3A Composites USA Inc.

Gatorfoam Exterior, Omni-Flute Colors to be Highlighted at 2011 SGIA Expo

3A Composites USA will display its latest product offerings at the 2011 SGIA Expo Oct. 19-21 in New Orleans. Gatorfoam Exterior , a tough new Gator board that is designed to stand up to the elements in exterior graphic displays and signage, and new colors in the Omni-Flute fluted polypropylene line will be highlighted at the 3A Composites USA Booth No. 2311 in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Gatorfoam Exterior now is available in the Bright White color in 48-inch by 96-in sheets in the 1-inch, 1.5-inch and NEW 2-inch thicknesses. Gatorfoam Exterior also is available as a custom order in the 3-inch thickness in Bright White 48-inch by 96-inch sheets. Non-stocked Bright White inventory thicknesses of less than 1 inch also may be custom ordered.

Gatorfoam consists of polystyrene foam bonded between two layers of wood-fiber veneer laminate. This unique construction makes Gatorfoam rigid yet lightweight and warp-resistant; its surface also is exceptionally smooth and strong, offering superior dent- and scratch-resistance. To enhance its weather performance, Gatorfoam Exterior is manufactured with a specially formulated adhesive that improves both bond strength and moisture resistance. This adhesive reduces the chance of delamination when Gatorfoam Exterior is exposed to outdoor conditions, including heat, cold and humidity. Gatorfoam Exterior has been tested according to ASTM D1183 C in temperatures ranging from minus 70 degrees to 160 degrees Fahrenheit and in the combination of high heat and humidity (100 F with 95 percent relative humidity).

Omni-Flute fluted polypropylene sheets are now available in a virtual rainbow of colors with the recent addition of new Red, Dark Green, Dark Blue, Light Blue and Gray colors to the previously introduced Bright White, Black, Natural (clear) and Yellow sheets for a total of nine color choices in the Omni-Flute line.

Omni-Flute was introduced in 2010 for creating cost-effective short-term signage and point-of-purchase displays. It is produced with the latest technology and equipment and has been engineered specifically for graphic display applications. Omni-Flute is geometrically square and color consistent. It features a smooth, treated surface that accepts direct digital printing and screen-printing applications as well as paint. Omni-Flute can be die-cut and knife-cut and accepts repositionable vinyl graphics. And, Omni-Flute is fully recyclable.

Omni-Flute is available in both standard and custom-ordered sheet sizes.