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The weather and moisture resistance of Forex boards make them ideal for outdoor use (e.g., signs, panel advertising, balcony parapets, wall panelling, etc.) and in the building of damp rooms. Because of their sturdiness at such a light weight, their ability to take print and their simple workmanship the boards can be found in use in trade shows and exhibition constructions, as backing for photos, in display and sign production or in the making of room dividers and furniture.
Forex foam boards should be cut using a carbide-tipped circular saw blade with teeth suitable for plastic work. The cutting speed should be up to 3000 m/minute depending on the density and tooth configuration of the saw blade; the feeder rate should be about 30 m/minute.
Metal drill bits and, when larger diameters are required, round hole cutters or centre bits can be utilized. The cutting speed should be between 50 and 300 rev/minute with a feeder rate from 0.3 – 0.5 mm/rev.
Forex foam boards can be painted, screen-printed and varnished. The best method for printing is the silkscreen process or the digital plate printing. Signs based on Forex are usually made with self-adhesive films like Oracal.
Forex sheets can be nailed, screwed, riveted and glued. When gluing is required the likewise named COSMOFEN PLUS HV PVC GLUE is the obvious choice. We will be more than glad to send you further information about working with Forex products.
Forex Classic is a lightweight closed cell PVC free foam sheet. It has an exceptionally fine and homogeneous cell structure and a satiny surface. The sheets come in the following thicknesses:
2 – 4 mm thick: 0.7 g/cm³
5 – 19 mm thick: 0.5 g/cm³
Despite their very light weight the sheets are extremely sturdy, impact resistant, lightfast, weather resistant, flame resistant and self-extinguishing (German construction classification B1 per DIN 4102). The sheets serve as great heat and cold as well as sound insulators. What we have on offer from Forex represents only a portion of their whole range of products.