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[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 available in thickness of 1/2", 3/8", 3/4" and 1". It is not made as an archival product and may emit acidic vapors.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Gatorfoam (sp); Gatorplast [Alcan Composites]

Hazards and Safety

Combustible, producing styrene and carbon monoxide.

May emit acidic vapors.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Pam Hatchfield, Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002