General Plastics to Feature FST/OSU Compliant Core Material at CAMX, October 27-29, 2015, in Dallas, Texas

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High density polyurethane foam supplier also featuring other composite core products and production services



Our LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3800 FST represents the next generation of composite cores.

A longtime supplier to the global aerospace and defense industry, General Plastics Manufacturing Company will be highlighting its fire, smoke, and toxicity (FST) compliant polyurethane foam cores, the FR-3800 FST series, and their molded parts program at the Composite Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) in Dallas, Texas, Booth ZA77.

As the first halogen-free polyurethane foam that satisfies fire, smoke, toxicity (FST) requirements and Ohio State University (OSU) 55/55 standards, General Plastics’ LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3800 FST Performance Core Series is available in a full range of densities from 3 to 40 pounds per cubic foot. The product contains similar mechanical properties of the well-known FR-3700 & 6700 Aerospace-Grade Core Material Series, while meeting the FST and OSU requirements. It withstands process temperatures up to 310° Fahrenheit, providing a larger processing window to manufacture composite parts.

“We are always working to better our products,” says General Plastics President, Bruce Lind. “If you are in aircraft interiors, and you need the material to perform well in addition to satisfying all fire safety requirements, our LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3800 FST series does just that. It represents the next generation of composite cores.”

Attendees can also expect to see other General Plastics’ composite core products as well as a highlight of custom molded parts capabilities.

Available in bun and sheet stock, the LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3800 FST Performance Core series is ideal for commercial aircraft interiors. It satisfies fire, smoke and toxicity (FST) and Ohio State University (OSU) 55/55 heat release requirements for aerospace applications. An excellent core material alternative to PVC foam and honeycomb, the material is halogen-free and its cellular and crosslinked structure equates to a high strength-to-weight ratio. Used in conjunction with other materials, it helps improve aesthetics and reduces costs while meeting fire safety requirements.

Our flame-retardant, CFC-free, chemically-resistant polyurethane foam has traveled to space, provides artificial bone media for medical labs and protects the public from hazardous radioactive materials, all as a result of our innovative engineering, rigorous testing and world-class quality system. General Plastics’ LAST-A-Foam® can provide a high-strength, low-weight solution for your manufacturing process. Whether you need board stock or machined parts, we can meet your specifications. Our foam core material is consistently uniform in density, weight, thickness and cell structure. Products include: R-3300 Submersible Buoyancy Foam Series, FR-3700 Precision Core Series, FR-4300 Thermoformable Board Series, FR-4500 Tooling Board Series, FR-6700 Aerospace-Grade Series, and FR-7100 Multi-Use Core and Modeling Board Series.

General Plastics’ unique flexible and semi-rigid foam formulations, proven build-to-print capabilities and high-capacity production facilities enable it to scale production from small runs of specialty parts to ongoing, high-volume OEM parts programs. General Plastics fabricates and machines custom-molded parts to customer specifications from its flame-retardant, self-skinning flexible and semi-rigid polyurethane foam materials.

Tacoma, Washington-based General Plastics Manufacturing Company 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.

Directly or through its network of distributors, General Plastics supplies polyurethane foam to the aerospace and defense, nuclear containment, composite core, prototype and modeling, construction, dimensional signage, testing, marine and the renewable energies industries. General Plastics is certified to ISO 9001:2008/AS9100C and meets rigorous demands of a number of leading quality systems, including but not limited to NQA-1, Mil-I-45208A and Boeing Company D6-82479. Please visit

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