General Plastics to Exhibit at the International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference (IBEX)
Leader in polyurethane foam manufacturing to showcase TR-Marine and other composite core foams
TACOMA, Wash., September 8, 2015 – General Plastics Manufacturing Company will participate in the 2015 International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) taking place September 15-17 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The company will showcase the TR-Marine series, composite core products for marine applications, and the R-3300 submersible series.
As the world’s leading technical boat-building showcase, this event focuses on innovative products and processes, education, and accelerating new product development. General Plastics will feature its water-resistant, easily-bonded specialty marine and composite core foam products at booth 1532.
“General Plastics has fostered longtime relationships and built a record of success providing high-quality, cost-effective solutions to our marine industry partners,” said President Bruce Lind. “We continue to address their needs with our TR-Marine foams, composite core material and submersible foam products. An added value to our customers is our ability to machine, fabricate, and construct foam parts and assemblies to exacting customer specifications.”
IBEX 2015 will host 550 exhibitors from 14 countries. General Plastics’ marine industry-focused products to be exhibited include:
LAST-A-FOAM® TR-Marine High Density Foam Core
The TR-Marine foam is moisture resistant and provides structural strength, enabling boat designers to replace wood components with a top-quality, non-decaying product. It is fully compatible with fiberglass-laminating production methods, and is specially formulated to meet the physical property demands of FRP-composite boat builders. A cost-effective choice for boat interiors, the HDU marine-grade foam serves as core material for building transoms, hulls and bulkheads.
LAST-A-FOAM® FR-7100 Multi-Use Core Series
The FR-7100 foam series is ideal for applications that call for an economical, closed-cell foam that does not absorb water or moisture and is dimensionally stable. Common marine applications include core material for fish box, seat mounting pads and marine fiberglass bait freezers and bait wells.
LAST-A-FOAM® R-3300 Submersible Foam
Now available in a new 12-pcf density tested to maximum depth of 600 ft. (coated) and a 25-pcf density tested to depths of 2,400 ft. (coated), these hydrostatic pressure-resistant foams provide buoyancy for underwater flotation applications. They offer outstanding resistance to penetration by water, making them ideal for permanent flotation in semi-deep submersible craft. Its fine cell structure makes for easy machining. These foams are also used in resin-transfer molding as a core material and in underwater pumps for offshore drilling rigs.