What is Foamex?

Foamex is a versatile material. This is due to the combination of a hard top layer with a soft foam core. This makes Foamex lightweight but impact-resistant at the same time. Foamex is also beautiful to look at and very easy to maintain. At Plasticsheetsshop, you can easily order A-quality Foamex boards to size and in any desired shape. On this page, we will tell you everything you need to know about Foamex.

Also known as

Foamex is known by various names. The best-known name for Foamex is foamed PVC. Another name for Foamex is Forex®. The table below shows all the different names of this material.

Scientific name Alternative names Brand names
Polyvinyl chloride PVC, Foamboard, PVC foam sheet, foam PVC Forex®️, Palight, Foamalux

What types of Foamex are there?

Foamex is another name for foamed PVC. Besides this foamed variant, there is also a solid PVC sheet. Solid PVC is made entirely of the hard material that forms the hard top layers in Foamex. Solid PVC is therefore a solid sheet and is heavier, but also more impact-resistant than foamed PVC/Foamex.

What applications is Foamex suitable for?

Foamex is often used as a hobby material, in interior decoration or in model making. The reason people choose Foamex for a project, because it is lightweight, combined with rigidity. Foamex is the perfect material for all jobs where these are important pillars.

Available colours and thicknesses

The foamed PVC/Foamex sheets in our range, are available in various thicknesses and colours. Here, you can choose from different thickness sizes. In addition, it is available in various cool colours such as: yellow, green, red, blue, and also neutral black, grey or white. Discover all the possibilities below.


What are the processing possibilities of Foamex?

Foamex, or foamed PVC is very easy to process. You can saw it, cut it, drill it, paint it, glue it, and even add lettering on it.

What are the properties of Foamex?

Foamex has several properties that make it a unique sheet. These include its lightweight strength, good processing possibilities and aesthetic value. Here is a list of all the properties of Foamex.

  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Moisture and frost-resistant
  • Good processing possibilities
  • Maintenance-friendly
  • Lifetime of 30+ years
  • Chemical-resistant
  • Recycled version available
  • Excellent for printing

How do I maintain Foamex?

Foamex is very easy to take care of. You will only need to clean this sheet once in a while. Use an antistatic cloth in combination with an antistatic cleaner for best results. This combination ensures that the plastic does not attract dust.

Want to buy foamex?

Order your foamex sheets easily online. The sheets are cut to any desired shape or size.

Plastic circle cut to size

Frequently asked questions