What is Foamex?
Foamex is a type of flat, lightweight semi-rigid PVC foam board. It’s often used as temporary signs as can be directly printed onto creating a smooth finish. Foamex is the brand name of a type of foam board, but is also known as Foam PVC, Foamalite, Forex and Palite.
What are the benefits of using foam board displays?
People choose foam board displays because they are:
- Easy to cut to a bespoke shape
- Directly printed on
- Suitable for hanging
- Wall mountable
How heavy are foam boards in relation to other displays?
Foam boards are heavier than roll-able PVC, such as that used for shell scheme graphics, but offers a flatter finish. The weight of a foam board will vary depending on its size and thickness and can be found on product pages.
How can you store foam boards?
Foam boards cannot be rolled or folded as they will snap, so they need to be stored flat.
How can you use foam boards?
You can use printed foam boards as wall mounted signage, printed graphics to attach to fabric covered display boards or counters with velcro, hanging signs to name a few, but the possibilities are endless!
If you have a design in mind that isn’t included in the above listed products, give us a call on 0808 149 4657 to discuss your requirements.
What sizes are available?
We have a number of size options available ranging from 600x600mm up to 2400x1200mm to suit a number of display needs. We have two thicknesses of board available – 3mm and 5mm.
For wall mounted purposes, 3mm is a preferred choice. For larger displays, or hanging signs, 5mm may be required to maintain rigidity. If you’re unsure, speak to a member of our team who would be happy to advise.
Are foam boards recyclable?
Yes! It can be recycled as a plastic if/where these services are available.
Can it be used outdoors?
Although you could use a foam board as a temporary outdoor sign, it’s not recommended if the intent is to use it over a long period of time as the foam board will perish.
Designing your foam display
With an in-house graphic technician, we can help design your perfect display. From simple artworking through to a full creative design we can help you every step of the way. See our graphics options for more information.
If you’re looking for a bespoke foam display, talk to us on 0808 149 4657 for a custom quote.