High Performance, Proven Dependability

Engineered to handle extreme conditions

GATORFOAM EXTERIOR is specifically engineered to address the extreme conditions found outdoors: heat, cold, and humidity. It has been tested according to ASTM D-1183C, in temperatures ranging from -70° to 160° F, and in the combination of high heat and humidity (100° F with 95” relative humidity.) This specialty solution is ideal for exterior signage or storefront lettering.

Material Composition

GATORFOAM EXTERIOR is comprised of extruded polystyrene foam bonded between two layers of wood-fiber veneers with a specially formulated adhesive. Made in the USA.



Advantages with GATORFOAM® EXTERIOR


  • Specially formulated adhesive that improves both bond strength and moisture resistance to reduce chances of delamination.
  • Tested to ASTM D-1183C in temperatures ranging from -70° F to 160° F and in combination of high heat and humidity (100° F with 95% relative humidity)
  • Wood-fiber veneer facers provide extreme rigidity – excellent for mounting applications
  • Bright white facer provides very good digital & screen printing results
  • Thick gauges give dramatic dimension for mounting or printing applications
  • Routs and cuts cleanly for easy fabrication
  • Excellent dent and scratch resistance
  • Lightweight with very good dimensional stability 


Recommended Applications

Below are some of the more common applications for which GATORFOAM® EXTERIOR 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 Medium-term application life
  • Exhibits & Kiosks Medium-term application life
  • Exterior Signage & Displays Medium-term application life
  • Hanging Signage Medium-term application life
  • Promotional Campaigns Medium-term application life
  • 3-Dimensional Displays Medium-term application life
  • Dimensional Letters Medium-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
  • Saw Cutting
  • Routing

Gauges, Colors & Sheet Sizes


Gauges and Colors Stock Sheet Sizes
1” - Bright White Facers – White Foam 48” x 96”
1-1/2” - Bright White Facers – White Foam 48” x 96”
2” - Bright White Facers – White Foam 48” x 96”
3” - Bright White Facers – White Foam 48” x 96”

Downloads


3A Product Brochure

3A Product Brochure

 06/01/2020 
Product Sheet - GATOR® Collection

Product Sheet - GATOR® Collection

PDF 10/20/2019 
3A Composites Product Master (Monster Guide)

3A Composites Product Master (Monster Guide)

PDF 02/13/2018 
Application Guide

Application Guide

PDF 10/20/2019 
Fabrication

Fabrication "Quick Guide"

PDF 10/20/2019 
Fabrication Guide - GATOR®

Fabrication Guide - GATOR®

PDF 10/20/2019 
GATORFOAM® SDS

GATORFOAM® SDS

PDF 05/01/2018 

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


Heavy-Duty Gator Graphic Display Boards To Be Showcased For High-Performing Signage At ISA International Sign Expo 2018

The unique Gator® line of heavy-duty graphic display boards – including Gatorfoam® and Gatorplast®– will be showcased by 3A Composites USA at the ISA International Sign Expo 2018 March 22-24 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Uniquely Qualified Gatorfoam To Be Showcased For High-Performing Graphic Displays At 2017 SGIA Expo

Gatorfoam®, the original heavy-duty graphic display board, will be showcased by 3A Composites USA at the Specialty Imaging & Printing Technology 2017 SGIA Expo to be held Oct. 10-12 in New Orleans.

8 Great Gatorfoam Graphic Display Board Applications

The versatility of Gatorfoam is evident in its many applications. The flat, durable, heavy-duty graphic display board serves a wide variety of users from artists, and hobbyists, to visual merchandisers and retailers. Its many benefits afford it a range of uses and it’s easy to see why.

Wynne To Retire From 3A Composites USA Following 45 Year Career In Graphic Display Board Sales, Produce Development, Technology

3A Composites USA announced today that W. Jay Wynne, senior advisor, will retire from the company effective May 31 following a 45-year career, including the past two-plus decades in graphic display board sales and marketing management. Wynne may be most well-known in the industry for his development of the high-performance foam board category with the introduction of the Gator® graphic display board line.

GATORFOAM® EXTERIOR To Be Displayed at 2012 ISA International Sign Expo

GATORFOAM® EXTERIOR – a tough new Gator® board that is designed to stand up to the elements in exterior graphic displays and signage – will be showcased at the 3A Composites USA Booth No. 1714 at the 2012 ISA International Sign Expo March 22-24 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

GATORFOAM® EXTERIOR Line Expanded, Enhanced For Even Better Outdoor Signs, Displays

3A Composites USA is pleased to announce that it has expanded its line of Gatorfoam® Exterior, a tough new Gator® board that is designed to stand up to the elements in exterior graphic displays and signage. Gatorfoam Exterior now is available in the Bright White color in 48-inch by 96-in sheets in the 1-inch, 1.5-inch and NEW 2-inch thicknesses.