GRP launches Enviro-lite lining for vans

Leeds, UK: Van conversion specialist, GRP has launched a hybrid version of its traditional laminate lining for temperature-controlled van conversions.

Enviro-lite uses a combination of the traditional laminate conversion and more modern material production methods that allow a cost effective conversion that still retains strength and integrity. The new design can be as much as 25% cheaper than a traditional conversion.

This style of conversion will prove popular as end-users focus on maintaining performance combined with initial outlay costs, the company says.

This hybrid conversion uses wet-lay laminates for base of the lining, which gets most wear, with semi-prefabricated side and roof panels. The process combines the best of traditional and modern manufacturing techniques while offering environmental benefits. GRP, working with Leeds Environmental, has halved atmospheric production emissions with the new product. The product is non-carcinogenic and free from heavy metals so can be re-used.

Enviro-lite, GRP's new method for temperature-controlled van conversions can be as much as 25% cheaper

The technology in the new process is 25% lighter thius reducing vehicle weight and reducing fuel use.

Duncan Read, managing director, GRP says: “Never in our 40-year history have we compromised on quality, but we do recognize that factors such as environmental impact and cost are now even more important in the decision making process. ”

“These main factors have prompted us to launch the Enviro-lite product range in order to meet market demand. Initial response from our customers has been very positive and we are keen to ensure that the market understands the full benefits of opting for an Enviro-lite conversion,” says Read.

GRP still makes its Core-tecc product range based on a traditional wet-lay laminate process specified where vehicles needs additional durability for more aggressive operating environments.