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Acrylic & Perspex Mountings, Fixings and Accessories

Once you have ordered your acrylic, Perspex, Dibond or Foamex materials, you are going to need a great selection of panel mounting, fixings and accessories to install it into place. While there are many DIY and Home Improvement stores where you can purchase these items, getting the right materials for the job can be a […]

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Properties of Foamex Foam PVC Board

At this time of year Foamex Boards are in demand as businesses attend Christmas Markets and need high quality advertising boards that they can move from one location to another. Strong, durable and lightweight, Foamex boards are suitable for a whole range of visual displays and presentations, and as they print exceptionally well, many companies […]

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Ten facts about Foamex

Foamex sheeting is widely used for a variety of signage and creative projects.  For those new to this versatile material, we share some of our Foamex knowledge with you: Foamex is a brand name, for expanded vinyl material. Foamex sheeting is made when PVC foam is compressed to create a strong board. Rigid and hardwearing, […]

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Thermoforming Foamex

Thermoforming is a plastic manufacturing process, where plastic materials are heated to a pliable temperature and formed into usable objects with a mould. Vacuum, air pressure and mechanical forming devices are used during this process, to assist the softened plastic reform into the new shape of the mould. Thermoforming is achieved at a variety of […]

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Shaping and Mounting Foamex

Foamex or Foam board is perhaps the most popular material used for signage and creative projects. A form of PVC, Foamex sheets are created when plastic foam is compressed to form a rigid board. Strong and lightweight, it has a perfectly flat surface that makes it ideal for printing on or painting. One of the […]

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How to mount Cut Plastic, Acrylic and Foamex

Cut plastic is one of the easy materials to work with, be it Acrylic, Foamex or Perspex; it can be cut, drilled, sawn or formed with heat to give you the best possible finish. As all of the above-mentioned materials are extremely lightweight (when compared to glass or wooden alternatives) they are relatively easy to […]

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Foamex vs. Acrylic

Many of our clients have asked what differences are between Foamex and Acrylic, and which material would be best for making a sign or display. While both of these materials are perfect for use in both applications, there are a few minor differences in their composition to consider before making your final decision. Foamex has […]

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What is Foamex?

Here we take a look at Foamex, what it is and what it is used for.   What is Foamex? Foamex is a superior quality, extremely versatile PVC foam sheet that is fabrication friendly.  It is easy to bend, cut, drill and glue and you can print on it. What is it used for? Foamex […]

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