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General Plastics to Feature Cost-Efficient, High-Temperature Tooling Boards for Soft-Tooling and Short-Run Applications at SAMPE Tech 2013

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General Plastics Manufacturing Company
4910 Burlington Way
Tacoma, WA, 98409

Press release date: October 18, 2013

TACOMA, Wash. – 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. During this premier exhibition of advanced materials and processes, General Plastics will spotlight its LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4700 High-Temperature Tooling Board Series and its aerospace-grade composite core boards.

"This show is a great venue to present our high-performance LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4700 HT Tooling Board Series, which is extremely cost-effective for monolithic tools and molds," said General Plastics President Bruce Lind. "It is always consistent, easily machined and it supports prepreg composite layup tooling for applications up to 400ºF. These qualities make this tooling board ideal for models, master plugs, pattern making and large-scale molds."

Beyond making molds for short-run composite tools highly affordable, General Plastics' FR-4700 Series products offer outstanding stability and versatility. Their higher glass transition temperature and low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) make them suitable for use in vacuum-forming applications where other urethane products may soften or deform.

General Plastics' LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3700 Performance Core and FR-6700 Aerospace-Grade Board Series will be featured at SAMPE as well. Both of these high performance, flame-retardant product lines are ideal for models and design prototypes; composite core; vacuum-forming and mold patterns; and honeycomb edge closeout for aircraft interior sandwich panels (overhead stow bins, passenger  cabin class dividers, galleys and lavatories).

About General Plastics Manufacturing Company
Tacoma, Washington-based General Plastics has been a leading innovator in the plastics industry for more than 70 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 and renewable energy industries. General Plastics is certified to ISO 9001:2008/AS9100C and meets such demanding quality systems as NQA-1, Mil-I-45208A and Boeing Company D6-82479. Visit

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