The environmentally friendly version of Foamkore.

Foamkore-Green is an environmentally friendly NAF (no added formaldehyde) product that provides a lightweight panel with structural integrity at a greatly reduced weight. It consists of a Eucalyptus fiber hardboard face with a polystyrene foam core.

Foamkore-Green uses a plantation grown Eucalyptus fiber hardboard face that is managed under environmentally sustainable techniques that have been certified by FSC standards. The core material is polystyrene foam that contains up to 40% post-industrial recycled content that helps reduce the impacts associated with extracting and processing new virgin materials. This core material contains no added formaldehyde.

Foamkore-Green can help provide credit points for the US Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program to provide a qualification for environmentally preferred products. Foamkore-Green assists in qualifying for MR 4.1 and MR 4.2 – products that incorporate recycled materials, EQ 4.4 – wood products containing no added formaldehyde and MR 7.0 – contains wood products from FSC certified forest.

Foamkore-Green provides a weight reduction of 50-80% when compared to particleboard and MDF in 3/4" thickness. A much greater weight reduction is obtained when comparing to thicker materials. This allows for thicker panels to be used where normal heavier panels would be prohibited.

Foamkore-Green will allow for a variety of face materials to be added such as: veneer, laminates, paper, graphics, and other similar thin materials. Balanced construction should be maintained when applying faces. These materials can be applied by hand methods, vacuum press or by cold and hot press methods. When using mechanical presses, care must be taken to ensure minimum pressure and temperature is used correctly. Contact factory for more information on these processes.

Foamkore-Green can also be special ordered with a veneer pre-laminated to the hardboard to produce lightweight architectural panels. The stable Hardboard face provides an excellent surface for veneer application which will provide a high quality finished product. Please contact your distributor or the factory for information on veneer availability and other options.

Foamkore-Green is available with an optional internal edge frame that can allow for more conventional assembly construction methods. Internal bands are available in solid lumber, MDF and particleboard. The configuration on these internal materials can be custom made to match requirements in width, thickness and location. In most applications these materials can also be available in FSC certified product.

Foamkore-Green panels are available in a nominal size of 4' x 8', 4' x 10' and 4' x 12'. Panel thickness can range from 3/4" up to 3" with custom customer thickness easily available.


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“The Kerfkore Foamkore product was the perfect material for the art piece I wanted to create. I needed something that had a physically and visually substantial structure, while being lightweight at the same time and this material had it all. The people at Kerfkore were extremely helpful and excited to help me achieve my vision, working with me to choose the product that would best suit my needs and to have the sheets cut to my particular specifications. Not only was the material's structure perfect, it did not require heavy duty jointing or extra reinforcements; I found that the joints in my sculptures adhered very well with a strong wood glue alone! Once my sculptures were complete, I was able to move them, place them and interact with them in the various environments I chose without any problem - instead of worrying about my sculptures breaking, I needed only to worry whether they would fit in my vehicle. I am really happy to have found and worked with this company ... they were a huge part of my success in this project.”
Amy Snell, Student at Metro State College in Denver, CO