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General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - TRANSFORMING POLYURETHANE FOAM

HOW IT’S MADE: TRANSFORMING POLYURETHANE FOAM INTO PRODUCTION TOOLING (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - High Performance Composite Core Materials

Are the polyurethane foams you’re considering reliably consistent from sheet to sheet, batch to batch, and within each block? Are they easily finished with nearly any resin, paint or coating system? Will they repel water? Bond securely? Prevent the release of toxic fumes or chemical compounds? (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - TURN POLYURETHANE MATERIALS INTO A FINAL PRODUCT

A ONE-STOP SHOP FOR TURNING POLYURETHANE MATERIALS INTO A FINAL PRODUCT (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - MARINE CLOSED CELL FOAM SHEETS

Replace wood components with top-quality, Non-decaying lightweight polyurethane foam. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR DOOR AND WINDOW MATERIALS

APPLICATIONS:

  • Window trims
  • Insulated garage doors
  • Insulated entry doors
  • Interior doors
  • Decorative feature for doors and windows
(read more)
General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - The benefits of LAST-A-FOAM® subsea buoyancy foam

R-3300 Benefits:

  • Four products for different density/depth performances
  • Provides buoyancy with depths to 1,200 feet, uncoated
  • Excellent compressive properties
  • Easy to machine, coat, and paint
  • Performs in freshwater or saltwater
  • Available in big blocks and other custom sizes
(read more)
General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Face Shields for COVID-19 Healthcare Workers

In this case application learn how General Plastics helped D2 Machining Solutions quickly manufacture a large amount of quality face shields for Memorial Healthcare Systems. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Composite Core Material in Sandwich Panels

Factors to Consider When Choosing Core Material for Your Application (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Machining vs Cast Molding

A misconception is that molding is more expensive than machining. After decades of working with clients on a wide variety of complex applications, we have recommended cast molding for our foams, especially for high volume runs. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Not all foams are created equal.

Learn more about our Flame-Retardant Last-A-Foam Polyurethane Foam Core.

For sandwich panel applications (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Aerospace Panel Core Configurations

LAST-A-FOAM® polyurethane foams offer the high strength-to-weight ratio needed for panel applications. It meets FST/OSU requirements for aerospace interiors and adheres well with PVC, PVF, fiberglass or wood veneers. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - AEROSPACE-GRADE CORE MATERIALS

General Plastics’ Aerospace-Grade Core Materials and Built-to-Print Polyurethane Parts For the Business Aviation Industry (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Dealing with Supply Chain Inefficiencies

Dealing with Supply Chain Inefficiencies for Composite and Polyurethane Materials (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - LAST-A-FOAM® For sandwich panel applications

When you buy composite core foam, it needs to perform as intended and provide the properties specified for your application – in production and over time. That requires a polyurethane foam that is always uniform in density, weight, thickness and cell structure. For absolute consistency and guaranteed performance, General Plastics LAST-A-FOAM® is unrivaled. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Case Application: Core Material for ACP Composites

“We’ve tried and tested every foam you can imagine, I’ve had foams catch on fire, some have even collapsed during processing,” said Justin Sparr, CEO of ACP Composites. “Other foams that could do the job, were over-priced or had too long of a lead. So, it would restrict us from carrying out our commitment to continuously meet our customers’ delivery an... (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - New Case App: General Plastics & ACP Composites

In the case application learn how General Plastics partnered with ACP Composites provide their customers with panels that didn't necessarily require the rigorous engineering and processing standards of aerospace, but still met the company's high-quality standards.

“We’ve tried and tested every foam you can imagine, I’ve had foams catch on fire, some have even col... (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - NEW WHITEPAPER: Composite Core Factors to Consider

In this whitepaper, General Plastics will cover the many factors one should consider when selecting the right composite core material. We’ll also specifically discuss application considerations, important processes and material compatibility elements. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Tooling Board Product Finder

Unsure which tooling board you need for your application? Our Product Finder tool will help you select the correct LAST-A-FOAM® tooling board for your needs.

Filter options by:

  • Market
  • Application
  • Compressive Strength
  • Max Use Temperature
  • Density
  • Shear Strength
  • Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE)
(read more)
General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Advanced Dielectric Foam Material

LAST-A-FOAM® RF-2200 is an advanced dielectric material for use in radomes, antennas and other radio frequency (RF) communication systems. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Machined vs Cast Molded Polyurethane

A misconception is that molding is more expensive than machining. After decades of working with clients on a wide variety of complex applications, we have recommended cast molding for our foams, especially for high volume runs. Our goal is to present more processing options for you to consider. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Develop More Accurate Tooling

Reduce Costs and Develop More Accurate Tooling with Polyurethane Foam (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - URETHANE SEAL AND GAP FILLER

Optimal for use as an aerospace and aviation interior material, particularly in passenger cabin applications and where noise reduction is beneficial. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - From Rocket Boosters to Flyaway Aircraft Parts

AVIATION GAP FILLER APPLICATIONS

  • Overhead storage bins
  • Passenger cabin dividers
  • Galleys
  • Lavatories
(read more)
General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - FOR ENDURING PERFORMANCE AT THE CORE

When you buy composite core foam, it needs to perform as intended and provide the properties specified for your application – in production and over time. That requires a polyurethane foam that is always uniform in density, weight, thickness and cell structure. For absolute consistency and guaranteed performance, General Plastics LAST-A-FOAM® is unrivaled. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - WHITEPAPER: Aero and Auto Lightweighting

How Light Can you Go? 3 Ways to Push the Boundaries of Automotive and Aerospace Lightweighting (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Dielectric Foam for Radomes and RF

Network providers are looking for ways to produce low-weight, low-cost antennas, transmitters and receivers, and they're doing that through composites. That requires finding composites that don't pick up moisture, which can attenuate the signal, and materials that can withstand high temperatures. Having a composite foam core that can do all that and is very transparent to tho... (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - AEROSPACE & MILITARY GRADE FOAM

FR-6700 Aerospace Grade is a CFC-free, rigid, closed-cell, flame-retardant polyurethane foam available in densities ranging from 10 to 25 pounds per cubic foot. It exhibits a high strength-to-weight ratio because of its cellular structure and cross-linked resin. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - High-temperature tooling foam board with low CTE

LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4800 is a high-temperature tooling foam board with low CTE which can be used with high-temperature resin systems, such as vinyl esters, epoxies and BMIs, in high-pressure autoclaves and fiber-reinforced composites. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - High Temperature Tooling Board

LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4800 is a thermally-stable tooling board with low CTE. It may be used with a variety of high-temperature resin systems (vinyl esters and epoxies to BMIs), in high-pressure autoclaves, and as prepreg composite layup tools. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Which Tooling Option is Best for your application?

Hard tooling materials are excellent for long-term production runs or applications with extremely tight tolerances, but their higher prices and lengthier lead times are not always conducive for rapid prototyping or low-volume applications. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Polyurethane Finished Parts for Aerospace

Whether a short-run project or an OEM parts program, General Plastics creates high-quality built-to-print finished polyurethane parts. We assist in tool design, accessory item installation, and quality inspection. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Composite Core Product Finder

Find the best composite core product for your application. Search through the wide range of flame-retardant LAST-A-FOAM® polyurethane foams with our Product Finder feature.

Filter products by:

  • Market
  • Application
  • Compressive Strength
  • Max Use Temperature
  • Density
  • Shear Strength
  • Coefficient of Thermal Expans...
(read more)
General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - FAA-approved burn test facility

When it comes to tests related to qualification of product, time is always of the essence. Customers often require fast results and confirmation in order to move on to the next phase of their design or to get their product to market. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Making the Right Tooling Choice

Your choice of tooling material can affect product quality, design production costs, and on-time project completion. Depending on your project requirements, it may be appropriate to use durable hard tooling for a long-lasting, high-volume program or cost-effective soft tooling for time-sensitive, short-run productions. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - General Plastics Recognized Testing Services

RECOGNIZED TESTING SERVICES BACKED BY 80 YEARS OF RIGOROUS QUALITY ASSURANCE (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - The best Tooling Options for Rapid Prototyping

WHICH TOOLING OPTION IS BEST FOR RAPID PROTOTYPING? (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Build-to-print standard & custom complex laminates

If a project requires a particular service or equipment beyond our in-house capabilities, we tap a trusted, qualified corps of specialty subcontractors to fulfill that requirement and keep your job on track. The complex laminate parts you receive are backed by our stringent quality assurance program. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - POLYURETHANE MOLDING

General Plastics fabricates and machines custom-molded parts (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - From Air Force One to Missile Systems

General Plastics Manufacturing Company supplies OEMs and Tier 1/Tier 2 companies with built-to-print flexible polyurethane products as well as aerospace-rigid foam core materials for aircraft interior cabin and flight deck. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - The Specialty Skills of a One-Stop Shop

Saving Time and Money with Production Services

Not only does General Plastics produce premier polyurethane foams, but we also machine, fabricate, and assemble finished components. It makes sense that the original manufacturer is the most knowledgeable about how to process its own materials. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - FAA-Approved Flammability Testing

General Plastics' flammability facility is FAA-Approved and all tests are conducted using calibrated equipment traceable to NIST. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Fast Prototype Tooling Options

The tooling material must not only meet the specifications of the application (e.g., coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), density, and strength), but also fit the budget and scheduling requirements of the project. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Impact Energy Absorption Foam

Advantages

  • Flame-retardant
  • Self-skinning
  • Durable
  • Custom-molding ability
(read more)
General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Aircraft manufacturers trust General Plastics

Flight deck pads

  • Headliners
  • Assist handles
  • HUD covers
  • CD post pads
  • Glare-shield pads
  • Kick strips
(read more)
General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Subtractive vs Formative Manufacturing PU Foam

is subtractive or formative manufacturing right for your next application? Learn the various considerations when working with polyurethane foam. (read more)

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

05/20/2019

– General Plastics Manufacturing Co., supplier of high-performance polyurethane foam products and built-to-print composite parts, was recognized by The Boeing Company as Supplier of the Year in the Outstanding Performance category.

03/12/2019

Leadership Panel Discussion will be on Reducing Material & Equipment Cost While Improving Foam Capabilities

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.