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#1 Will J. Lokken

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 10:01 AM

Hi guys,

I'm a big fan of using bead board as a bounce material, but sometimes it can be difficult when the gaffer in a new country doesn't know what a bead board is.
Sometimes, the material I end up with is a different, harsher material, which renders light less soft.

So, I was hoping someone in here could help me clear up my confusion between the many names,

Is there anywhere I can read and get good information about the difference between the following?

-styrofoam

-polystyrene

-- expanded polystyrene

-- extruded polystyrene

-poly (I'm guessing it is short for polystyrene)

-beadboard

-foam core

 

Any help would be much appreciated,

Thanks,


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#2 JD Hartman

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 10:08 AM

Extruded Polystyrene is Depron.

http://www.depronfoa..._is_depron.html

 

Expanded Poly and beadboard are the same.  White one side, usually foil covered on the other, various thicknesses.  It's a type of insulating sheathing.

 

Foamcore

Sorry. crap-o-pedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foamcore


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#3 Edward Lawrence Conley III

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 12:32 PM

Search around Film Tools for USA terms.

 

 

http://www.filmtools...1beadboard.html

 

http://www.filmtools...core&page_num=2


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#4 Will J. Lokken

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 02:02 PM

Thanks guys,

So from what I can see,

Bead board = Styrofoam Board = Expanded Poly
Depron = Extruded Polystyrene

Does that look correct?

Foam Core.. is still a bit unclear 

I have some pictures, do you know which is which?

Here


 


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#5 Edward Lawrence Conley III

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 02:32 PM

Those all look like  a version of the Beadboad-Styrofoam.

 

Foamcore is a smooth surface. It is usually used as a backing for mounting artwork, photos and anything else you need displayed.


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#6 Will J. Lokken

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 04:57 PM

Oh no, that's even worse :)


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