Tricast

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Tricast is our range of rigid polyurethane (PU) foam sheets with the exception of Tricast 2T which is polyisocyanurate (PIR) foam. The Tricast range is highly versatile offering a variety of possible uses. Commonly used as core materials, ranging in density from 32kg/m3 to 96kg/m3 all densities can be used as shaping media for models or GRP formers, insulation, floatation, even as a structural part of a composite. Tricast is an industry standard moulding material and used in all forms of GRP moulding. Each material density has a range of physical properties, one of which could be suitable for your application. Its high resistance to the more common solvents makes it easy to bond, fill, spray paint finish and laminate.

 

Trident Foams also offers Scoreboard made out of Tricast 4, 5 and 6 available in thicknesses from 6mm to 38mm. Its scoring allows the material to form compound curves when bonding or laminating.

 

Standard sheet sizes for all materials are 2.44M x 1.22M x thickness to order, maximum and minimum thickness vary by product density.

 

With the magic of CNC and 6 axis robots Trident can also produce complex 3 dimensional shapes, if you can provide a CAD model, dimensional drawing, template or even a sketch, Trident can digitise the shape to produce your component in a Tricast foam.

 

Tricast is Ozone friendly and contains no substances alleged to deplete the Ozone Layer.

 

View the safety data sheet here

Tricast 2 – 32Kg/M3 density

Tricast 2 – 32Kg/M3 density

Lightest density polyurethane foam, this is a prime material usually used as insulation, in hand lay composite cores and offers good buoyancy characteristics.

 

  • Light material used in stringers and trapezoidal sections for boat builders, easily shaped
  • Ideal core material to support weight of glass & resin but not load bearing
  • Lightweight and basic core structural material suitable for hand laminating resins
  • Superior buoyancy material for lightweight solid shapes
  • Suitable for refrigeration, doors and panels
  • Maximum block size of 2.44 x 1.22M @ up to 800mm high/deep
  • Effective insulation material

Tricast 2T – 38kg/M3 density

Tricast 2T – 38kg/M3 density

Lightweight PIR (polyisocyanurate) foam with the added advantage of a Class M1, B2 Fire rating making it suitable for shaping and moulding applications with fire resistance requirements.

 

  • Highly flexible uses and easily shaped lightweight core material
  • Class M1 B2 Fire rating for flame retardancy
  • Ideal for buoyancy, theatrical stage sets & models, props models
  • Fine cell material offering good surface finish when modelled
  • Withstands the application of glass & resin at lamination stage
  • Maximum block size of 2.44 x 1.22M @ up to 700mm high/deep
  • Effective insulation material

Tricast 3 – 48kg/M3 density

Tricast 3 – 48kg/M3 density

The lowest density for detailed sculpturing, a lightweight polyurethane foam especially effective either for hand lay up or infusion moulding and good to carve and shape.

 

  • Suitable for vacuum infused moulds of moderate pressure as well as hand lay up
  • Strong thermal insulation properties, easy to carve and shape
  • Suitable for refrigeration doors and panels
  • Withstands the application of glass & resin at lamination stage
  • Maximum block size of 2.44 x 1.22M @ up to 550mm high/deep

Tricast 4 – 64kg/M3 density

Tricast 4 – 64kg/M3 density

The lowest density of the range usually used as a structural core material. Medium density polyurethane foam suitable for GRP composite moulds and panels, easy to shape, offering a stiffer surface finish suitable for vacuum infused moulds and hand lay-up moulding.

 

  • Doors and side impact panels, cabinets & thermally insulated panels
  • Carving of profile shapes, good detail and effective for more complex profiles
  • Available in scoreboard with or without scrim backing
  • Withstands the application of glass & resin at lamination stage
  • Maximum Block size of 2.44 x 1.22M @ up to 400mm high/deep

Tricast 4 Scoreboard

Tricast 4 Scoreboard

Has narrow slots cut partway through on both sides of the sheet to enable it to conform to a compound radius making it easy to fabricate sandwich construction.  During laminating the slots become filled with resin resulting in a solid construction.

Tricast 5 – 80kg/M3 density

Tricast 5 – 80kg/M3 density

A good structural standard medium density polyurethane foam widely used as reinforcement in GRP tooling suitable for GRP composite moulds and good to machine.

 

  • Suitable for vacuum infused moulds
  • Suitable for thicker floors & walkways
  • Good for stiffening load bearing structural areas
  • Available in scoreboard with or without scrim backing
  • Good material choice for models and larger plug moulds
  • Excellent material to machine with good surface finish
  • Maximum block size of 2.44 x 1.22M @ up to 340mm high/deep

 

 

Tricast 5 Scoreboard

Tricast 5 Scoreboard

Has narrow slots cut partway through on both sides of the sheet to enable it to conform to a compound radius making it easy to fabricate sandwich construction.  During laminating the slots become filled with resin resulting in a solid construction.

Tricast 6 – 96kg/M3 density

Tricast 6 – 96kg/M3 density

Our highest density of the Tricast range polyurethane foam suitable for structural work where lightness and strength are equally important with smoother surface and lower resin uptake. Very good to machine and used in boat decks and stiffening structural areas for load bearing purposes.

 

  • Suitable for infused moulds & GRP fabrications
  • Suitable for floors, walkways, steps and platforms
  • Good for stiffening load bearing structural areas
  • Available in scoreboard with or without scrim backing
  • Good surface material for moulds, plugs and good to machine
  • Smooth surface finish and lower resin uptake
  • High strength to weight ratio
  • Carries approvals as a core material for the marine industry
  • Maximum Block of 2.44 x 1.22M @ up to 325mm high/deep

Tricast 6 Scoreboard

Tricast 6 Scoreboard

Has narrow slots cut partway through on both sides of the sheet to enable it to conform to a compound radius making it easy to fabricate sandwich construction.  During laminating the slots become filled with resin resulting in a solid construction.

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