Foam board is a lightweight graphic art board, with a foam core and liner papers on the faces. Foam board is light, durable and flat with good structural strength. Foam board is widely used for mounting and framing artwork. It has all kinds of applications in photo mounting, picture framing, displays and merchandising, printing, mounting and laminating. It is available in many finishes including adhesive backing and aluminium backed. Suitable for many framing, display, presentation and hobby tasks.
Foam board is made from high-density polystyrene foam core. It's available in a variety of liner combinations of paper, plastic coated paper self-adhesive and aluminium. It is totally CFC free, pH neutral and contains no toxins or harmful substances.
How is foam board made? Polystyrene foam core is extruded, loosely rolled up and then left in a store for 30 days to allow it to out-gas. Specially formulated adhesives bond the polystyrene foam to the paper liners. Once the boards have been laminated they are left to dry and cool. Finally, an automated cutter creates the required sizes ready for packing.