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What you don't see can make all the difference.

RVing Families Ask for
AZDEL Onboard!

You buy an RV and you want it to last a long time. You want the best for your family, so make sure the RV you buy has AZDEL Onboard! 

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AZDEL Composite Panels

Azdel Composite Panels have been used in RV Exterior and Interior sidewall, ceilings, and roofs since 2006. They are constructed using a blend of polypropylene and fiberglass creating a strong, lightweight, quieter, water resistant, temperature resistant, odorless and evironmentally friendly wall that will increase the life of your RV.

Azdel composite panel cut-away showing layers

Proven Technology Used to Replace Wood Since 2006

With twice the insulation value, twice the strength, and half the weight of wood, composite panels increase durability, and lighten your adventure. Reduced weight helps keep fuel costs down, while increase insulation value decreases heating and cooling costs. The porous panels also provide a quiet ride, reducing road and outside noise.

Half the Weight of Wood Yet Twice as Strong.

Half the Weight of Wood Yet Twice as Strong.

Azdel composite panels are lighweight yet durable. Half the weight of wood, just think of the fuel savings! These panels are twice the strength, impact and puncture resistant. 

Odorless, Formaledehyde, Mold, Mildew Free

Free of Formaldehyde, Mold, and Mildew

Azdel composite panels do not emit mold, mildew or toxic chemicals, so you can breathe easier. conversely, wood panels can decompose releasing airborne particle pollutants.

Water Resistant - No Delamination

Water Resistant - No Delamination, No Rot

Water causes no natural fiber decomposition on our composite panels, so there is no rot or warping. Wet/dry and hot/cold cycles can affect wood bonds and diminish structural support.

Temperature & Humidity Changes are Tolerated

Temperature & Humidity Changes are Tolerated

Azdel composite panels are not damaged from freezing and thawing. Temperature and humidity changes along with increased moisture are well tolerated.

Sound and Energy Absorbing

Sound and Energy Absorbing

Azdel panels are porous which allows it to absorb sound as the sound waves hit the panel instead of bouncing off solid panels. You are in for a quiet ride with less road noise .

Puncture and Impact Resistant

Puncture and Impact Resistant

Azdel composite panels are durable, and stay strong. No adhesive failure from fluctuating temperatures can occur to weaken bonds.



Where can I buy an RV that uses Azdel composite panels in their construction process so my family can benefit?  See the RV manufacturers below who use our products, or download a PDF here. Visit the manufacturer's site to find a dealership near your location.You can watch interesting videos by Coachmen RV and other manufacturers and dealers below. 

Water and Wood Don't Mix

Take a look at what can happen to any RV when leaks occur. Rotting, warping and delamination can occur, commonly with a bubbling sidewall. This can cause thousand of dollars to repair. 

What is Lauan?

The term luan or lauan comes from the lauan tree, native to the Philippines and other Southeast Asian countries. Sometimes referred to as Philippine mahogany or Meranti, it is the general name given to a wide variety of related woods imported from the Philippine Islands, Malaysia and Indonesia. Of all the hardwoods, Philippine lauan was once the most plentiful. It is not an actual mahogany. This is a trade name for underlayment plywood. 

What's inside your RV walls? Wood and water don't mix.

Soak Test

We placed an Azdelcomposite panel and a panel made from Lauan in water for 51 days. The damage to the Lauan panel displayed mold and the beginning of delamination which would require repair. The Azdel panel was 100% unaffected. Some RVs sit through 6 months of winter, freezing, thawing, heating and repeating the cycle with the potential for water seeping into the wall. This damage occurred in less than two months time.

Delamination process inside of an RV wall when water seeps in and Lauan is saturated.

What Does Delamination Look Like Inside the wall of your camper, fifth wheel or motorhome?

Have you ever seen an RV with bubbling along the sidewalls that looks like an air bubble under contact paper? That's delamination - the wood layers are separating and can no longer support the structure. Water seeping in has soaked the wood. This along with freezing, thawing and hot temperatures causes it to decompose and loosen ahesive bonds. Mold and mildew are formed during this process. What you don't see can make all the difference - in the support structure of your walls, road noise, and comfort level inside your rig, the air quality your family breathes, and the longevity of your RV.

When you purchase your next RV, do some research about the construction. If you want an RV that will last, and provide you with the comfort and durability you deserve ask for
AZDEL Onboard! 

Stop Action Video Showing Response to Temperature of Plywood and Azdel 

Use the controls below to play and pause, and change video size.




What can you do to protect your RV from delamination?
Regular maintenance performed on your roof seals, around windows, slide-outs and more help to prevent water from seeping in. There are plenty of blogs, RV forums and websites out there that will advise you on how to purchase a used RV while avoiding an exisiting issue. Purchasing an RV with AZDEL Onboard, is your best bet in avoiding this issue and the costly repairs and other concerns that come with it. 

Download a PDF file with RV manufacturers currently using
Azdel composite panels.

RV Brands with AZDEL Onboard

These manufacturers are using Azdel composite panels in their RV contstruction.

Find Out What People Are Saying About
Azdel Composite Panels on YouTube

Lance Camper

Gary Conley goes into detail why Lance uses Azdel. It is 50% lighter than wood, won't rot or get moldy and improves insulation "R" value. Azdel also has no formadehyde making it safer than other materials. It assists in sound deadening.

Mount Comfort RV

Discussion about Coachmen RV's use of Azdel products in consruction with an overview of the benefits and prevention of delamination. Azdel Panels are constructed using a blend of polypropylene and fiberglass, creating an extremely strong and lightweight wall.

Michael and Jenny Justus

RV Water Damage & Mold Removal
" . . . As we cut into the walls we notice they are stamped with formaldehyde warnings. Formaldehyde is a chemical used to produce wood products - especially those found in pre-manufactured homes and RVs. Exposure to formaldehyde can cause health problems, mostly respiratory issues. Of course this information was unnerving - the RV is our home. Good news: We found a product that can be applied to walls, floors, etc. that stops formaldehyde off-gassing. In a future video, we'll show you how we combated the problem of formaldehyde in our RV to ensure the air we're breathing isn't a toxic hazard . . ."                      
Michael and Jenny Justus

Haylett RV

RV owner and salesman explains why Azdel products helped him determine which RV to purchase. Take away  he product reduces moisture infiltration from the exterior to interior of your coach.

Families enjoying camping in their RV

Air Quality - How Indoor Particle Pollutants Can Affect Your Family's Health

Mold, mildew, and toxic chemicals are examples of particle pollutants that accumulate in confined spaces with temperature fluctuations, when moisture is present. We have safety measures to protect us from smoke. We have carbon monoxide detectors to protect us from the odorless gas that we can’t see, but can kill, and propane detectors to detect leaks that can put your family members at risk due to fire. These are commonly standards or options in most RVs manufactured today.

But, what about the mold, mildew and toxic chemicals? How do we protect ourselves from these, and why does it matter?

It matters because these pollutants can affect our health in serious ways. RVs that are closed for weeks or months without ventilation are particularly susceptible to mold formation that can become airborne.


Delamination or separation of layers in a material reduces its strength. Adhesive failure can also occur when wood is exposed to water and temperature variations resulting in wet/dry cycles. Hot temperatures release formaldehyde in adhesives as they break down. Exposure to moisture can cause rot, warping, mold and mildew. This process causing sidewall bubbling is best known for the high cost repairs. This process can also have an adverse effect on your family’s health by contaminating the air you breathe. 

Mold can cause allergic reactions in asthmatics, and anyone, with or without allergies, may experience irritation of the eyes, skin, nose, throat and lungs when exposed to airborne mold particles. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is a common lung disease that includes bronchitis and emphysema, and the third leading cause of death in the United States. Avoiding pollutants, including smoking, chemicals, mold, dust, and fumes are recommended by the American Lung Association to avoid exacerbation of symptoms. 

Using a water-resistant composite material substitute for plywood is one way to avoid this exposure, and is a common sense move the RV industry is already making as families are demanding more healthy alternatives in RV construction.

Composite materials made by Hanwha Azdel can be used in place of plywood. There is no natural fiber decomposition, so they do not warp or rot, thus they don’t emit mold, mildew or toxic chemicals into your ventilation system that can cause harmful effects to your lungs and overall cardiovascular system. 

Additional benefits include less fuel costs due to reduced weight, less heating and cooling costs due to increased insulation value and a quieter ride with less road and outside noise. With twice the strength of Lauan, these puncture and impact resistant materials provide increased durability. You will find your RV is less affected by temperature and humidity changes and damage from freezing and thawing. This increases the life of your RV by avoiding delamination which causes sidewall bubbling and can be quite costly to repair. Add the benefit of using an eco-friendly, sustainable product that does not impact the rain forest and you realize the absolute value of composite materials. 

Demand more for your RVing family. Demand Azdel Onboard!


Formaldehyde warning stamped on wood inside the wall of a class C motorhome

Formaldehyde Warning

When renovating an RV, or working to remove water damage and mold, use the proper precautions. Here a couple removed plywood, that was stamped with a formadehyde warning.


What can you do to protect your family from harmful particle pollutants?
If you are considering a new RV purchase, find out more information regarding manufacturers who are currently constructing RVs using Azdel composite materials.
See the RV manufacturers above who use our products, or download a PDF here.

If you are interested in using Azdel composite materials in your RV construction process, please contact us at onboard@azdel.com or visit the Hanwha Azdel website.

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