matters. An RV's weight can have a big impact
on safety, as well as the overall cost of participating in the RV lifestyle.

RV construction materials contribute to their weight and can make them less fuel-efficient. Lauan
plywood is typically used in RV construction. It is heavier than composite materials that can replace
them. RVs also take on weight when wood is exposed to moisture. Wood and water don't mix, and RVs
that are closed for weeks or months over the winter season are particularly susceptible to freezing and
thawing that can allow water to seep in via roof seams. Natural fiber decomposition occurs causing rot,
mold and mildew formation along with warping that can lead to delamination or separation of layers in
the material reducing its strength no matter the age of the RV. Adhesive failure can occur when Luaun is
exposed to water and temperature variations, which causes wet/dry cycles. Hot temperatures release
formaldehyde in adhesives as they break down. It can cost thousands of dollars to repair or replace the
rotted walls. Not only is this expensive to fix, but the mold, mildew and chemicals have an adverse effect
respiratory health by contaminating the air inside the RV. Particle pollutants, like mold, can trigger
asthma attacks, exacerbate symptoms of COPD and cause lung damage in the elderly and small children.

Composite materials made by Hanwha Azdel, located in Forest, VA, with their commercial applications
center in Warren, MI, are products that can be used as an alternative to Lauan plywood. Composite
materials are moisture resistant, lightweight, and stronger than wood, allowing for better fuel-efficiency.
These puncture and impact resistant materials provide increased durability. With a higher insulation value
than wood less heating and cooling costs are accrued and provide a quieter ride with less road and outside
noise. Composite panels do not rot, warp, or emit airborne particle pollutants.

To find out more information visit Details about where these products are available
include a list of RV manufacturers to download. Stop-action video and photos show damage comparisons
and how materials respond to temperature variations. Manufacturers who are interested in using Azdel
composite materials in the RV construction process, should email or call

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