In short, PlastiCure!
Many customers are looking for a more durable surface for foam inlays and ShadowBoards used for tool control. A typical option considered is the peel-and-stick plastic applied to the top of the foam before milling. The problem we have seen with peel-and-stick plastic is that it will de-laminate from the foam.
In our effort to provide a unique solution to the more durable top layer question OSAAP has developed PlastiCure. Using our standard two color LD45 Zotefoam we cure the black top layer with a proprietary curing process and change the phase of the polyethylene from a foam appearance to a plastic appearance.
After the curing process the top layer of our foam is rigid with a noticeably higher resistance to scratching and tearing. All the foam fibers that resulted from the milled process are removed and the edges of the foam are rounded over.
- Reduces any FOD concerns by removing all loose fibers from the top layer of the foam
- Increases resistance to scratching and tearing
- The foam can no longer be Laser Texted; the plastic-like surface does not react to the laser.
See this web page for the most current information on this topic - https://www.osaapamerica.com/products/materials/plasticure/