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General Plastics’ Polyurethane Foam Fills Key Role in Ground Test of World’s Largest Solid Rocket Motor

Jan. 31, 2017

Manufacturer of Rocket Boosters for NASA’s Space Launce System Proves Protective Qualities of GP Foam in Nozzle Closures Download the …

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No Bones About It: Polyurethane Foam is a Better Medium for Orthopedic Models

Jan. 30, 2017

Download the PDF. Traditional Media and Their Drawbacks Common materials for orthopedic testing and education – most often, cadaver specimens, …

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General Plastics’ Tooling Boards and Machining Services Help Pool Feature Manufacturer Make a Big Splash

Nov. 18, 2016

VERSATILITY, DURABILITY AND MACHINABILITY OF FR-4515 TOOLING BOARDS LEADS TO LIGHTER, STRONGER, BETTER BOWLS AT LOWER COST Download the PDF. …

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Tooling Foam Empowered Creation & Test of Prototype Missile Aeroshell Cover at Mach 4+ Speed

Nov. 8, 2016

DEFENSE SUBCONTRACTOR SLASHES THREE-FOURTHS OF ITS PROTOTYPING COSTS & TIME USING GP’s MULTI-USE CORE FOAM Download the PDF The Application: …

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Tooling Foam & Machining Services Help Compress R&D Cycle

FASTER TRUE-TO-LIFE PROTOTYPING SPEEDS NEW PRODUCTS TO MARKET THANKS TO EXPERTLY MACHINED HIGH-TEMP TOOLING BOARDS Download the PDF. The Application: …

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Polyurethane Foam Outlasts Biological Material for Use in Orthopedic and Medical Models

Download the PDF. The Application: For over 30 years, Pacific Research Laboratories, Inc., also known as Sawbones, has been changing …

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Built to Last: 15 Years of Proven Success with Radioactive Materials Packaging with Columbiana Hi Tech

Download the PDF. The Application: For the past three decades, Columbiana Hi Tech (CHT) has supported the full Nuclear Fuel …

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Dielectric Materials for Use in Radomes and other Applications

G. Joel Meyer, Ph.D. – Senior R&D Chemist Download the PDF here. Many polyurethane foams offer a wide variety of …

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How Effective Material Selection Helped Shape the business of Solid Terrain Modeling

Download the PDF. THE APPLICATION: For the last 15 years, Solid Terrain Modeling (STM) has been producing three-dimensional physical models …

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Subsea Foam Equipped ROVs to Dive Deeper

How General Plastics’ Subsea Polyurethane Foam Equipped Remotely Operated Vehicles to Dive Deeper Download the PDF. The Application: Outland Technology …

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High-Temperature Tooling Board for Advanced Composites

Download the PDF. Background High-density polyurethane foam tooling boards have proven their value in constructing molds or shapes for making …

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LAST-A-FOAM® R-9300 Continuous Insulation Block Series

Download the PDF. Background In cold-storage and industrial facilities, LAST-A-FOAM® R-9300 Structural Continuous Insulation construction blocks create an insulation envelope …

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Blast Tamer

Download the PDF. Download the paper. Background: Since their introduction in 1957, rigid polyurethane foams (RPFs) have undergone numerous formulation …

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Foam Sculptures

Foam Sculptures The complex polyurethane foam sculpture depicted above was crafted from our LAST-A-FOAM® FR-6712 Aerospace-Grade material by sculptor Joy …

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Student Design Competitions

Our General Plastics Foam Donation Program partners with universities to provide tooling and modeling foam to undergraduate student teams. Future engineers …

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Burn Therapy Masks

General Plastics plays a pivotal role in allowing individuals whose faces are severely burned to live a more normal life. …

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Scaled Models

Model makers have constructed full-scale models of a wide range of aircraft partially or completely out of LAST-A-FOAM® FR-7100 and …

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Topographical Models and Maps

Nov. 7, 2016

Solid Terrain Models (STM) of Fillmore, California has created highly accurate topographical models and maps using our LAST-A-FOAM® FR-7100 Multi-use …

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NASA Space Shuttle RSRM

General Plastics’ materials were put to the test in NASA’s Space Shuttle program as key components for the Reusable Solid …

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