Handling & Installation


FOAM-X® boards are carefully packed in special corrugated cardboard boxes. The boxes are marked with detailed instructions on proper handling of FOAM-X®.


Carrying small format FOAM-X® boxes is easily doable. For safety reasons, we recommend that large format boxes are always moved by two persons. Special transport aids, either integrated in the boxes or available as accessories, are also available. When using forklift trucks, always set the forks wide apart and apply extra diligence when passing through gates and doorways.

Unpacking boards

Boxes should always be opened carefully. Clean hands during unpacking as well as during processing of the boards are important in order to keep the surfaces clean. The easiest way to achieve this is by wearing white cotton gloves which helps to avoid any grip marks and prevents the surfaces from grease and dirt.


FOAM-X® boards can be stored just like paper and should always be stored at a dry place, protected from coldness and preferably flat. Prior to use, it is recommended that the boards are acclimatised to workroom conditions. This is especially important before direct printing and mounting jobs.

Disposal of cuts

3A Composites GmbH, Osnabrück disposes of production waste and cut-off in a thermal recycling plant. You may also dispose of your FOAM-X® cut-offs as normal household waste.

TIPP: Even very small FOAM-X® oddments can be used as distance pieces, keys or spatula.