DuraPlate Composite Technology

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Engineered to Perform

A proven, Durable and long-lasting composite panel

In 1996, Wabash revolutionized semi-trailers by setting a new standard of performance in trailer sidewall technology. Our DuraPlate® Composite Technology continues to deliver on the promise of exceptional durability and damage-resist performance. Today, our original DuraPlate and next-generation DuraPlate Cell Core panels are used in dry freight trailers, truck bodies, portable storage containers other applications within a growing number of diverse industries.

DID YOU KNOW?   Wabash has diverted over 1 billion plastic bottles from landfills by using post-consumer resin in the manufacture of DuraPlate.

Designed for Demanding Applications

The unique formulation of DuraPlate delivers a high-performance and durable structural solution that outperforms other sandwich panel designs. Made in one of Wabash's ISO-9001 manufacturing facilities, DuraPlate is engineered with a high-density polyethylene core, thermally bonded between two high-strength steel skins.

The combination of consistent quality and the proven performance of DuraPlate add up to a long-lasting, durable composite panel solution for the most demanding applications.

Why Choose DuraPlate?

  • Engineered to provide extreme durability and damage resistance with minimal weight
  • 80,000 psi-yield galvanized steel skins protect against impact, abrasion, puncture and corrosion
  • Does not absorb moisture
  • Does not rip, tear or splinter like plywood or fiberglass-reinforced panels
  • No dimpling, pitting or wrinkling in extreme weather conditions
  • Contains 15-30% post-consumer resin (PCR) and is recyclable
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Thickness options to best suit your requirements
  • Custom specifications and/or colors available with minimum quantity requirements
  • Accessible to all major markets with on-time delivery
  • 1-year warranty

Industry Applications

  • Commercial Transportation
  • Building and Storage
  • Industrial/Commercial
  • Military


DuraPlate replacement panels are readily available. Contact the Wabash Parts Team at (888) 727-8702. 

DuraPlate Technology: Engineered to Perform 

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Find out how DuraPlate Composite Technology can improve your operational efficiency. 

Call (612) 468-1639 to discuss how you can leverage the benefits of DuraPlate in your application.


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Aftermarket: (888) 727-8702

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