[3A Composites, formerly owned by International Paper Co.] A registered trademark for a laminated foamboard. Gator-Foam® is made from a rigid polystyrene core laminated with paper. The rigid, strong, flat panels are water-resistant and dimensionally stable. Direct sunlight will cause bleaching and degradation of any unprotected foam. Gator-Foam® is not made as an archival product and may emit acidic vapors.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Gator-foam (sp); Gatorplast [Alcan Composites]; Gatorboard
Combustible, producing styrene and carbon monoxide.
May emit acidic vapors.
Gator-Foam® is available in thickness of 1/2", 3/8", 3/4" and 1".
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002
- 3A Composites Product sheet: https://d371dyuip757b1.cloudfront.net/downloads/3A_SalesSheet-GATOR.pdf%7C