Foamex boards

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Everything you need to know about foamex boards

At we stock a large range of Foamex boards. Our Foamex boards are foamed PVC boards, also known as Forex®. The boards have a dense, hard top layer and a foamed core. This makes foamed PVC just as sturdy as solid PVC at only half the weight. Foamex boards are an ideal material for do-it-yourselfers. The boards are easy to handle and lend themselves for painting or printing on the top layer. Foamed PVC boards are UV resistant which makes them suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications. The boards come with a protective film on one side to prevent damage from transport and handling. The Foamex boards are cut to size free of charge and will be ready for delivery within 48 hours.

Characteristics of Foamex PVC boards

Foamex is a kind of Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) and it is important to realise that there are two varieties of PVC: foamed PVC and solid PVC. Foamex is a form of foamed PVC, which is a lightweight plastic; as it weighs less than half a gram per square centimetre. Foamed PVC weighs half as much as solid PVC, making it easy to handle and a choice material for advertising and sign making. Especially, since Foamex PVC boards are also suitable for several printing methods. Many advertising signs in stores are made of foamed PVC. The surface of the material is smooth, but not hard like solid PVC boards. Foamex boards have a foamed PVC core, which makes the material so light. Foamed PVC boards have other useful and important characteristics, for example: they are fire retardant and heat and sound insulating. Additionally, the versatile material is suitable for alterations such as drilling, sawing and cutting, making the material a common choice in construction.

Solid PVC boards are significantly heavier and stronger than Foamex boards, making them more durable and abrasion resistant. Solid PVC boards are extremely workable, and sawing and milling are easy tasks. Due to this shape stability, solid PVC boards are often used as brace material (adjustment and filling boards) in heavy duty machinery. Another important quality is solid PVC’s high chemical resistance, which makes the material popular for applications in laboratories and in the chemicals industry. Finally, PVC is well known for being electrically insulating. Solid PVC is therefore commonly applied as electric tubing and to cover electric equipment.

Order cut-to-size Foamex boards

You order your Foamex boards in these simple steps:

  • Choose product Go to the product page of your foamex boards of choice
  • Enter desired dimensions Enter your desired shape and dimensions in the calculator. Or, if you want to order a very specific shape, upload your own (DXF file) line drawing.
  • Add ready-made instructions Here you can add drill holes or a cut-out from your sheet!
  • Ordering Add the foamex boards to your shopping basket, and order now!

Not sure yet which Foamex board you want? Then order a sample first! You can do this via the product pages of the Foamex boards you are interested in.


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