GATORFOAM® (Lightweight foam boards)

Both sides black or white lightweight foam boards with extreme stability and therefore ideal for laminating or mounting large format prints + photos.
High dimensional stability | Resistant | Low weight

Color
Black
White
Thickness
5.0 mm
Stock format
1220 x 2440 mm
1525 x 3050 mm
Quantity/unit
5 boards
8 boards
10 boards
15 boards
GATORFOAM® (Lightweight foam boards)
Extremely stable lightweight foam boards ideal for lamination!
Composition:

Sandwich panel with resin-impregnated top layers on both sides made of special cellulose laminate (white or black) and a colour-matched polysytrol foam core.

Applications:

Due to the hard and resistant tops, GATORFOAM® panels have excellent stability and are ideal as a carrier board for laminating large format prints + photos. They are also used for a variety of other advertising purposes such as signage (indoor), POS / POP displays, 3D applications (logos and fonts), shop design, ceiling hangers and life-size figures as well as by architects, shop fitters and trade fair constructors. Are you a photographer? In this case our one-sided black / overleaf bright white plates for V-Flats are the optimal accessories for your studio.

Further processing:

GATORFOAM® lightweight boards can be optimally processed: The unique bright white surface ensures excellent printing results and optimum image quality in digital printing (large format flatbed printers). The surfaces are also suitable for the use of ultra violet printing inks in screen printing. GATORFOAM® is also sprayable and brushable. The lightweight foam boards can be cut by simple mechanical processing with standard tools of wood and plastics processing: saws (band saw, pendulum jigsaw, circular saw), milling and water jet cutting. By using the right types of adhesive, printed papers and foils can be optimally laminated onto the panels.

Hot lamination:

  • Max. temperature must not exceed 90 °C
  • Max. pressure on the GATORFROAM plate: 1bar
  • Max. time of 3 min. should not be exceeded
  • Boards thicker than 10 mm should be heated before lamination

Cold lamination pressure sensitive adhesive:

  • Commercially available SK-foils can be used for cold lamination
  • Before laminating, the board should have adjusted to room temperature for best results
  • If machine lamination is used, care must be taken to use the appropriate materials
  • GATORFOAM white should be roughened before lamination

(Special) sizes & freeforms:

As a leading 3A distributor we offer GATORFOAM® in various sizes.
Special sizes and other thicknesses are available on request.
We are happy to cut individual blanks or free-forms according to your specifications: cutting service.

Further features:

  • Cover layers are resistant to commercially available water-based and UV-curing inks; not suitable for solvent-based adhesives and inks.
  • The foam core is not resistant to solvents, solvent-based adhesives and hot-melt adhesives.
  • Meets the following standards: DIN ISO 9001:2008, DIN ISO 14001:2004 & BS OHSAS 18001:2007
All information is based on the current technical knowledge and experience of the manufacturer. It is to be regarded as advisory and therefore not legally binding.

Downloads:

GATORFOAM® product information (PDF file)

GATORFOAM® (Lightweight foam boards)

Thickness:

5.0 mm

Grammage:

1120 g/m²

Stock format:

1220 x 2440 mm, 1525 x 3050 mm

Material type:

Lightweight foam board, Sandwich board

Surface/Layers:

Polystyrene (PS)

Color:

Black, White

Inlay/core:

Polystyrene (PS), Black, White

Printing process:

Digital printing, Screen printing

Further processing:

Laminating, Milling, Saw

Application/range of use:

Ceiling danglers, Decorations, Displays POS/POP, Exhibition stand construction/shopfitting, Figures, Furniture construction, Interior design, Lamination substrate for prints & photos, Posters, Shop window design, Signs, Stands

Special features:

Low weight

Manufacturer:

3A Composites

Origin:

USA

Here is an overview of the grammages, thicknesses and formats we have in stock.
Special formats and / or special thicknesses are possible on request.

Surfaces white, core white

Grammage (g/m²)  Thickness (mm) Available format (mm)
1120 5 1525 x 3050

Surfaces black, core black

Grammage (g/m²)  Thickness (mm) Available format (mm)
1120 5 1220 x 2440