Sign & Digital Graphics

June '17

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24 • June 2017 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S ARCHITECTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL Gatorfoam is one of the original foam boards, he says. Foam-X is a lightweight foam board with a polyurethane core that is coated with multi-layered paper liners, suitable for indoor applications. Because the foam is softer, the edges can be "pil- lowed" or pushed together to eliminate the sharp edges. Foam board makers are always trying to come up with different uses for their products. Branham says that for upcom- ing trade shows, the company made a roulette board, including a roulette wheel, out of Gatorfoam Pro. It also has made cornhole boards out of Smart- X, another lightweight foam board with all- plastic sheet material with surfaces of UV and weather-resistant solid polystyrene and a core of expanded polystyrene that is moisture-resistant. "It is up to the designers to come up with cool ideas, but the versatility of the foam board will accommodate it. You will get some circumstances where you can't but that is really rare," Branham says. Branham is currently working on building an 8-foot replica of the Wright brothers' plane out of foam board for the company's showroom. He calls it a work in progress. (Photos by Agio Imaging, courtesy of 3A Composites) (Photo courtesy of House of Signs)

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