Transportation Industry

Transportation Applications

FRP (Fibre Reinforced Plastics) is very useful for body parts on almost all types of vehicles, boats and transportation structures. For reinforced plastics we normally use fiberglass, carbon or aramid (Kevlar) fibre because of its strength, insulating properties and general versatility.

PIDNA is a reliable and quality-conscious subcontractor to the automotive industry, but we also custom manufacture parts and spare parts for other industries within the transportation sector which demand strong and lightweight components that might otherwise be difficult or expensive to obtain elsewhere. We undertake special constructions in small batches for miscellaneous reinforced thermosetting plastic components, such as pipes, air vents, screens, spoilers, etc. If you are renovating vintage vehicles, and finding it difficult to source original spares, we can probably produce the parts you need to complete the construction. Within a short notice we can make highly durable parts for you.

PIDNA’S fiberglass reinforced plastic panels are extremely durable and lightweight. Our FRP composite panels have been successfully used in the transportation industry for over a decade now. The most common applications in high quality truck body and trailers are…

  • Truck Bodies
  • Dry freight & reefers
  • Sidewalls
  • Bulkheads
  • Doors
  • Floors
  • Trailers – Commercial & Specialty Trailers
  • Sidewalls
  • Bulkheads
  • Doors
  • Floors & ramps
  • Roofs

Increase your profits with FRP’s ability to increase truck & trailer cubage. PIDNA FRP trailers require no internal posts, allowing the maximum possible cargo capacity. In a typical 48-foot trailer, this means an extra 7 cubic feet of cargo space. When PIDNA’s Stratoply Super Roof is used with our seamless sidewalls, another 17 cubic feet of space is realized. Increased cargo space will generate increased revenue making PIDNA FRP Panels well worth the initial investment.

Core thickness ranges from 1/4″ to 3/4″ for standard FRP, and foam panels can be built up to 4.5″ thick. Panel heights up to 120″ and lengths up to 696″ can be ordered with a wide variety of interior and exterior surface finishes.


FRP trailers are versatile. The inherent insulating properties & corrosive resistance add cargo flexibility. Versatility reduces dead heading and sitting times. More payloads = more profits.
FRP is tough. More impact resistant than aluminum. Longer life cycle.
FRP resists damage. Easier to repair. Contact out technical team Save up to 80% annually on exterior and interior repairs.
FRP fights cargo damage. Smooth interior surfaces do not snag or impact cargo. Reduced freight claims = more profits.
FRP means more cubage. Eliminates posts and plywood liners. More freight per load. Approx 94 cu. ft per 48 foot trailer.
FRP is easy to clean. More difficult for dirt and moisture to hold on. Steam cleanable. Fast cleaning = shorter turn-around time.
FRP is corrosive resistant. Absolutely won’t rust. Resists deterioration from rain, salt, sun and chemicals. Better appearance. Longer life. Fewer repairs.
FRP exteriors are smooth. Wind tunnel tests show a smooth exterior is 12% easier to pull than exterior post trailers. Lower fuel costs. Less wear and tear on parts.

PIDNA’s fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) have proven their strength and durability over a decade of time and millions of miles.

Call to today to discuss your transportation requirements, FRP boats, vehicle bodies and parts, truck panels and back covers, the list is endless. You will find us reliable, cost effective and adept.