General Plastics to Highlight Composite Applications of Flagship Product, LAST-A-FOAM® at JEC World 2020 in Paris, France

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Rigid and flexible polyurethane foam innovator will also showcase its custom molded parts and high temperature, low CTE tooling board

Composite Core Parts

“For over 75 years, General Plastics has stayed committed to providing high-performing, valuable and cost effective composite solutions to its customers,” said Dr. Mitchell Johnson, President/CEO of General Plastics. “We look forward to participating in industry conversations at JEC World 2020.”

General Plastics Manufacturing Company, leading provider and manufacturer of rigid and flexible polyurethane foam sheet stock, built-to-print composite assemblies and finished custom parts, will be at the JEC World 2020 Composites Show in Paris, France on March 3 – 5, 2020. The company will showcase how its LAST-A-FOAM® products are used in aerospace, automotive and other composite core applications as well as its custom molding capabilities and its high temperature, low CTE tooling board. Various samples and other materials will be available at booth R37c in Hall 6, at the Washington State Pavilion.

“For over 75 years, General Plastics has stayed committed to providing high-performing, valuable and cost effective composite solutions to its customers,” said Dr. Mitchell Johnson, President/CEO of General Plastics. “JEC World 2020 gives us another opportunity to have meaningful conversations with engineers, designers and professionals, glean a better understanding of industry challenges and provide solutions to help address those challenges.”

Performance Starts at the Core
LAST-A-FOAM® core materials are renowned for its high-strength, low-weight and consistent properties. Its unique formulations offer a compelling alternative to traditional core materials, such as thermoplastic foam, honeycomb, wood and metal. General Plastics’ closed-cell, water resistant core materials meet the requirements of numerous industries and complex applications such as FST/OSU-compliant foam core in aircraft interior sandwich panels, high strength-to-weight ratio core material for automotive load floors, dielectric material for radomes, buoyancy foam in subsea applications and even impact resistant core in hockey sticks. General Plastics just released a new composite core technical paper, which examines the factors to consider when choosing a core material for an application.

Custom Molded Parts
General Plastics fabricates molded parts to customers’ specifications with flame-retardant, durable and self-skinning flexible and semi-flexible polyurethane foam. Attendees will be able to examine samples and explore General Plastics’ mold-making capabilities. Examples of typical molded parts include various flight deck components, bin-to-bin closeout seals, header seals, and armrest pads. Services offered include part and tool design, mold tooling manufacture, and production of parts through all phases to completion. General Plastics’ 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 and Tier 1 and Tier 2 parts programs.

Thermally and Dimensionally Stable, Low CTE Tooling Board
General Plastics’ LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4800 tooling board provides aerospace, automotive and other composites-manufacturing companies a thermally-stable material for high-tolerance parts. It withstands high processing temperatures enabling engineers and designers to manufacture tools and parts for prototypes, concept proofs, short-run production parts and other applications with challenging performance requirements. FR-4800 offers a predictable and repeatable CTE making it easy to calculate a tooling correction factor and it provides an alternative tooling system that is cost-effective, dimensionally predictable and stable.

About General Plastics Manufacturing Company    
Tacoma, Washington-based General Plastics Manufacturing Company has been a leading innovator in the plastics industry for over 75 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 serves the aerospace and defense, nuclear transportation packaging, composite core, prototype and modeling, construction, dimensional signage, telecommunications, marine and subsea industries. General Plastics is certified to ISO 9001:2015/AS9100D and meets the rigorous demands of numerous leading quality systems, which include NQA-1, Mil-I-45208A and Boeing Company D6-82479. Please visit:

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