[Monsanto Co., St. Louis, MO] A registered trademark for an acid-free laminated foam. Fome-Cor® is made from a rigid polystyrene core laminated with paper or plastic on both sides. The rigid, strong, flat panels are water-resistant and dimensionally stable. Direct sunlight will cause bleaching and degradation of any unprotected foam. Even though the foam is acid-free, the wood fiber paper may emit small amounts of organic acids, such as acetic acid. Fome-Cor® has been used as a protective backing for paintings.
Synonyms and Related Terms
FomeCor (sp); Foam Cor (sp); Foam-Cor (sp); mounting board; polystyrene core board; foamboard
Hazards and Safety
Combustible, producing styrene and carbon monoxide. Deteriorates when exposed to ultraviolet radiation.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002
- Reed Kay, The Painter's Guide To Studio Methods and Materials, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1983 Comment: p. 90
- Book and Paper Group, Paper Conservation Catalog, AIC, 1984, 1989
- External source or communication Comment: Submitted information: Christine Bird, November 2007
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000