General Plastics Mfg. Co.
4910 Burlington Way
Tacoma , WA 98409 US
LAST-A-FOAM FR-6700 Aerospace Grade Series
LAST-A-FOAM FR-6700 is a flame-retardant rigid foam for aircraft composite core withstands process temperatures up to 250°F. Excellent for models and design prototypes, vacuum-form dies and mold patterns, and honeycomb edge closeout.
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