+ GLOSSARY

LIGHTWEIGHT CONSTRUCTION
This method of construction is a blend between dense foam and nylon. The interiors are constructed with a dense EPS foam that is shaped to create a “hard” case. Then we cover the foam with high quality 600 denier nylon to make it appear similar to a bag yet have the rigidity of a hard case.
DENIER NYLON
A strong nylon material that is used in the construction of bags. The higher the number, such as 600-denier, the better the quality. 600-denier is highly tear and water resistant.
G-TOUR
G TOUR is GATOR designed flight cases with heavy duty aluminum extrusions and rugged PVC laminated plywood exterior. All hardware is Pen-Elcom with M.O.L. latches.
EVA ETHYLENE-VINYL ACETATE
EVA is a polymer used to absorb physical shock. Gator uses EVA to give extra protection between foam and nylon along with forming tough contoured molded pieces.
PE- HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE
PE is a rugged plastic material which has a high resistance to impact. PE provides good performance in low temperatures where other plastics would crack and is highly resistant to both chemicals and moisture. Gator uses PE for the products that need to take the hardest beating on the road.
ABS- ACRYLONITRILE BUTADINE STYRENE 
ABS plastic has good impact resistance and impact absorption. It is easily formed to make all shapes and sizes. Gator uses ABS for the cases that are designed to offer strong hard case protection but do not need the extreme durability of PE.
EPS FOAM – EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE 
EPS is a thermal plastic material. It is formed to make a dense foam that is ideal for creating form fit protection for the product. Gator uses EPS to create case interiors and structures.
ROTO-MOLD
The rotational molding process is a high temperature, low pressure plastic forming process that uses heat and biaxial rotation (i.e. rotation on two axes) to produce hollow, one piece parts. Gator utilizes roto-molding for large format products that required form fitting capabilities.
M.O.L.
Gator terminology to define the biggest and best latch out there. The “Mother Of-A Latch”