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View Poll Results: How much foam do you consume?
1 bundle or less per year 83 33.88%
1-2 bundles per year 98 40.00%
2-6 bundles per year 42 17.14%
1-2 bundles per month 7 2.86%
2-4 bundles per month 4 1.63%
4 or more bundles per month 11 4.49%
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Old Dec 31, 2011, 09:08 PM
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Put me in for a box.
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Old Dec 31, 2011, 10:08 PM
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Hi

Another lurker/follower here. I would be interested in a box of foam dependent upon the final price. I realize nothing comes for free, I just dont want to be abused and feel like smokin' a cig afterwards if you know what I mean

I dont mind paying extra for a truly good product. So I will toss my hat into the foamy pool . Please email me thru RCU with the details for methods of payment and costs per package/ bundle

I will let my fellow foamy flyers know about this.

I was just wondering, Why not use the foam material itself to construct the packaging? When you receiver your goodies you can use the packaging box for smaller parts/pieces in your projects? Less waste, better use of resources...

Just A Crazy Thought

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Old Jan 01, 2012, 11:35 AM
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i'm down for a box too. Phil
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Old Jan 01, 2012, 12:53 PM
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Wow! We sure have a bunch of enthusiastic potential users. But, it's still a bit early.
First we have to get a quote that allows us to offer a reasonable price. Then the sample run, to verify that we have the product right. Only after that happens can we start accepting commitments via PayPal payments.

We wil announce availability here on this thread first. So, if you want to among the first to have this foam stay tuned.
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Old Jan 01, 2012, 03:07 PM
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Could you give us a rough ETA? I've been holding off buying foam for some large scale models to build during winter. I can't wait much longer so if this is over a month wait, let us know please.
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Old Jan 01, 2012, 03:17 PM
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I was just wondering, Why not use the foam material itself to construct the packaging? When you receiver your goodies you can use the packaging box for smaller parts/pieces in your projects? Less waste, better use of resources...

Just A Crazy Thought

Carlos G
Not at all a crazy thought. Right now we are expecting boxing will be about the same cost and less labor for us. In addition we think it offers better protection for the product, partly because the shippers are set up to handle boxes. The decision rests on the quote responses we get. It's a business decision that will be driven by perceived cost and value. Right now card board has the edge. But foam could win out, especially if we end up with a free supply of "roughed up foam" from the manufacturers processing (bundling and skidding).

Thanks for the suggestion. We can use all the good ideas we can get.
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Old Jan 01, 2012, 03:31 PM
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Could you give us a rough ETA? I've been holding off buying foam for some large scale models to build during winter. I can't wait much longer so if this is over a month wait, let us know please.
There are many unknowns in the time line. And, considering how long it has taken just to get the manufacturer to indicate they will provide a quote, my guess is it will be over a month, but it could be faster if things fall in line. For the record, I tend to be rather cautious about estimating time requirements.
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Old Jan 01, 2012, 09:49 PM
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I'll be interested in a box of foam also.
send me a PM please.
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Old Jan 02, 2012, 12:13 AM
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Definitely put me in for a box. I'm more than interested.
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Old Jan 09, 2012, 08:03 AM
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Letting folks know that a new company has been formed, Model Plane Foam Inc., and details are being worked out for the sample run of material. More information to follow.

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Old Jan 09, 2012, 11:42 AM
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I am getting real close to needing more foam.
It'll be order dependent but it's either you guys or Depron.

After clearing my Holiday backlogs the cookie jar is looking sparse.

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Old Jan 09, 2012, 12:13 PM
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Model Plane Foam INC. will send Bob a PM.
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Old Jan 09, 2012, 12:32 PM
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Interested in building with New foam other than FFF.
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Old Jan 09, 2012, 01:24 PM
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I am excited about what is happening. Ever since seeing the material that Hippo got from Adams. We are now waiting for some detail information from them before we give the green light to produce. When it comes available will depend on their production schedule.

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Old Jan 09, 2012, 01:36 PM
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I'm eagerly waiting!
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