Posted on August 1, 2022March 24, 2023 by Dale Phillips Foam Cases Foam Cases by Reagan Cole Originally published as Guild of American Luthiers Data Sheet #62, 1978 These paper-styrene laminates are very strong. I can safely sit on a board made up of 1” foam and two sides of cardboard. It is most convenient to use cloth hinges, elastic, snaps and velcro in your closure system. Styrene laminates also make good forms for laminating forms in vacuum presses. No deformation, as gas pressure in the foam “cells” equal outside air pressure. Suitable glues for styrene foam cores include: white glue, yellow glue, hot melt, pet, ether based impact adhesive (“Styro Bond”). Eposy works, but won’t cut with a hot wire. Become A Member to Continue Reading This Article This article is part of our premium web content offered to Guild members. To view this and other web articles, join the Guild of American Luthiers. Members also receive 4 annual issues of American Lutherie and get discounts on products. For details, visit the membership page. If you are already a member, login for access or contact us to setup your account.