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General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - FST/OSU Compliant Core for Aircraft Interiors

LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3800 FST is the first halogen-free polyurethane foam that complies with FST/OSU standards. Ideal for aerospace interior applications, this material is an excellent core material alternative to thermoplastic foam and honeycomb. FR-3800 FST is available in densities ranging from 3-40 pcf. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Tooling Boards for Aerospace Industry

High-Temperature, High-Density Epoxy-Urethane Foam: an Economical Alternative for Soft Tool and Molds. LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4700 HT foam is ideal for soft small, monolithic or large-mass tools, as well as low-rate or rapid prototyping. It can be more rapidly machined, it is easily bonded, and it is more economical than wood, alloy or epoxy-based alternatives. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Cost-Savings Rigid Molded Parts

General Plastics’ cost-effective rigid molded parts are can be used in a variety of application, including those in the aerospace, marine, sports & recreation, and models and prototype industries. Size, shape, texture and colors are based on customer specification. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - No Bones About It

Polyurethane foam is a better medium for othopedic model than cadaber specimens, animal bones and wood. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - High Performance Insulation Block

LAST-A-FOAM® R-9300 Thermal Column-Bearing Blocks are designed to support heavy structural loads up to 2,100 psi while maintaining thermal control within building interiors. Made of proven, high-density rigid cellular polyurethane material, these blocks are ideal for cold storage facilities. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Flame-Retardant PU Foam Core

LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3700 is CFC-free, rigid, and flame-retardant. It is also non-abrasive and can be machined with standard cutting tools. This series supports the aerospace, nuclear, and medical industries. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Lightweight honeycomb-urethane gap filler

General Plastics’ Foam-Comb is a lightweight honeycomb-urethane gap filler used in aerospace and aviation interior fabrications. This open-cell polyurethane product couples our flexible foam with Nomex® honeycomb material, where the resulting material – the Foam-Comb – is stronger than the honeycomb, but adds little weight. It also provides a flexi... (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Rigid Molded Parts for Aerospace Applications

General Plastics’ cost-effective rigid molded parts are can be used in a variety of aerospace, defense and military applications that span from dunnage packaging to underwater military robotics. Size, shape, texture and colors are based on customer specification. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - New Polyurethane Foam for Dielectric Applications

This foam series has high thermal processing properties and is a lightweight material that provides an RF-transparent protective layer for radome and antenna applications. The dielectric performance of the RF-2200 remains undiminished when exposed to rain, snow, sea spray or other moisture. Also used in applications where low dielectric constant and low heat loss are necessary, this foam... (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Nuclear Material Transportation Containers

LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3700 series outperforms wood and other polymeric materials in nuclear material applications and transporting extremely hazardous waste. The closed-cell FR-3700 is stable, CFC-free and the preferred foam for Type A and B nuclear waste transportation containers. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Performance Core Used in Medical Testing

LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3700 polyurethane foam series is regularly used in orthopedics as artificial media for bone testing. It comes in a range of densities from 3-40 pounds per cubic foot, and thus can be made to mimic human bone across a range of conditions and testing needs. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - General Plastics helps Orbital ATK with rocket booster

General Plastics’ LAST-A-FOAM® meets aerospace and defense requirements for polyurethane foam and design solutions. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Aerospace and defense built-to-print foam parts

From deep sea to outer space, General Plastics’ signature LAST-A-FOAM® polyurethane foams are used in a wide variety of applications that include military and defense, missiles, rocket boosters, and more. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - The economical, easy-shaping multitasker

LAST-A-FOAM® FR-7100 Multi-Use Foam Series: The economical, easy-shaping multitasker (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Well-Designed for Models and Prototypes

This uniform polyurethane foam board is easily finished or painted for low-cost core applications, hand-carved models, prototypes, CNC-machined topographical maps, industrial patterns, and composite layup tools below 200°F. It is non-abrasive and can be machined with standard high-speed steel (HSS) cutting tools. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Case application on effective modeling PU foam

How Effective Material Selection Helped Shape the business of Solid Terrain Modeling (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Polyurethane CNC Machining Services

From one-off tools and parts to large-scale projects, our CNC machines are equipped to handle it all. We can supply the foam and machine it all in-house. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - FST/OSU Passing PU Foam for Aerospace Applications

The cost-effective LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3800 FST is a halogen-free PU-based foam core that complies with FST requirements, and OSU 65/65 heat release standards. FR-3800 FST is thermoformable and can withstand process temperatures up to 310°F. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Ready-to-use High-Temperature Tooling Boards

Our LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4700 High-Temperature Tooling Boards are fully cured with no outgassing and are ready to use upon delivery. These boards can withstand peak temperatures up to 400°F, are highly machinable, and dimensionally stable. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Tooling Board Used as Wood Alternative

General Plastics’ LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4500 high-density tooling boards serve as an excellent wood alternative in outdoor signage and offers smooth surface finishes. When machined, the anti-static foam board breaks into shavings, creating less dust. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - PU Foam Built for Aerospace and Military Specs

General Plastics’ LAST-A-FOAM® FR-6700 Aerospace Grade series is flame-retardant, closed-cell, and exhibits high strength-to-weight ratio due to its cellular structure and cross-linked resin. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Flame-Retardant Polyurethane Foam Core

The LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3700 is CFC-free, rigid, and flame-retardant. It is also non-abrasive and can be machined with standard cutting tools. This series supports the aerospace, nuclear, and medical industries. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Fire-Retardant, High-Density Foam

General Plastics' LAST-A-FOAM® TF-5070 series are flame-retardant, durable, and long-lasting foams formulated to absorb significant energy while protecting payloads. Applications for this material include underground missile silos, nuclear submarine launch tubes, and shock-isolation systems for earthquake-prone buildings. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Machinable and High-Density Marine-grade Foam

General Plastics' TR-Marine foams are specially formulated to meet the physical property demands of FRP-composite boat builders. This series provide structural strength with moisture resistance, is non-decaying and an excellent alternative to wood components. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Composite Materials for the Aerospace Industry

LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3700 is a CFC-free, rigid, closed-cell, and flame-retardant polyurethane foam that exhibits a high-strength-to-weight ratio due to its cellular structure and cross-linked resin. This material has high-resistance to water absorption, is stable and inert. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - High-Density Tooling Foam for Outdoor Applications

Expect consistency with our FR-4500 high-density tooling board for your outdoor project. Our product is non-abrasive, has long-term durability, great for master modeling, composite tooling, outdoor sign board and displays. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Custom Fabrication for Molded & Padded Parts

General Plastics' CNC capabilities offer cost-effective machining services to fit your aircraft interior applications with end-to-end project solutions. We can supply the foam and manufacture build-to-print parts to meet your specifications. Our knowledgeable customer service and CNC teams are committed to ensuring on-time delivery and superior quality. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Rigid foam for models and prototyping applications

General Plastics' LAST-A-FOAM® FR-7100 multi-use foam series is uniform and is easily finished and painted. This material is non-abrasive and can be machined with standard high-speed (HSS) cutting tools. Applications include CNC, prototypes models, composite core, drape-forming tools, and vacuum-forming tools, and interior applications for marine, layup tools. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Rigid high-temperature tooling boards

From low-temperature layup to high-temperature autoclave (400°F), General Plastics' tooling board materials are uniform, grain-free and highly machinable. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Foam Board for Prototypes and Models

General Plastics' LAST-A-FOAM FR-4600 microcellular foam series boasts of an ultra smooth finish that is perfect for prototype and modeling foam applications. It can be easily shaped to create product prototypes, topographical maps, design models, or formed into custom-bonded blocks. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Modeling and Prototype Foam Board

Top design teams use General Plastics LAST-A-FOAM® products when they need extremely stable and precise material for prototypes and design models. Suitable for hand-carved models, CNC-machined topographical maps, prototypes and industrial pattern, find out for yourself why our foam is perfect for your project. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Marine Foam for the Boating Industry

General Plastics' LAST-A-FOAM® TR Marine foam satisfies recreational watercraft and yacht builders' requirements for top-quality, non-decaying marine polyurethane products. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Standard and Custom Tooling Boards

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. produces standard and custom tooling boards. These are available in various sizes, thickness and densities. Boards in peak temperatures up to 400 degrees Farenheit can be fabricated. Molding, fabricating, CNC machining and bonding assembly services are available. Capabilities include painting, adhesive-bonding and potting. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Foam-Comb Gap Seals Ideal for Aircraft Interiors

Primarily used in the aerospace industry, General Plastics' Foam-Comb is a lightweight urethane seal and gap filler which serves as a flexible cushion between panels that expand and contract repeatedly. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Heat-formed Polyurethane Core

General Plastics' LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4300 Thermoformable Board Series is a unique flame-retardant structural polyurethane foam. It is ideal for composite panel cores and other structures where compound-curved surfaces or other details can be made with low-cost heat-forming methods. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Soft Tools vs. Metallic Tools? An Alternative

Our advanced LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4700 high-temperature polyurethane foam tooling boards can withstand peak temperatures up to 400° F (200°C) and continuous-use temperatures up to 350° F (177°C) - significantly more than other products on the market. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Thermal weight -bearing blocks for construction

Cold Storage Construction Column Bearing Blocks-Products R-9300

General Plastics R-9300 Thermal Isolation Blocks series are a high-density cellular polyurethane material. They are designed to support heavy structural loads while insulating a building interior from the external elements. They are commonly used as column bearing blocks for cold storage fac... (read more)

News articles and press releases for General Plastics Manufacturing Co.:

06/19/2017

High-performance rigid and flexible polyurethane foam manufacturer, General Plastics Manufacturing Company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Watt as Business Development and Sales Manager.

05/22/2017

General Plastics Manufacturing Company is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeff Brown to Vice President of Operations and Engineering.

05/15/2017

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. will exhibit at SAMPE Seattle 2017 in Booth F33. General Plastics will spotlight its composite core products, including its acclaimed fire-, smoke- and toxicity-compliant LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3800 FST.

03/30/2017

General Plastics Mfg Co. will be at AIX 2017 in Hamburg, Germany, April 4-6 booth 6A70/F. The company will showcase its lightweight, flame-retardant LAST-A-FOAM® rigid foam, its rigid and flexible foam molded parts and its flammability testing services.

02/24/2017

General Plastics Manufacturing Company, leading provider of high performance rigid and flexible polyurethane foam and build-to-print parts, will participate in this year’s JEC World in Paris, France on March 14 – 16, booth R39a in Hall 6.

11/28/2016

General Plastics Manufacturing Company, a leading global supplier of rigid and flexible polyurethane foam materials, marks its 75th anniversary on December 1, 2016 with the announcement of the promotion of Mitchell Johnson, Ph.D. to company president.

10/24/2016

General Plastics Mfg. Co., supplier of aerospace-grade rigid foam core materials and build-to-print flexible polyurethane foam products, is exhibiting at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition Nov. 1-3, 2016 in Orlando, FL, Booth #3712.

09/19/2016

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.

09/12/2016

Nuclear Packaging Manager Rick J. Brown, Ph.D., will present the results of dynamic and static strength tests conducted on General Plastics’ LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3700 foam series at PATRAM 2016.

07/20/2016

General Plastics customer Orbital ATK, in partnership with NASA, successfully completed the second of two booster qualification motor tests (QM-2) for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS).

05/11/2016

Dr. Hester A. Clever will present a technical paper on development of polyurethane-based foam that satisfies stringent fire, smoke, toxicity and heat-release requirements at the upcoming SAMPE 2016 show in Long Beach, CA on May 26, at 10:00 am.

03/30/2016

General Plastics will be at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany on April 5-7, Booth 6C130. We will feature the FR-3800 FST composite core that passes FST/ OSU requirements, build-to-print gap management and custom parts program.

03/21/2016

General Plastics Mfg Co. is pleased to announce the renewal of its AS9100 Rev C certification. This renewal demonstrates GP's continued commitment to achieve the stringent quality standards required by its aerospace customers.

03/21/2016

General Plastics Mfg Co. is pleased to announce the renewal of its AS9100 Rev C certification. This renewal demonstrates GP's continued commitment to achieve the stringent quality standards required by its aerospace customers.

03/01/2016

General Plastics Mfg. Co. will participate in the JEC World Composites Show and Conferences March 8-10 in Paris, France. General Plastics will feature its LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3800 FST Performance Core Series, molded parts program and testing services.

02/26/2016

Industry-leading manufacturer of energy-absorbing fire-insulation liners will demonstrate protective properties of LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3700 Performance Core Series in Phoenix, Arizona, March 6-10, 2016

12/07/2015

Sawbones uses General Plastics' LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3700 Performance Core series in their dual density, bi cortical, and CNC machined foam block models.

12/07/2015

The FR-3700 is a rigid, closed-cell polyurethane foam that exhibits a high strength-to-weight ratio and boasts of a fire-retardant mechanism that produces an intumescent char when thermally attacked.

11/11/2015

General Plastics' LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3800 FST/OSU compliant polyurethane foam core and our build-to-print capabilities for aerospace applications will take center stage at the National Business Aviation Association’s biggest event of the year.

11/05/2015

Leading high-density polyurethane foam supplier invests in new equipment, augments testing capabilities to better serve Aerospace Industry

10/26/2015

The supplier to aerospace OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 companies will feature the LAST-A-FOAM FR-3800 FST foam at the Aircraft Interiors Expo, Booth 418. This halogen-free polyurethane foam complies with fire, smoke, toxicity and heat release standards.

09/09/2015

Leader in polyurethane foam manufacturing to showcase TR-Marine and other composite core foams at IBEX on September 15-17, 2015

05/18/2015

Polyurethane supplier to EOMs will exhibit products from LAST-A-FOAM series

05/18/2015

Polyurethane supplier to EOMs will exhibit products from LAST-A-FOAM series

10/18/2014

General Plastics (GP) will introduce its FR-4600 Microcell Series in booth 731 at Aircraft Interiors Expo: Americas (AIE). This event takes place Oct. 14-16 at the WA State Convention Center in Seattle.

10/07/2014

General Plastics Mfg. Co. will present its new FR-4600 Microcell prototype and modeling foam boards at the Composite Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) in booth 2075. CAMX takes place on Oct. 14-16 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

09/29/2014

General Plastics will feature its water-resistant, specialty marine and submersible foam products at the 2014 International Boatbuilders Exhibition & Conference, in booth 840, on Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, FL.

09/23/2014

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. (GP) and distributor, CSI of Virginia, Inc. will feature GP's HD foam precast/tiltup concrete wall panel block in booth 24 at the 2014 Tilt-Up Concrete Assoc. (TCA) Convention on 09/29-10/01 in San Jose, CA.

05/23/2014

SignArts Products Corp. will highlight next-gen SignFoam4® at the 2014 NSSA New England Sign Expo in Lincoln, Rhode Island. It will spotlight this timesaving medium for 3D signs, dimensional graphics and displays at the SignFoam booth, #505.

04/23/2014

Sign•Arts Products Corp. will introduce next-generation Sign•Foam4® at the 2014 International Sign Expo, April 24-26 in Orlando, Florida, booth #906, in the Orange County Convention Center.

04/04/2014

General Plastics will debut its new fire/smoke/toxicity (FST)-compliant polyurethane foam cores at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2014 in Hamburg, Germany, stand 1D46.

02/06/2014

General Plastics (GP) has received a 2013 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company presents the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance.

01/21/2014

General Plastics has added new products to its LAST-A-FOAM® R-9300 Continuous Insulation Block Series. The company’s expanded thermal block offerings extend a building insulation envelope from the roof to the foundation.

10/18/2013

General Plastics Manufacturing Company will exhibit at SAMPE Tech October 22-23, 2013 in Wichita, Kansas. The company will highlight its aerospace-specific products at Booth #B25 in the Century II Convention Center.

08/15/2013

Research and development chemist, Alan Pagni, will present research to the 2013 International Symposium on Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Materials on Aug. 18-23 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square in San Francisco, Calif., USA.

06/07/2013

General Plastics Manufacturing Company will be participating in the Amerimold Expo 2013 in Rosemont, Illinois, and exhibiting June 12-13 at booth 313 with distribution partner Blackhawk Sales Co.

03/07/2013

General Plastics Mfg. Co. will participate in JEC Europe March 11-13 in Paris. General Plastics will spotlight its rigid, high-density polyurethane foams within the Washington State Department of Commerce booth, M63c in the US Pavilion.

03/07/2013

General Plastics will participate in the 2013 AeroDef Manufacturing conference and exposition March 19-21 in Long Beach, CA. GP will feature its LAST-A-FOAM® high-temperature tooling boards and flame-retardant aerospace-grade foam boards at booth 142.

02/22/2013

Governor Inslee visited General Plastics Manufacturing Company in Tacoma, Washington on February 14. Inslee toured the facility and held a roundtable with employees to discuss ideas for encouraging businesses to hire veterans.

02/21/2013

General Plastics Manufacturing Company, which has protected nuclear transportation packages from fire and collision for four decades, will be exhibiting at the 2013 Waste Management Conference February 24-28 in Phoenix, Arizona.

11/01/2012

Polyurethane foam innovator to showcase newly expanded line of LAST-A-FOAM® Thermal Column-Bearing Blocks at 2012 IACSC Conference and Expo in Orlando

10/30/2012

Polyurethane foam innovator to showcase core tooling board and signage board in conjunction with Aero Composites Solutions

06/06/2012

Well-connected agent to import and represent in-demand aerospace manufacturing materials

04/23/2012

General Plastics Manufacturing Company will be participating in the 2012 IARW-WSLO Convention & Expo for refrigerated warehousing and logistics in Tucson, Arizona. It will be exhibiting jointly April 23-26 distribution partner CSI.

04/03/2012

Manufacturing Innovator of the Year CimMed, Inc. spotlights its state-of-the-art burn masks using LAST-A-FOAM® tooling board at 2012 ABA annual meeting