Your Base for Superior Framing & Mounting

Product Performance

The premium, extruded foam core provides a smooth surface for superior mounting and framing results without the distracting read-through lines commonly seen in corrugated cardboard. The high-quality, paper facers developed for mounting & framing applications ensure a rigid and flat backer material, and the acid-free facers make FOUNDATION an ideal solution for archival and preservation mounting applications. The antique white facers meet the Library of Congress standards for conversation framing, making it a reliable mounting surface for your most valuable documents and photographs.

Material Composition

FOME-COR FOUNDATION is comprised of extruded white or black polystyrene foam with acid-free, uncoated paper facers. Made in the USA.




Advantages with FOME-COR® FOUNDATION


  • Acid-free paper facers meet Library of Congress standards for conservation framing
  • Perfect for the archival preservation of valuable art and photographs
  • No additional backing is required, saving time and framing materials
  • 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’
  • Cost-effective alternative to corrugated cardboard
  • Provides a smooth surface for mounting – no distracting read-through from flute marks
  • Perfect for die-cutting with a compressed edge that stays closed


Recommended Applications

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

  • Interior Signage & Displays Short-term application life
  • Framing Long-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 Archival conservation mounting
  • 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" - Antique White Facers – White Foam 32”x40”; 40”x60”; 48” x 96”; Custom Sizes Available (MOQs apply)
3/16” - Antique White Facers – White Foam 32”x40”; 40”x60”; 48” x 96”; Custom Sizes Available (MOQs apply)
1/2” - White Uncoated Facers - White Foam 48” x 96”; Custom Sizes Available (MOQs apply)
3/16” - White Uncoated Facers - White Foam 24“x36”; 32”x40”; 40”x60”; 48” x 96”; Custom Sizes Available (MOQs apply)
3/16” - Black Uncoated Facers - Black Foam 48” x 96”; Custom Sizes Available (MOQs apply)
3/16” - Natural Uncoated Facers - White Foam 48” x 96”; Custom Sizes Available (MOQs apply)
3/16” - Natural Uncoated Facers - Black Foam 32”x40”; 40”x60”; 48” x 96”; Custom Sizes Available (MOQs apply)

Downloads


3A Product Brochure

3A Product Brochure

 06/01/2020 
3A Composites Product Guide

3A Composites Product Guide

PDF 02/13/2018 
Product Sheet - FOME-COR® Collection

Product Sheet - FOME-COR® Collection

PDF 10/20/2019 
Application

Application "Quick 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


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