Lightweight, High Strength Load Floors
Situated in the rear of the vehicle, load floors are weight carrying components that require strength as well as high quality aesthetics. FirmaLite® load floors utilize a patent pending combination of heat resistant materials such as polypropylene, glass fiber composites and natural fibers to create load floors and other components that keep your valuable cargo safe throughout the journey.
Our leading-edge load floor design outperforms other commonly used load floors in both short term and 24 hour load bearing tests, yet is lighter in weight by more than 15%. When subjected to a load of 550 pounds for 2 hours, FirmaLite featured significantly less deflection and displayed nearly 0 millimeters of deflection after 24 hours, which is 65% better than other heavier load floors. FirmaLite provides the best combination of weight and strength in the industry.
FirmaLite does not require urethane sprays, which means greater product consistency and added durability.
UFP Technologies has put FirmaLite to the test against some of the leading load floor products.
24 Hour Load Bearing Test
FirmaLite had minimal deflection when loaded with 20 kilograms of weight and subjected to an ambient temperature of 60°C. Six hours after weight removal, the deflection was reduced by 50% and to almost no deflection after 24 hours.
Short Term Load Bearing Test
When compared to a heavier paper honeycomb composite, FirmaLite displayed a significantly reduced deflection rate throughout the 257 kilogram weight bearing test.
Spread Load Deflection Test
FirmaLite offered a similar maximum sag as other heavier paper honeycomb composite when loaded with a 45 kilogram weight in each corner over a 2 hour span. Additionally, the total sag for FirmaLite was nearly 0 millimeters after 24 hours.