Trailer and semi-trailer

Low weight, combined with high energy absorption through plastic deformations are an important safety aspect in the event of a crash, in particular for trucks transporting hazardous materials.


Aluminium’s good welding characteristics and high resistance to corrosion make it a preferred material for the construction of heavy goods vehicles. We enhance these positive technical specifications during the manufacture of our painted sheet or blank sheet and plate.

Quality is a must

Meeting the most exacting criteria with regards to surface quality and process tolerances is a must for us. On request, we can supply sheet with sawn edges for optimum welding, for example.

The right solution

Whether the product is a road tanker, dry-bulk tanker, an articulated tipping trailer, or a boat trailer, we offer the right solution for each and every application. Thanks to our experience, know-how and innovation in the aluminium field, the leading manufacturers of dry-bulk transporters and road tankers have found solutions with Hydro products and services.

The Hydrocoat

Possible coating most often used is high-gloss Hydrocoat 100 Polyester. The reverse side coating is normally a clear lacquer, which has been designed for use with the types of adhesive and foams. The coating may be used in the construction of insulated vehicle sides or where the aluminium is bonded, for example to plywood for trailer or container doors.
In these cases, however, care should be taken to ensure that the Hydrocoat lacquer is compatible with the specific foam or adhesive to be used in practice. Samples can normally be provided for these evaluations. The reverse coating also acts as a protector to the front coating, reducing the risk of pressure and metal marking, and as a lubricant in the forming process. Questions? Our experts will be glad to help define the optimum specification.


Updated: October 3, 2016