Because we are the only foamboard manufacturer in the UK who can make to measure !



During this troubled Corona virus period, the Airplac® foamboard factory in Leigh on Sea is open every day making top class
foamboard panels for the Sign and Display market in the UK.



We make « Specials » every day

• You need a Quotation ? 

Ask your merchant to call us with your precise specifications and we will provide a price within 1 hour.


• You need a lead-time ?

Our lead-times are short because we manufacture to order. When you request a quotation, you will also get a lead-time.


• Optimising the transport costs ?

As often as possible, we cut the pallet to correspond with the size of panel that you have ordered. This reduces the transport costs.

• Carbon footprint optimisation ?

By manufacturing Just in Time, Just what you require, Airplac® foamboard minimises the carbon footprint of the production and logistics processes.


• Made in the UK :

we have been manufacturing foam board in the UK for almost 20 years. Our production capacity enables us to offer the most competitive prices for Specials cut to size directly during the manufacturing process.



Airplac® foam board surfing successfully


The Airplac® team returned to exhibit at FESPA in Munich meeting over 200 customers and prospects from 50 countries during the week!


Our successful surfing stand design gave visitors a chance to smile and think about summer holidays. The colourful fun theme stopped people in their tracks, proving once again that when Airplac® foam board meets creativity, great printing and cutting competence, it’s a perfect solution to grab attention.


Our colourful and eye grabbing design showed off the full potential of using Airplac® foam board for visual merchandising projects, exhibition graphics and window displays.


Making its debut at this year’s exhibition was our new Airplac®PRINTFOAM. This new 100% recyclable panel was the show stopper, ticking all the right boxes for companies with a commitment to sustainable development. This new light weight panel provides the user with a smooth white surface with an anti-static agent ideal for digital printing. Airplac®PRINTFOAM is available in 10mm and suitable for indoors or outdoors.



18th February 2019.



CreativeWorld 2019

Once again the Airplac® team returned to exhibit this year at Creativeworld. This international exhibition is the biggest and most important trade fair for the fields of
hobbies, graphic artists, arts & crafts and decorative handicrafts; the ideal place to show off our creative foam board ideas!


This year our stand was encased in a foam board brick wall, which created an urban rustic atmosphere; this was a perfect for exhibiting the launch of our step by steps and showcasing our Airplac®STREET.

Our eye grabbing huge Rhino showed of what could be done on our Airplac®STREET panels, painted by a leading French graffiti artist La Coulure; drawing many visitors to the stand.

The launch of our Step-by-Step guides went well and got many visitors thinking just what you can do with foam board; from crafters to home décor specialists they all love the ideas shown.

We will return next year for Creativeworld 2020, to make another impression with Airplac® foam board!


31st January 2018.



Airplac® UK foam board manufacturer becomes a member of POPAI


Leigh on Sea, UK: January 2018 – Emball’Iso-M2 limited UK manufacturer of Airplac® foam board, is proud to announce its new membership and affiliation with Point of Purchase Advertising International (POPAI).


Established in 1936, POPAI is the global association for the research and promotion of the in-store marketing industry conducting continuous research programs and has more than 1,400 International companies includes leading creators, manufacturers, buyers and users.

 “We are looking forward to being long-term partners with this exciting and innovative organization.” Charlotte Anderson, Commercial Marketing Manager for Airplac®, “Building our profile and network with POPAI, is bringing exciting times for Airplac® foam board”.





 31st October 2017.



Emball’Iso-M2 Airplac® obtains ISO 9001:2015 certification


Leigh on Sea, UK: October 2017 – Emball’Iso-M2 Limited, manufacturer of Airplac® foam board, is pleased to announce its recent achievement in obtaining ISO 9001:2015 by IMS Reliance Limited in Chelmsford.

Emball’Iso-M2 previously maintained ISO 9001:2008 certification since December 2012.


The ISO 9001:2015 certification promotes the development of continual improvement, customer satisfaction, traceability and international best practices within the Emball’Iso-M2 organization for their Airplac® foam board as well as their medical cool boxes. Emball’Iso-M2 aims to provide clients with the highest quality of foam board. The ISO certification means clients can have increased confidence in their Airplac® foam board and the service provided.


Emball’Iso-M2 Limited General Manager, Jean-Marc Leroy said: “This certification is a testament to our strong focus on quality and an integral part of our continuous improvement culture. By meeting the criteria for this standard, Emball’Iso-M2 demonstrates our commitment to our Airplac® customers and to our quality processes.”


In September 2015, the International Organisation for Standardisation released a new revision of the ISO 9001 standard, giving ISO 9001:2008 certified organisations three years to transition. With over a million certificates issued globally, ISO 9001 helps organisations demonstrate that they can offer products and services of consistently good quality to their customers. It also acts as a tool to streamline processes and make them more efficient at what they do.





February 2017




Charlotte Anderson joins the Airplac® team in the UK as Commercial Marketing Manager


Emball’Iso-M2 ltd, is delighted to announce the appointment of Charlotte Anderson to the newly created position of Commercial Marketing Manager.  Emball’Iso-M2 ltd is the only manufacturer of Foam Board in the UK.


Bringing over a decade of marketing experience, Charlotte will be applying her extensive skills to the business and will be over seeing the marketing, key communication and strategic business relationships within the UK and Ireland.


 “I am very pleased to be joining Emball’Iso-M2 at this time of great opportunity.” Says Miss Anderson, “working with the team to build even more creative marketing ideas and build our important business relationships which will further drive awareness and engagement to a great range of products."


A new product program with three new Airplac® foam board panels will be launched in 2017. She believes that there is an outstanding opportunity to market and sell a creative product which has unique attributes.


At Emball’Iso-M2 ltd, Charlotte will have an important role in developing awareness and use of the Airplac® brand of foam board both in the Print and POS sector. The Airplac®PREMIER line of foam board has become a standard for indoor hanging signs in retail environments. The Airplac®VISUAL and Airplac®EXPO lines on extra-rigid foam with extra white surface liners are high end indoor panels that have a loyal following. Charlotte is looking forward to the challenge of launching the Airplac®CARTRIGE and PLASTIMO extra rigid panels special surface coatings. The appeal of foam board and demonstrating the applications that correspond with the huge opportunities that flat-bed printing and cutting machines offer the Airplac® brand.



The Airplac® Team will participate at the FESPA Trade Fair in Berlin,

 from the 15th to the 18th of May.


FESPA is the market leading exhibition for speciality printers, embracing signage and graphics. It is the top spot for meeting all the most important actors in the wide format digital and silk-screen printing universe.


From 15 – 18 May on the Airplac® stand D30 in Hall 1.1, you will discover the great foam board ideas we have come to show you. Right now, we will only reveal the general theme of the décor: Surfing at the beach !




Airplac® will make a great impression at Fespa in Berlin !


The show will be a great place to meet and to show you our new Airplac®BLACK Plus panel that is 10mm thick, extra – rigid 100% solid black virgin styrene foam with a matt black paper liner that is elegantly under-stated. Airplac®BLACK Plus is available in our largest sizes with a width of 1524mm.


If you would like to avail of some free entry passes to the show, please  click-here !


Looking forward to meeting you on our stand at Fespa




New: Airplac® launches Airplac®BLACK Plus, the new all black foam board panel in 10mm thickness

Airplac®BLACK Plus is now available in our catalogue ! The light and extra-rigid 10mm panel with a solid black core and matt black liners, combines quality and refinement.


Airplac®BLACK Plus, it is also:

• 100% Virgin Styrene dyed solid black

• Highly compression resistant

• pH neutral surface for extra durability

• Indoor applications

• A perfect panel for exhibition graphics, hanging signs and mounting




Légende : Sizes hold in stock, with their packaging. Other sizes until 1524x3050mm, within 3 weeks lead-time.


Creative World 2018 : Craft and Fun for all Seasons !

For the Airplac® team, Creative World is all about expressing imagination. Every year we try to amaze everybody who visits our stand. In January 2018 we designed the stand around the theme “Craft for all Seasons”. It was a complete success in that almost every visitor took photos and commented on the wealth of ideas.


All the walls of the stand were covered with special Silver foam board panels and the 26m² looked double the size. Centre-stage was an enormous Box pallet - 2m50 x 1m50 x 1m30 in dimension. The 4 side panels with the lettering “Craft for all Seasons” were designed by Design Studio TRUC in Paris and showed all the Fun that can be had and communicated with our new Airplac®CREATIVE panel. (Three of the side panels were reserved by Customers who wanted to replicate the ideas in their Showrooms). On top of the box pallet, we presented amusing DIY creations that were that were made by our local artist, Régine Chaptal. (Click here for more information about Airplac®CREATIVE).


Our street-art partner, La Coulure collective in Lyon, joined in the fun by painting a series of panels on the 4 season’s theme and designing and painting a beautiful work of art to hide an ugly pillar on the stand.


We met many loyal customers and made new friends at the Show. Many thanks to all who participated and looking forward to seeing you again next year.


Do you know someone who dreamed of a foam board that they could draw on with markers or paint on with acrylics? Someone who wondered if there was a board that they could cut into different shapes and make rounded edges for artistic shapes? Yes everyone who wondered where they could find something that would be more robust than a sheet of paper and more rigid than a canvas has now got a solution at hand. The Airplac® team, specialists in traditional foam boards have invented a new Fun Board called: Airplac®CREATIVE.



Airplac®CREATIVE is a lightweight panel with a plastic surface that cuts easily with a cutter and even with a hot wire cutting tool. Rigid and robust, it is perfect for DIY and decorative activities. Its smooth surface is good for acrylic paint and all types of markers. As it is waterproof, it can be dunked or floated on aquatic surfaces – just be careful to use waterproof inks if you want a floating sculpture.


Airplac®CREATIVE is an extremely versatile solution for people who want to paint, draw, cut and create things. The 50x70 cm size can be cut to smaller sizes or two or more panels can be stuck together to make a bigger panel if that is what’s called for. Our local artist, Régine Chaptal, was completely taken by our new Fun Board and told us that it really inspired her DIY works on the 4 seasons theme. Click here to see photos of some of Régine’s creations.


Airplac®CREATIVE :

a new fun board for DIY and painting enthusiasts



Airplac® the leading French foam board brand will be exhibiting
at the Creative World Trade Fair in Frankfurt from 27 - 30 January 2018.

It is the most important professional show in Europe for Fine art and Hobby craft markets. Over 330 exhibitors will take part and among them the Airplac® Team, who will launch the new Airplac®CREATIVE foam board.

Airplac®CREATIVE is destined to be the most versatile foam board ever. The core is a high density polystyrene foam which is very robust. The traditional surface liner has been replaced with a high-tech liner that is tear-proof, water-proof and is designed to be painted on. It has excellent cutting properties. Hot wire cutting tools as well as standard cutters can be used. From designers to ardent hobby crafters, all will agree that Airplac®CREATIVE is a lightweight panel that brings foam board into the 21st century.


We will also present Airplac®BLACK PLUS, a 10mm thick extra rigid panel with solid black foam.


We would love to meet you in Frankfurt  in Hall 4.1, stand J10. The Airplac® stand has been designed around a 4 seasons DIY theme with a magnificent range of objects created especially for the Show using Airplac®CREATIVE panels.



Communiqué de presse, le 29/05/2017

FESPA 2017 : The Airplac® stand was a Show-stopper with its eye-catching and intriguing décors…



As ever, the Airplac® team participated in the FESPA trade show. The FESPA is the biggest international event for wide format covering both silk screen printing and digital imaging.



The Airplac® brand launched 2 new rigid foam board substrates. Airplac®PLASTIMO, which has very qualitative print results, and Airplac®CARTRIGE is an extra-rigid panel with a very good price / performance ratio.


The stand was devoted to creating a New-York atmosphere with colourful sophisticated decors. Visitors appreciated the printing and the cutting quality of our panels. Some decors had strips of led lights inserted that flickered with multiple colours. Visitors noted that the Statue of Liberty  - more than 2 meters high- kept its shape all during the trade fair. A trio of ladies with hand bags, printed recto-verso and with printed high and low pedestals to create a 3D effect: a really stunning visual impact. No wonder that the early bird customers grabbed at the chance to have these decors sent on to them for their showrooms.

Many thanks to the Lipps Pro printers in Lyon for the great job printing and cutting these décors on their Arizona printer and Zünd cutting machine.


Let’s rendez-vous in May next year, in Berlin, for the 2018 FESPA.




Creative World 2017 : New Street panel in New York decor !


The Airplac®Team had great ambitions for the Creative World Show in Frankfurt. The whole stand was devoted to the launch of the Airplac®STREET panel for street artists and the world of graffiti ! As New York is the erstwhile capital of Street Art we decided to spend the show in the ambiance of the Big Apple and every décor was made with Airplac® foam board ! Our panels were perfect for expressing our ideas ! Robust, lightweight, perfect for digital printing and cutting as well as spray painting and markers by the best brands… All the qualities that are perfect for a magical trade fair stand – the artists among us were amazed at the result.



We met hundreds of people – visitors, loyal customers and artists. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm that is so inspiring!

We look forward to a great year together and RDV again in January 2018!



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