A Reputation for Performance

The original graphic arts foam board

FOME-COR has been the industry’s leading foam board for more than 40 years. Its extreme light weight, easy fabrication, and unique “embossability” make it an ideal solution for short term interior displays.

Material Composition

FOME-COR is comprised of extruded white or black polystyrene foam with bright white clay-coated or black kraft paper facers. Made in the USA.



Advantages with FOME-COR®


  • The original graphic arts foam board
  • Perfect for die cutting with a compressed edge that stays closed
  • Uniquely embossable for 3-dimensional effects
  • Well-suited for digital or screen printing applications
  • Cuts easily and cleanly, even by hand!
  • Extremely light weight
  • Good dimensional stability
  • Quick service on cut-to-size orders, including large sheets up to 8’x10’ 


Recommended Applications

Below are some of the more common applications for which FOME-COR® provides a solution. While these are frequent uses for our material, we love to see the unique applications designers & artists come up with!

  • POP / POS Displays Short-term application life
  • Exhibits & Kiosks Short-term application life
  • Interior Signage & Displays Short-term application life
  • Framing Short-term application life
  • Hanging Signage Short-term application life
  • Window Displays Short-term application life
  • Promotional Campaigns Short-term application life
  • 3-Dimensional Displays Short-term application life

Recommended Fabrication Methods

Thanks to over 40 years of manufacturing experience, we are able to provide general fabrication guidelines and best practices that have been successful with our materials.”

  • Mounting
  • Digital Printing
  • Screen Printing
  • Painting Do not expose core to solvent-based paints
  • Knife Cutting
  • Die Cut/Punch
  • Embossing

Gauges, Colors & Sheet Sizes


Gauges and Colors Stock Sheet Sizes
1/8" - Bright White Clay-Coated Facers - White Foam 32”x40”; 40”x60”; 48” x 96”
3/16” - Bright White Clay-Coated Facers - White Foam 20”x30”; 24“x36”; 30”x40”; 30”x42”; 32”x40”; 40”x60”; 48“x72”; 48” x 96”; 60”x96”; 50”x100”; 48”x120”; 60”x120”
3/16” - Bright White Clay-Coated Facers - Black Foam 48” x 96”
3/16” - Black Facers – Black Foam 32”x40”; 40”x60”; 48” x 96”
3/16” - Bright White Clay-Coated & Black Kraft Facers - Varied Foam Custom Sizes Available (MOQs apply)
3/8” - Bright White Clay-Coated Facers - White Foam 40”x60”; 48” x 96”
3/8” - Black Facers – Black Foam Custom Sizes Available (MOQs apply)
1/2” - Bright White Clay-Coated Facers - White Foam 48” x 96”; 60”x96”; 48”x120”; 60”x120”
1/2” - Black Facers – Black Foam 48” x 96”
Custom Sizes Available (MOQs apply)

Downloads


3A Product Brochure

3A Product Brochure

 06/01/2020 
Product Sheet - FOME-COR® Collection

Product Sheet - FOME-COR® Collection

PDF 10/20/2019 
3A Composites Product Guide

3A Composites Product Guide

PDF 02/13/2018 
Application Guide

Application Guide

PDF 10/20/2019 
Fabrication

Fabrication "Quick Guide"

PDF 10/20/2019 
Fabrication Guide - FOME-COR®

Fabrication Guide - FOME-COR®

PDF 10/20/2019 
FOME-COR® SDS

FOME-COR® SDS

PDF 03/16/2018 

Videos


Graphic Display USA: Corporate Image Branding From the Inside Out

Graphic Display USA: Corporate Image Branding From the Inside Out

At 3A Composites USA, we recognize that corporate identity is essential to communicating and developing a brand image. As the industry leader for both interior rigid substrates and exterior cladding, our vast versatile product lines are the materials of choice for corporate identity.  

Products: SINTRA®,GATORFOAM®,GATORPLAST®,GATORBLANKS®,FOME-COR® VALUBOARD™,FOME-COR® ,FOME-COR® ACID-FREE,FOME-COR® SELF-ADHESIVE,FOME-COR® HEAT-ACTIVATED,FOME-COR® JETMOUNT,FOAM-X® RECOVERY,DIBOND®,GATORFOAM® EXTERIOR,FOME-COR® CANVAS,LUMEX® G,SINTRA® ECLIPSE,DISPA®,GATORFOAM® PRO,SINTRA® Colors ,DIBOND® BUTLERFINISH® Brushed Metals,DIBOND® Colors,GATORFOAM® SELF-ADHESIVE,DIBOND® Specialty Finishes,SINTRA® VERS 

Case Histories


3A Composites USA To Showcase Full Lines Of Rigid Substrates For Corporate Identity Programs At GlobalShop 2017

3A Composites USA will be focused on creating identity from the inside out with its full lines of interior rigid substrates and exterior aluminum composite materials at GlobalShop 2017 to be held March 28-30 in Las Vegas.

Fome-Cor Bright White Wins 2014 Readers’ Choice Top Product Award

Our Fome-Cor Bright White was chosen as a winner for the 2014 Wide-Format Imaging Top Products Award in the Rigid Substrate Category. “The 2014 Wide-Format Imaging Top Products Award winners include products that have caused the most excitement in the industry and have been a valuable asset to sign and graphic businesses over the last year.”

3A’s Rigid-Substrates Help Create Large-Format Graphic Displays

PhotoWorksGroup, Inc., a large-format graphic solutions provider based in Charlottesville, Va., has been creating large-format graphics, exhibits, displays and signs for museums, universities, healthcare institutions, manufacturers and corporations for nearly 30 years.

Stenciled Art Journal Features Gatorfoam And Fome-Cor Board-Book Pages

Artist Mary Beth Shaw, of Wildwood, Mo., wears any number of professional hats from mixed-media painter to author and nationally recognized workshop instructor. But, she may best be known these days as “StencilGirl” in reference to her role as founder of StencilGirl Products.

Doodling on Fome-Cor Board Helps Adults Get Creativity Flowing

For all former pint-sized Picassos who got in trouble for doodling during class and who’ve grown up to be drawn to drawing during business meetings, the non-profit Chesterfield Arts organization of Chesterfield, Mo., has news you’ll want to hear: Doodling is good for you.

FOME-COR® BOARD Now Available in Half-inch Thickness For Added Dimensionality, Rigidity in Displays

3A Composites USA is pleased to announce that original Fome-Cor® graphic display board now is available in the ½-inch thickness. Fome-Cor board in the ½-inch thickness allows graphic designers to add more dimensionality and rigidity to short-term point-of-purchase displays, interior signage, and exhibits and kiosks. Fome-Cor board can be die-cut producing a permanently closed compressed edge and can be embossed to create three-dimensional effects.

FOME-COR® Bright White for Printing Vibrant Graphics to be Introduced at 2013 SGIA Expo

3A Composites USA is pleased to announce that Fome-Cor® graphic display board now is offered with the brightest whitest surface available to create graphics that pop in direct digital-printing and screen-printing applications. Fome-Cor Bright White is ideal for direct printing point-of-purchase displays, interior signage, and exhibits and kiosks as well as for mounting printed graphics.

Joint Effort to Raise Statue of Liberty Repeated in Replica

The Statue of Liberty, officially named Liberty Enlightening the World, has become one of the world’s most recognized and beloved architectural icons since its dedication Oct. 28, 1886, on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. Standing 305 feet 1 inch from the ground to the top of her torch, the Statue of Liberty serves as a welcome to all.

New FOME-COR® My Tray™ Exhibited at 2005 TREX Show

NEW YORK – My tray™, a unique appetizer/cocktail tray that allows partygoers to neatly eat, drink, mingle and network while standing, was exhibited today at 3A Composites USA’s Booth No. 755 at the 2005 Total Retail Experience (TREX) in New York Dec. 7-8. My tray, introduced earlier this year by my tray, llc, of Mt. Laurel, N.J., is constructed from lightweight, rigid Fome-Cor® graphic display board by 3A Composites USA.

FOME-COR® Board Helps my tray™ Provide Neat Networking Solution

My tray™, a unique appetizer/cocktail tray that allows partygoers to neatly eat, drink, mingle and network while standing, has been introduced by my tray, llc, of Middlebury, Conn. My tray is constructed from lightweight, rigid Fome-Cor® graphic display board by 3A Composites USA.

Decor Transports Adults Back to Childhood

What does it take to set the scene for a wild childlike rumpus in a jungle filled with the not-too-scary monsters created by the imagination of Maurice Sendak, award-winning author of children’s book-classic “Where the Wild Things Are”?

FOME-COR® Artist’s Palette

Graphic designers rely on their imaginations to envision projects full of shape, dimension and color. But turning that creative vision into reality requires knowledge about the capabilities of a mix of media as well as fabrication techniques.

Exhibitors Wow Trade Show Crowds

Trade show booth designers have relied on Gatorfoam®, the original heavy-duty graphic arts board, for years as a lightweight, durable substrate for creating reusable exhibit pieces that may be transported cost-effectively from show to show.