A new lightweight cost-effective alternative to traditional panels.

Foamkore consists of a balanced constructed foam board that provides a structural panel with greatly reduced weight. It consists of a polystyrene foam core and thin rigid face materials.

Foamkore is constructed by capturing a polystyrene foam core with higher density face panels to provide a strong lightweight panel with structural integrity. Two core materials are available in this product. One is an extruded polystyrene foam (XPS) and the other an expanded polystyrene foam (EPS) that are both closed cell in structure and will provide a consistent and uniform surface to machine. The (EPS) foam does however offer a more affodable cost due to the different manufacturing processes. Both core products have similar density properties and contain no added formaldehyde.

Foamkore provides up to 80% reduced weight when compared to conventional panels of plywood, particleboard, and MDF. Thicker panels can be used to give the look desired without the increased weight. This reduced weight allows the panels to be safely used in areas where traditional panels would be questionable.

Foamkore is available with numerous thin face materials. These include Hardboard, MDF, Luan Plywood, Poplar Plywood, TFM, Painted, Printed, and other wood fiber based materials as needed.

The Foamkore rigid face materials provide the ability to use conventional methods of attachment. The use of glue, staples, nails, screws, and other similar fasteners will allow the panel to be physically and structurally attached to other materials.

Foamkore's balanced panel allows for a variety of face materials to be added such as veneer, laminates, paper, graphics, and other thin materials. To keep the balanced construction similar materials should be added to both sides. The panel provides the ability to apply a variety of edging options including edge insert, outer edge band and conventional edge banding.

Foamkore panels are available with an optional internal edge band that can allow for more conventional assembly construction methods. Internal bands are available in solid lumber, MDF and particleboard. The configuration on these internal material can be custom made to match requirements in width, thickness and location.

Foamkore is available with certain face materials as an FSC® certified product. Please contact the factory for construction and size availability.

Foamkore panels are available in nominal panel size of 4'X8'. Panels are available in thicknesses from 3/4" up to 3". Optional custom sizes are available up to 5'X12' with hardboard and fiberboard faces. Other custom sizes and face options are available upon request.


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“[Kerfkore] is easier than cutting/kerfing ourselves. Great product and easy to use.”
Kevin Groenke, University of Minnesota, College of Design