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Lightweight, laminated foam panels. Foamboards are typically made with a polystyrene between two coated papers. Some examples of foamboards are Artcare, Fome-Cor®, Gator-Foam®, and Crescent Rag board. Acid-free foam boards are used for matting and mounting works of art.

Synonyms and Related Terms

cartón pluma (Esp.); plaque de plastique expensé (Fr.); foam board; mounting board; Artcare; Fome-Cor®; Gator-Foam®

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002
  • A Glossary of Paper Conservation Terms, Margaret Ellis (ed.), Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York City, 1998

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