LAST-A-FOAM® Tooling Board Series for Mold Manufacturing

TACOMA, Wash., June 03, 2013 – General Plastics Manufacturing Company will be participating in the Amerimold Expo 2013 in Rosemont, Illinois, and exhibiting June 12-13 at booth 313 with distribution partner Blackhawk Sales Co. The two companies will spotlight General Plastics’ LAST-A-FOAM® FR-7100 Core and Modeling Board, LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4500 Tooling Board, and LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4700 High-temperature (400 ºF) Tooling Board Series. 

“This is a great opportunity to introduce our LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4700 HT Tooling Board Series to the Amerimold mold manufacturing market,” explained General Plastics President Bruce Lind. 

LAST-A-FOAM® FR-7100 Core and Modeling board is a uniform foam that is easily finished or painted for low-cost core applications, hand-carved models, prototypes, CNC-machined topographical maps, composite layup tools <200 ºF and industrial patterns. 

LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4500 Tooling Board is a family of tough, high-density polyurethane substrates useful in making master models, rapid prototypes, mold and foundry patterns, and composite tooling – applications in which a uniform, grain-free, dimensionally stable and highly machinable material is desired. 

LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4700 High-temperature Tooling Board Series supports prepreg composite layup tooling for high-temperature applications up to 400 ºF. Ideal for prototype machining, vacuum forming, pattern making and limited tooling runs. “We anticipate strong interest in our FR-4700 products because its higher heat-deflection temperature rating makes it suitable for use in vacuum-forming applications where other urethane products may soften or deform,” Lind noted. “Our distributor partner is extremely knowledgeable on the high-density, heat-deflection properties and can assist in the proper cost-effective solution.” 

About General Plastics Manufacturing Company Tacoma, Washington-based General Plastics has been a leading innovator in the plastics industry for more than 70 years. The company develops and manufactures rigid and flexible polyurethane foam products, which include its signature LAST-A-FOAM® brand series and build-to-print composite parts. Through its network of distributors, General Plastics exports products to 25-plus countries for the aerospace and defense, nuclear containment, composite core, prototype and modeling, construction, dimensional signage, testing, marine, and renewable energies industries. General Plastics is certified to ISO 9001:2008/AS9100C and meets such demanding quality systems as NQA-1, Mil-I-45208A and Boeing Company D6-82479. Visit

About Blackhawk Sales Co. Rock Island, Illinois-based Blackhawk Sales Co. has more than 40 years’ experience in the foundry and pattern shop industries. It offers a "super center" where customers can order all of their tooling supplies from one vendor. Blackhawk is a distributor for many unique manufacturers and offers a wide variety of products. For more information, please visit