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FOAM PRODUCTS for AEROSPACE AND MILITARY DEFENSE

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FROM AIR FORCE ONE TO MISSILE SYSTEMS, WE SHAPE IDEAS INTO FLYAWAY AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE SOLUTIONS
General Plastics supplies aerospace and defense manufacturers with built-to-print flexible polyurethane products and aerospace-grade rigid foam core materials for aircraft flight decks and interior cabins. These customized, flame-retardant polyurethane products include our integral-skin foams (or “self-skinning” foams). Our materials are used in flight deck pads, passenger cabin walls and ceilings, overhead stow bins, service-class dividers, galleys and lavatories, and as edge closeout. Our customers also tap our extensive experience with polycarbonate and acrylic sheets for aircraft passenger windowpanes and wingtip-lens transparencies.

We cost-efficiently machine and fabricate rigid foam board and flexible foam materials to demanding aerospace and military defense specifications.

General Plastics offers extensive, scalable CNC-machining capabilities, and accepts customer-supplied CAD data. We have the skills, capacity and facilities to precisely manufacture build-to-print parts that satisfy the most complex requirements. All of our products are manufactured in the United States of VOC- and CFC-free foams. Our company is ITAR-compliant.

Read this case application to learn how our high-temperature Tooling Boards are helping create new products to the helicopter market.

A STELLAR TRACK RECORD FROM UNDERGROUND SILOS TO OUTER SPACE
Superior-quality General Plastics materials have been proven in military and missile defense applications for more than 50 years. Our flexible, polyurethane open-cell foams are formulated to absorb large amounts of impact energy at controlled rates while cushioning payloads from high G-stress levels. They have been used extensively as “spring-damper” shock isolation systems, protecting missiles in underground silos and submarine launch tubes. The Minuteman, Peacekeeper and Trident programs have all relied on LAST-A-FOAM® products.

We have proudly supported NASA’s extraterrestrial missions since the dawn of the space age. Today, we are actively collaborating with commercial space companies as they extend the frontiers of space travel and exploration. Working with our longtime aerospace and defense partners, and with others blazing new trails, General Plastics is making great ideas the shape of things to come.

CAPABILITIES

  • Fabrication
  • Pattern making
  • Tooling
  • CNC machining
  • Assembly
  • Painting
  • Adhesive bonding
  • Pre-preg and potting processes
  • Resin-infusion processes

 

APPLICATIONS

  • Flight Deck Pads
  • Cabin Walls and Ceilings
  • Service-Class Dividers
  • Overhead Stow Bins
  • Galleys and Lavatories
  • Aircraft Radome
  • Composite Cores
  • Tooling Board
  • Aircraft Prototypes
  • Wingtip-Lens Transparencies
  • Honeycomb Edge Closeout
  • Vacuum-Form Dies/Mold Patterns

CERTIFICATIONS

  • NQA-1, MIL-I-45208A
  • Boeing Company D6-82479
  • BMS 8-133 Core Materials
  • BMS 8-350
  • BMS 8-39
  • ISO 9001:2015/AS9100D
  • ITAR compliant

 

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General Plastics Manufacturing Company 
General Plastics Manufacturing Company - Where Great Ideas Take Shape - has been a leading innovator in the plastics industry for over 80 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. Through its network of distributors, General Plastics exports products to 25-plus countries for the aerospace and defense, nuclear containment, composite core, prototype and modeling, construction, dimensional signage, testing, marine, solar and wind energy industries. Certified ISO 9001:2015/AS9100D and meet such demanding quality systems as NQA-1, Mil-I-45208A and Boeing Company D6-82479.