This product also called “balsa foam” (it is the same). It is a phenolic foam and can be used for similar purposes as Construction Foam, although it is somewhat more rigid and resistant than the other one. Both these foams can be combined and they perfectly supplement each other. Carving Foam has a density of 10 Pcf (pounds per cubic feet). Like the Construction Foam, it can also be combined with cork, plastic, metal or whatever you want to represent architectural elements on a facade or inside a house or any other structure.
The size of this product is the same as A4-paper or 305x228mm and is 10mm thick.
It fits perfectly and its lack of ‘memory’ or rebound effect makes the carving remain permanent. It can be easily cut with a sharp cutter or a small saw. For carving you can use any cutting or pressure instrument. The surface can be sanded if you require a very smooth finish. This material can be glued with PVA glue or cyanoacrylate gel adhesive (only to join various pieces of Carving Foam). Carving Foam can be painted with acrylic paints. If a spray primer is used, there is no problem and it is very comfortable.
Carving Foam is non-toxic, but it is not advisable to breath in the dust.