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Tooling Foam Boards and Composite Core Material to be Highlighted by General Plastics at CAMX

General Plastics will feature its high-temp tooling board and FST/OSU-compliant foam core material, both known for its versatility and stability, at the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo on September 26-29, 2016

TACOMA, Wash. – September 19, 2016 – General Plastics Manufacturing Co. will be an exhibitor at the upcoming Composites and Advanced Materials Expo on September 26-29 in Anaheim, California. This annual event is the largest gathering of product and solution providers in the composite industry, featuring over 550 exhibitors and more than 250 conference program sessions. Attendees can drop by Booth B7 where General Plastics will showcase samples of its LAST-A-FOAM® rigid foam products, namely the FR-4500 tooling board, FR-4700 high-temp tooling board and FST/OSU-compliant FR-3800 foam core. Information on CNC, fabrication and build-to-print capabilities will also be available.

Dimensionally-Stable and Ready-to-Use Tooling Boards

LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4500 and FR-4700 are dimensionally stable, non-abrasive and can be machined with standard high-speed steel cutting tools, making it ideal for prototype machining, high-temp curing prepregs and vacuum forming, among others. Unlike its competitors, the boards are delivered to the customer fully-cured and ready-to-use. The FR-4700 high-temperature tooling board withstands peak temperatures up to 400° Fahrenheit (204° Celsius) and continuous-use temperatures up to 350° Fahrenheit (177° Celsius).

Fire, Smoke, Toxicity and Heat-Release Compliant Foam Core

The LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3800 FST polyurethane foam core satisfies fire, smoke and toxicity (FST) requirements and Ohio State University (OSU) heat release standards. It withstands process temperatures up to 310° Fahrenheit (154° Celsius), which provides a larger processing window to manufacture composite parts. Due to its unique formulation, physical properties and fire safety properties are retained when used in various applications such as thermoforming, pour-in-place molded parts, panel making and machining, making it an excellent alternative to PVC foam and honeycomb. It is available in custom sizes and thickness, and in a wide range of densities, from 3 to 40 pounds per cubic foot.

CNC Capabilities and Molded Parts Program

General Plastics will also feature its CNC, molding and parts fabrication capabilities at CAMX. The company’s high-capacity production facilities enable it to scale production from small runs to specialty parts, to ongoing, high-volume parts programs. Parts are machined in our CNC center and fabricated to customer specifications.