High Performance, Proven Dependability

Smooth plastic facers for colors that POP 

The plastic facers of GATORPLAST allow for more vibrant colors and vivid images, making this high performance foam board an excellent solution for digital printing applications. The high-impact facers resist warping, are moisture-resistant, and allow for repositionable vinyl graphics.

Material Composition

GATORPLAST is comprised of extruded polystyrene foam bonded between two layers of high-impact polystyrene cap facers. Made in the USA.



Advantages with GATORPLAST®


  • Bright white, smooth plastic facers provide excellent digital printing results
  • High-impact facers are warp- and moisture-resistant
  • Vinyl graphics are repositionable
  • Routs and cuts cleanly for easy fabrication
  • Very good dent and scratch resistance
  • Lightweight with good dimensional stability
  • Available in a wide range of thicknesses and sheets sizes
  • Consistent bright white surface and sheet thickness


Recommended Applications

Below are some of the more common applications for which GATORPLAST® 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
  • Interior Signage & Displays Medium-term application life
  • Exterior Signage & Displays Medium-term application life
  • Framing Medium-term application life
  • Hanging Signage Medium-term application life
  • Window Displays Medium-term application life
  • Promotional Campaigns Medium-term application life
  • 3-Dimensional Displays Medium-term application life
  • Retail Fixtures 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
  • Repositioning Vinyl
  • Digital Printing
  • Screen Printing
  • Painting Do not expose core to solvent-based paints
  • Knife Cutting
  • Saw Cutting
  • Routing
  • Die Cut/Punch May be die cut in gauges up to 3/16

Gauges, Colors & Sheet Sizes


Gauges and Colors Stock Sheet Sizes
3/16” - Bright White Facers – White Foam 48” x 96”; 60”x120”
3/16” - Bright White Facers – Black Foam 48” x 96”; 60”x120”
3/16” - Black Facers – Black Foam 48” x 96”; 60”x120”
3/16” - Bright White Facer – Black Foam – Black Facer 48” x 96”; 60”x120”
1/2” - Bright White Facers – White Foam 48” x 96”; 60”x120”
1/2” - Bright White Facers – Black Foam 48” x 96”; 60”x120”
1/2” - Black Facers – Black Foam 48” x 96”; 60”x120”
1/2” - Bright White Facer – Black Foam – Black Facer 48” x 96”; 60”x120”
3/4" - Bright White Facers – White Foam 48” x 96”; 60”x120”
3/4" - Bright White Facers – Black Foam 48” x 96”; 60”x120”
3/4" - Black Facers – Black Foam 48” x 96”; 60”x120”
3/4" - Bright White Facer – Black Foam – Black Facer 48” x 96”; 60”x120”
1” - Bright White Facers – White Foam 48” x 96”; 60”x120”
1” - Bright White Facers – Black Foam 48” x 96”; 60”x120”
1” - Black Facers – Black Foam 48” x 96”; 60”x120”
1” - Bright White Facer – Black Foam – Black Facer 48” x 96”; 60”x120”
1-1/2” - Bright White Facers – White Foam 48” x 96”; 60”x120”
1-1/2” - Bright White Facers – Black Foam 48” x 96”; 60”x120”
1-1/2” - Black Facers – Black Foam 48” x 96”; 60”x120”
1-1/2” - Bright White Facer – Black Foam – Black Facer 48” x 96”; 60”x120”
2” - Bright White Facers – White Foam 48” x 96”; 60”x120”
2” - Bright White Facers – Black Foam 48” x 96”; 60”x120”
2” - Black Facers – Black Foam 48” x 96”; 60”x120”
2” - Bright White Facer – Black Foam – Black Facer 48” x 96”; 60”x120”
3” - Bright White Facers – White Foam 48” x 96”

Downloads


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 
GATORPLAST® SDS

GATORPLAST® 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.  

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Case Histories


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Affection For Moms Reflected In University’s Floating Gatorplast Display

As a large-format custom print solution-provider, Portage, Mich.-based Agio Imaging has been meeting the wide-ranging graphics needs of both local and national clients since 2002. From creating custom special-event displays to high-end interior décor, retail-store signage, wall coverings, banners and trade-show exhibits, Agio Imaging recommends digitally direct-printed rigid substrates for their durability, sleek appearance, fast production times and improved color saturation.

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Graphic Display USA How To: Cutting Gator™ Products

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Updated Store Decor Fits Neighborhood Marketing Niche

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