AIREX® PXw - fiber-reinforced sheet of structural foam

AIREX® PXw is a closed-cell, fiber-reinforced urethane foam with special formulation that offers significant advantages in comparison to conventional sandwich core materials. A special manufacturing process is used to evenly distribute continuous fiberglass filaments with mesh in the foam. This creates a product with increased bending resistance and rigidity, which enables utilization with and without face sheets. The foam is dimensionally stable, maintains stiffness even when subject to moisture and is resistant to chemicals and high temperatures.

AIREX® PXw is an ideal core material for static applications requiring a high level of rigidity or as a substitute for wood and plywood.

Applications
  • Ship and boat construction (floors, bulkhead, transom, stringers, engine bases, cover panels, local reinforcements, tools and molds)
  • Street and rail transport (floors, side walls, roofs, motor covers, cover panels)
  • Industry (covers, tanks, vessels, containers, floors, tools and molds, concrete casts, construction signs, bath and shower cabins)





Properties
  • Self-contained product - no face sheet required
  • High bending resistance and rigidity
  • Replacement for wood and plywood
  • Excellent screw pullout strength
  • High temperature resistance
  • Compatible with a broad range of resins and adhesives
  • Dimensionally stable
  • High styrene resistance
  • Very low water absorption
  • Non-decomposable
  • Excellent chemical resistance

Processing
  • Lamination processes (hand / spray)
  • Resin infusion / injection (VARTM / RTM)
  • Adhesive bonding
  • Pre-preg processing
  • Molding processes (GMT, SMC)

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