Tacoma, Washington -- General Plastics Manufacturing Co. has named TC Services as its distributor of high-density polyurethane foam tooling and modelling boards in the Upper Midwest. Under the agreement, TC Services will supply customers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota with General Plastics' Last-A-Foam brand FR-4500, FR-4700 high-temperature and FR 7100 product lines.
Welcoming TC Services to the distributor team, General Plastics president Bruce Lind said, "Our distributors are carefully selected based on numerous criteria, but paramount is their ability to meet the needs of our customers."
Lind said General Plastics sees strong synergy with TC Services' portfolio of tooling, design and prototyping products, as well as its knowledge of the market. The company feels the agreement accelerates delivery to customers in the region while reducing shipping costs. Customers will benefit from responsive service and ready technical expertise to help them select, specify and utilise the right Last-A-Foam products for their particular application and project.
• Last-A-Foam FR-4500 Tooling Boards are tough, high-density PU substrates used in making master models, mould and foundry patterns, and composite tooling - applications in which a uniform, grain-free, dimensionally stable machineable material is desired.
• Last-A-Foam FR-4700 High-Temperature Tooling Board is a rigid hybrid that accommodates temperatures of up to 400 deg F. It is designed for prototype machining, prepreg composite layup tooling, vacuum-form tooling, tool proofing, pattern making and master model making.
• Last-A-Foam FR-7100 PU foam offers a fine, consistent cell structure that is easily finished or painted using virtually any material. It is suitable as a composite core in a wide variety of applications.
"We look for distribution partners like TC Services who provide true service excellence, not simply warehouse ability," said Lind. "As an extension of our company, we count on our distributors to know their markets and the ins and outs of our products so they can solve their customers' challenges."
Tacoma, Washington-based General Plastics makes rigid and flexible PU foam products, which include its signature Last-A-Foam products and build-to-print composite parts. These are exported to 25-plus countries for the aerospace and defence, nuclear containment, composite core, prototype and modeling, construction, dimensional signage, testing, marine, solar and wind energy industries.
Its products are made to ISO 9001:2008/AS9100C and meet demanding quality systems such as NQA-1, Mil-I-45208A and Boeing Company D6-82479.