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PVC foam board, or Foamex, is extremely strong and durable, while also being flexible enough to be used for a wide range of creative applications. PVC Foamex is mainly used to make signage, banners and exhibition display panels. With a fine cell structure, foam board Foamex is the preferred choice for professional digital printers and comes in a variety of colours and specifications. You can achieve high quality, visually pleasing signage and display products for an inexpensive price.
Foamex boards can be cut easily with simple tools, such as jigsaws or circular saws, and is easy to affix to walls or surfaces, so is ideally suited for amateur DIYers and professionals.
We are able to fully customise your foam board Foamex to size requirements, delivering a product ready to use. Additionally, we are fully equipped to print onto PVC Foamex board perfect for use as a banner or in conventions.
Further, Foamex sheets are very lightweight but still incredibly tough, so provides durability and versatility including ease in hanging and fixing to walls or building exteriors, as well as taking well to paints, glues, bonds and laminates, making it an incredibly adaptable material.
With a smooth and even surface, Foamex boards have become a popular material for use internationally. This is due to Foamex boards delivering great chemical resistance; brilliant thermal properties, and a high UV resistance, so becomes a useful material for both in and outdoor use.
Despite being a lightweight material, Foamex boards also can withstand high impact through their energy absorption properties. The closed-cell polyethene foam also provides excellent moisture resistance.
Foamex boards are an internationally popular and adaptable material that is made up of PVC plastic used to create a lightweight and hard-wearing sheet.
Our Foamex boards are made from PVC and so have fantastic fire-retardant properties making them suitable for projects with the highest of safety requirements.
As a malleable material with fantastic weather-resistant qualities, our Foamex boards make for ideal use outdoors, such as for signage or as a visual graphic.
Foamex boards are often used as signage in commercial spaces due to how light they are to install and how durable they are for continual use.
Foamex boards are easy to fabricate and can be cut, drilled and shaped to any requirements, so it’s a flexible material to work with. The cut surfaces can be polished and sanded easily for a more professional finish to your sheeting.
Foamex boards are made from PVC one of the most easily recyclable materials.
Applications and Uses
|Material||PVC Foam Board|
|Available Thicknesses||3mm, 5mm, 10mm|
|Maximum Sheet Size||3050mm x 2030mm|
|Minimum Sheet Size||100mm x 50mm|
|Fire Rating||UK Class 1 Fire Rating|
|Water Absorption||0.5 - 0.8%|
|Manufacturers Tolerances||+/- 10% plus 0.4mm (e.g. 5mm cast sheet could vary from 4.1mm to 5.9mm)|
|Cutting Tolerances||+/- 1mm|
Frequently Asked Questions
Can PVC be used outside?
PVC is incredibly durable and is long-lasting over many years. It is also weather-resistant and can be used outside.
Can PVC be used as wall cladding?
Our PVC is superior in quality and due to its strong properties, and weather resistance so can be used as low maintenance and an inexpensive option for wall cladding.
How do you clean PVC?
Cleaning PVC is really easy, as in most cases you can just wipe it down with a damp soapy cloth. And in instances where dirt or stains are stubborn, you can use a specialist cleaner.
How do you fit PVC cladding?
While it is possible to fit PVC cladding, though we do suggest hiring a professional to do so for you.
How do you cut foam board?
You can cut foam board using any sharp blade or hand tool. Please be careful when handling any blades, or power tools.
What’s the difference between PVC and foam board?
PVC boards have a matte finish, so they remain dust-free and are easy to maintain. Unlike a foam board, PVC boards are available in varying thicknesses and may be printed on either side.