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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. - 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. - Foam for Dielectric Applications

Low-Density Rigid Foam for Dielectric Applications Offer Clear Advantages

General Plastics recently introduced its advanced dielectric foam material for use in radomes, antennas and other radio frequency (RF) communication systems. The LAST-A-FOAM® RF-2200 Dielectric Series is a thermoset plastic that addresses diverse needs for an RF-transparent protective layer wi... (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. - Spacer material for antennae construction

RF2200 Advantages

  • Provides optimal signal transmission and receipt for antennae and other electronics
(read more)
General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Low-density, dielectric polyurethane foam

This closed-cell polyurethane foam does not absorb water, ensuring signal performance. Standard densities are available in 3, 4 and 6 pounds per cubic foot, and other densities can be provided to meet specific dielectric constant and loss tangent requirements. (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. - Machining vs Cast Molding PU Foam

When it comes to creating new products, most manufacturers agree that solidifying a bulletproof design and selecting the right materials are critical to the project’s success. However, did you know that selecting the right processing method for your materials can impact time-to-market, expenses, and overall product quality? (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. - Aerospace & Defense Built-to-Print Solutions

From Air Force One to Missile Systems, We Shape Ideas into Flyaway Aerospace and Defense Solutions (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. - Absorption Foam

These flame-retardant, durable, self-skinning foams (also referred to as integral-skin foams) are used extensively in aircraft flight decks and cabin applications (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. - Aerospace Foam

Used in conjunction with other materials, FR-3800 FST foam core helps improve aesthetics and reduces costs while meeting fire safety requirements. In most cases, these requirements apply to ceiling and wall panels or structures that cover large surface areas within the aircraft. This series is an excellent alternative to thermoplastics foams and honeycomb for core and structural a... (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Dimensionally-stable tooling board with low CTE

LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4800 is a high-temperature tooling 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. - Elevating The Tooling Game
  • Peak temperatures up to 480°F (249°C)
  • Continuous use temperatures up to 400°F (204°C)
  • Low, predictable and repeatable CTE
  • Consistent cool-down rate (1°F to 2°F per minute)
(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. - 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. - Low CTE Tooling Board

With a low CTE, similar to aluminum, which can be used in high-temperature resin systems, such as vinyl esters, epoxies and BMIs, in high pressure autoclaves and fiber-reinforced composites.

Thermally-Stable Tooling Foam

FR-4800 tooling b... (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. - COMPLEX LAMINATES

COMPLEX LAMINATES

General Plastics’ production services include build-to-print standard and custom complex laminates. We are proficient in working with complex laminating processes and materials used in many different parts and assemblies. We have created laminate parts for diverse military, commercial, industrial, aircraft and marine applications.


CUSTOM COMP... (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. - Your Partner for Research & Developmental Testing

Before you begin costly certification testing, turn to General Plastics for developmental and engineering testing. Our testing facility can test a single product or a small batch through any stage in the production process. (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. - 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. - 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)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - CNC Foam Machining Services

General Plastics' one-stop-shop product services span the full range of on-time delivery and quality assurance. We can supply the foam and machine the material in-house, saving you time and expenses. (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - MOLDED PARTS

POLYURETHANE MOLDING

General Plastics fabricates and machines custom-molded parts to customer specifications using high-density flexible and semi-flexible polyurethane LAST-A-FOAM® materials. Look to our unique foam formulations and proven built-to-print capabilities to satisfy your most demanding production requirements. Our high-capacity production facilities enable us to sc... (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Plastic Property Testing

General Plastics' testing services offer comprehensive testing capabilities and fast results. Our testing services team works with customers to develop test plans, coordinate FAR conformity inspections, provide FAR reports and documentation. In addition to performing the required tests, General Plastics may also be able to assist with the manufacturing and assembly of your test specimens (read more)

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. - Quality Testing Services & Comprehensive Testing

General Plastics' physical property tests include compression and tensile testing, glass transition temperature (Tg), coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), drop and dynamic impact testing, and more (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.