Kerfed Foamkore-Green

The environmentally friendly and bendable version of Foamkore.

Kerfed Foamkore-Green combines the lightweight advantages of Foamkore-Green with the bend ability of Kerfkore to produce a structural lightweight bendable panel. It gives the fabricator the ability to create curves needed by his customer but at a much reduced weight for applications that are normally extremely difficult to achieve.

Kerfed Foamkore-Green consists of a NAF (No Added Formaldehyde) .080 hardboard face material with a polystyrene core that contains no formaldehyde. This environmentally friendly product can help qualify for LEED credits MR 4.1, MR 4.2 and EQ 4.4. Because the wood fiber face materials are FSC certified, the product can provide LEED credit MR 7.0 for chain of custody of sustainable products.

Kerfed Foamkore-Green is constructed by capturing a lightweight polystyrene foam core with higher density face panels and then kerfing one side to provide a strong lightweight bendable panel with excellent structural integrity. The core material is extruded polystyrene foam (XPS) that is closed cell in structure and provides the stable lightweight center. The hardboard face allows the panel to bend while still maintaining a stable surface to apply many different face materials.

Kerfed Foamkore-Green can be fabricated and formed into fixed curved items as with our other kerfed products. Attachment to a ribbed frame by glue and clamps allows the panel to take on the desired shape the project requires. It can also be formed by simply gluing a backing sheet to the rib side of the product while it is bent into the correct shape. Rigid setting glue is recommended on both of these methods.

Kerfed Foamkore-Green stable hardboard face allows for painting or other face material applications with contact adhesive. Weight reduction of over 60% is easily achieved when compared to other similar size products.

Kerfed Foamkore-Green allows for a variety of face materials to be added such as veneer, laminates, vinyl, paper and other thin materials. It provides an excellent product for elevated applications such as signs, curved beams, ceilings, columns, wall panels and other weight concerning areas. The product is designed to be bent or fabricated prior to face attachment. A radius of 8" is obtainable.

Kerfed Foamkore-Green panels are available in a nominal panel size of 4'X8' and 4'X10' in 3/4" thickness.

Kerfed Foamkore-Green projects are much easier and safer by using this lightweight product. It is excellent for applications such as ceiling panels, wall panels, exhibit and display materials, signage and other applications where weight is a concern.

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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