There are significant changes underway in the supply of Styrofoam the market leading extruded polystyrene. During 2018 Dow Chemical will cease the manufacture of blue Styrofoam and replace with a new improved product called Xenergy Styrofoam. This product will be grey in colour and offer the same mechanical properties but will provide improved thermal performance. The process of winding down stocks of blue Styrofoam is already underway with some grades already exhausted such as RTM, these will be supplied in the new improved grade of Xenergy. Other grades will be phased in over coming months. Full technical data sheets on the new improved product are available to download here and here.
The only limit to Craftfoam is your imagination!
Craftfoam is a strong yet lightweight material which can be cut, sanded, planed and painted to create striking models, creative craft projects or professional product prototypes.
The uniform small cell structure of Craftfoam, which is made from extruded polystyrene, guarantees the best finish for your project. Craftfoam offers a smooth surface which is ideal for painting and is also suitable for use with some pastes and resins.
The high rigidity of Craftfoam means that it can easily be cut, shaped and modelled using a variety of tools. It is suitable for use with hand or powered knives and saws, drills and routers and a wide range of adhesives. This really does mean that the only limit to what you can achieve with Craftfoam is your imagination!
Craftfoam is available to buy from our website in handy sheet sizes and a range of thicknesses, with a choice of either blue or green colours. We can deliver to any location anywhere in the UK or you can collect your order from our dedicated warehouse in Sheffield, just off the M1 motorway.
If you’re in need of a little inspiration for your next craft or model making project, take a look at our Inspiration Station for Craftfoam ideas, tips and how-to guides.
Get Creative with Craftfoam
Craftfoam is popular with crafters, model makers, product designers, architects, flower arrangers and even cake decorators!
The sky is the limit with Craftfoam as it can be cut, sanded, planed and painted to create just about anything!
Popular with model makers, architects and product designers, the inherent strength of Craftfoam and its smooth, versatile surface means that it can be crafted to make intricate models and finished to a professional standard using paints, pastes and resin materials.
Craftfoam is the material of choice for many florists thanks to its excellent moisture resistant and the fact that it is strong yet extremely lightweight. Craftfoam is also ideal for cake decorators for creating dummy cakes, either to showcase their work or to create fabulous multiple tier cakes for decoration.
Craftfoam is not strictly for the professionals, of course. Many hobbyists make use of Craftfoam for a wide range of projects and it is widely used in schools for creating eyecatching children’s art. It’s simple and easy to create models, stamps, masks and much more. To help you get the most out of Craftfoam, we have created a helpful blog packed full of hints, tips and how-to guides for all sorts of projects.
Craftfoam is available in handy sheet sizes, a range of thicknesses and with a choice of either blue or green coloured material, so no matter what your project, we have a solution to suit your needs.