High Temperature Tooling Board Upgraded for Aerospace Models


General Plastics to Feature High-Temperature Tooling Board at SAMPE TACOMA, Wash., October 17, 2013 – General Plastics Manufacturing Company will participate in the 2013 SAMPE conference October 22-23 in Wichita, Kansas – the premier event for the advanced materials and processes industry.

The company will highlight its aerospace-specific products at booth #B25. General Plastics will spotlight their LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4700 High-temperature Tooling Board Series and its aerospace-grade foam boards. “This show is a great opportunity to promote our enhanced LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4700 HT Tooling Board Series, which supports high-temperature curing prepregs used in composite tooling,” said General Plastics President Bruce Lind. “This tooling board is ideal for models, master plugs and molds, as well as for limited tooling runs where metal dies are cost-prohibitive.”

Beyond making molds for short-run composite tools highly affordable, the FR-4700 Series products offer superb stability and versatility. Their higher glass transition temperature and low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) make them suitable for use in vacuum-forming applications where other urethane products may soften or deform.

General Plastics’ LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3700 and FR-6700 Aerospace-Grade Board Series will be featured at SAMPE as well. Both of these CFC-free, flame-retardant product lines are ideal for models and design prototypes; composite core; vacuum-form dies and mold patterns; and honeycomb edge closeout for aircraft interior sandwich panels (overhead stow bins, passenger cabin class dividers, galleys and lavatories).

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 energy 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 www.generalplastics.com.