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Encore - 6/4/2014

IAPD Welcomes EnCore Products, a Division of Elmer's Products, Inc.

The International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD) is pleased to announce that EnCore Products, a Division of Elmer's Products, Inc., a 
manufacturer, has joined the association. The company’s headquarters is located in Statesville, NC, USA. EnCore Products, formerly Hunt Corporation, 
began manufacturing foamboard in 1986. Since then, the company has made investments to improve, expand and grow their foamboard product line. 
Once offering only 3/16" white clay-coated, today EnCore offers an array of thicknesses and products for the framing and sign and display industries. 
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“With more than 30 years of category leadership and strong corporate values, we are dedicated to ensuring we meet our customers’ needs and provide 
quality, environmentally conscious products. We believe our performance-driven products paired with sound environmental practices will yield long-term 
success and enjoyment by generations to come,” said EnCore Products Vice President Constance Henshaw.

“I am pleased to welcome EnCore Products as a new IAPD member,” said IAPD CEO Susan E. Avery, CAE. “IAPD represents that plastics distribution 
supply chain and most importantly, champions the use of plastics in applications and the use of distribution as the way to market. Companies who are 
admitted to IAPD as full members of the association must evidence their commitment to the plastics distribution supply chain. The association will be 
their essential source for networking, training tools, education, information and insight. Through IAPD, they will have access to the thought leaders in the 
plastics distribution industry.”

Encore - 4/18/2013

New Cork Foam Board

Encore Products announces new Cork Foam Board for printing patterns directly via digital wide format print. Print patterns to create designer cork foam 
boards, team logos for wall decor, or monograms to create personalized decorations. The product cuts easily by hand and machine. It features a 3/8" 
thickness so push pins won't damage walls.

Encore - 3/22/2013

New Extreme White Foam Board

Extreme White Foam Board™ combines a resilient polystyrene core with ultra-vibrant bright white paper facers to create a premium imaging surface for 
digital printing, exhibits, painting, screen printing, signage and more. Its bright white surface is whiter than traditional clay-coated foam boards and the 
whiteness enhances the maximum color gamut and black density of printed images.

Available in 1/8", 3/16" and 1/2" thicknesses, Extreme White Foam Board™ is well-suited for hand cutting, diecutting, embossing, scoring and machine 
cutting making it ideal for display manufacturers who demand ease of fabrication with superior image quality.

Extreme White Foam Board™ is lightweight and comes in a wide range of sheet sizes. Custom sheet sizes for volume orders are available on request.

Encore - 5/15/2012

New MightyBull High-Impact Polystyrene Facers

MightyBull™ combines the dense polystyrene core MightyCore® is known for, with bright-white polystyrene facers to create an ultra-durable, all plastic 

Available in 3/16” and 1/2" thicknesses, MightyBull's superior printing performance is outstanding due to excellent ink-holdout, rapid drying and 
consistent surface texture.  Long term durability and stability are byproducts of the pH-neutral, litho-grade, corona treated facers which boast a 
superior bond and chip resistant edges.

Durability, versatility and long-life are MightyBull's value points. The product is intended for digital printers, screen printers, exhibit manufacturers, POP 
displays, signage and other implementations that demand long-term use, ease of fabrication, exposure to modest environmental changes (temperature, 
humidity and light) and more.

Custom colors and sheet sizes are available on request.

Encore - 6/29/2011

New Premium Tac Foam Board from Encore Products

ENCORE, a product leader in the foam board market announces their new high-performance repositionable, pressure sensitive board 
—Premium Tac. 

This peel-and-stick, pH-neutral foam board has superior tacky-ness that lasts longer than traditional rubber-based adhesives making it more 
versatile for repositioning and adjustment when mounting work. Work remains adhered to the surface until ready for removal. The kraft colored 
release liner is silicone treated and moisture resistant, which helps eliminate tunneling in varying climate conditions.

Premium Tac foam board is ideal for mounting posters, photographs, inexpensive prints (including gloss paper), laminated materials and general 
art and craft projects. Once positioned, application of firm pressure to the mounted artwork will secure the bond. Premium Tac is also well-suited 
for cold-mounting applications, can be easily cut by hand or machine and scores well.

Premium Tac is currently available in 3/16" white with a kraft colored peel-n-stick liner. It comes in four sheet sizes (inches): 20 x 30, 24 x 36, 32 x 40 and 
40 x 60. Encore does not recommend Premium Tac for high-value artwork, limited edition prints or items that might need to be removed at a later 

Encore - 5/12/2011

EnCore Up-Sizes Their ½" White Foam Board Collection

EnCore®, known throughout the graphics display industry for quality products that fulfill production needs, announces two new additions to their 
line-up of  1/2” white foam board standard sheet sizes: 60” x 96” and 60” x 120”.

“We’ve had multiple requests for these sizes and decided to provide the marketplace with a larger substrate.  EnCore continues to manufacture a 
consistent ½” thickness and the addition of these two new stocking sizes will allow users to be more economical,” stated Candace Martin, Jr. 
Product Manager, EnCore® Products, a division of Elmer’s Products, Inc.

These ½” white clay-coated foam boards can be used for exhibits, picture framing, litho mounting, painting, air brushing, POP displays, screen printing, 
signs, vinyl lettering, and models.  They are constructed to maintain their structural strength with a resilient polystyrene “memory” core that bounces 
back once cut.

Encore - 5/5/2010

Elmer's To Rebrand Its Commercial Foam Board Substrates Under the ENCORE™ Brand Name

Elmer's is renaming its full range of commercial foam board products under the brand name ENCORE™. The rebranding 
was necessitated by the sale of the Bienfang® fine art paper line which included the trade name.

“With our recent sale of the Bienfang fine art paper line came the need to rename the commercial foam board 
product range of the same name” explained Candace Overcash, Jr. Product Manager at Elmer's. "The brand 
name ENCORE™ is part of an overall effort to strengthen Elmer's position as a leading supplier of high quality 
substrates to the sign, display, and picture framing markets. Our product team was instantly intrigued by the name 
ENCORE™ for its literal connection to our products as well as the idea of retaking the stage to wow the audience.”  

ENCORE has already debuted at ISA. Elmer's will begin using the new ENCORE™ brand name immediately for all 
commercial foam board products previously marketed under the Bienfang® brand including MightyCore®, 
PilloCore®, MightyPrint™ Expressions, SingleStep®, and Black-on-Black® among others. 

The new brand identity is vibrant red with a complementing warm grey.  Brand guidelines and specifications are 
available on request.

ENCORE Products will continue the heritage of quality established by the Bienfang brand. Manufacturing will 
continue unchanged at Elmer’s Statesville, North Carolina facility. Constance Henshaw continues as the Vice 
President of ENCORE™ Products, Roger Lahman of Lahman Associates, LLC as the Western US Territory 
Manager, Otto Witzleb of Witzleb Associates, LLC as the Northeastern US Territory Manager, Susan Snow, 
CPF of Sue Snow & Associates as the Canadian & North Central US Territory Manager, Kerry Bone of KBA 
as the Southeastern US Territory Manager and Joaquim Pires of McKim Group as the International Sales 
Manager.  Debbie Hager and Billy Steele continue to assist with all Customer Service needs.

Product numbers associated with specific products will not change.

Encore - 3/25/2009

NEW MightyPrint-Glossy joins the Bienfang family of MightyCore Foam Boards.

Bienfang, a trusted brand in the graphics display market, announces the newest addition to their respected 
MightyCore family of foam boards MightyPrint™ -Glossy, structured specifically for the digital flatbed printer market. 
MightyCore foam board, already noted for its superior strength and versatility, has now been enhanced with 
white glossy paper, front and back, to allow for  direct digital printing on one or both sides.

"It's the first of its kind," stated Constance Henshaw, Vice President Bienfang Products who described 
MightyPrint-Glossy as a breakthrough in foam board design.  Henshaw continued to note that, "the unique 
properties of MightyPrint™ -Glossy will enable businesses to expand production capabilities by eliminating the 
time-consuming steps of either applying a liquid laminate to the printed board, or printing on high gloss paper 
and mounting to a board."

No other board available today has the rigidity, warp-resistance and dual-sided glossy paper layers required for 
more uniform and economical printing on aisle signs, point-of-purchase displays, kiosks and exhibits.

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