[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
- Website address 1, Website address 1 Comment: http://www.internationalpaper.com/