General Plastics to Highlight FR-3800 FST Aerospace Foam Core Series at Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas, Nov 4-5, 2015

Leading high-density polyurethane foam supplier also featuring its FAA-certified testing and build-to-print capabilities

TACOMA, Wash. - General Plastics Manufacturing Company will be at the largest dedicated aircraft interiors event in the Americas on November 4-5 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Booth 418. The longtime supplier to aerospace OEMs and Tier 1 and Tier 2 companies will feature the LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3800 FST, its fire, smoke, toxicity (FST) and Ohio State University (OSU) compliant polyurethane foam core, as well as its build-to-print gap management and custom parts program.

General Plastics has long prided itself on providing high-performing products that help improve aircraft interior functionality and aesthetics, while reducing cost and meeting fire safety requirements.

“We are unique in that we have a state-of-the-art sampling and testing facility to test our materials,” says General Plastics’ Vice President of Materials Technology, Mitch Johnson. “We are extremely diligent in testing to ensure that our products meet fire safety requirements, and that foam properties are never compromised in the process.”

Attendees can also expect to learn about General Plastics’ testing capabilities as well as its custom molded parts program.

About LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3800 FST Performance Core Series

The halogen-free LAST-A-FOAM® FR-3800 FST Performance Core polyurethane foam series is ideal for commercial aircraft interiors, and can be used in conjunction with other materials. The material’s cellular and crosslinked structure equates to a high strength-to-weight ratio, and complies with the Ohio State University (OSU) 65/65 heat release standard, FAA flame and smoke regulations, and aircraft manufacturer toxicity requirements. This product can be used in a variety of aerospace interior applications, such as sandwich core aircraft interior components, lightweight flyaway parts, edge closeouts and hard points in composite panels.

About General Plastics’ Molded Parts Program – General Plastics’ proven build-to-print capabilities and high-capacity production facilities enable it to scale production from small runs of specialty parts to ongoing, high-volume OEM and Tier 1 and Tier 2 parts programs. Custom molded parts are manufactured from flame-retardant, self-extinguishing and self-skinning flexible urethane foam materials. Typical molded parts include various flight deck components, bin-to-bin closeout seals, header seals, and arm rest pads to name a few.

About General Plastics’ Testing services – A dedicated Testing Services group offers a wide range of flammability, mechanical, thermal and developmental tests in General Plastics’ on-site testing laboratory. These include an FAA-certified flammability testing facility and local access to FAA-Designated Engineering Representatives. All tests are conducted using calibrated equipment that is traceable to NIST.

About General Plastics Manufacturing Company

Tacoma, Washington-based General Plastics Manufacturing Company 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.

Directly or through its network of distributors, General Plastics supplies to the aerospace and defense, nuclear containment, composite core, prototype and modeling, construction, dimensional signage, testing, marine and the renewable energies industries. General Plastics is certified to ISO 9001:2008/AS9100C and meets rigorous demands of a number of leading quality systems, including but not limited to NQA-1, Mil-I-45208A and Boeing Company D6-82479. Please visit

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