BALTEK® SB - Selected grade structural balsa

BALTEK® SB balsa wood from controlled cultivation; it is cut perpendicular to the grain direction. Balsa is a universal core material due to the excellent styrene and chemical resistance as well as the neutral behavior in terms of temperature fluctuations. Balsa can be processed with all known resin systems and processes and has excellent laminate adhesion properties.

BALTEK® SB is an ideal, sustainable core material made of renewable resources with a very broad range of use.

Applications
  • Ship and boat construction (hull, decks, bulkheads, superstructures, interior fittings)
  • Rail and road vehicles (floor, side and roof panels, front and side covering, interior fittings)
  • Wind energy plants (rotor blades, covers for rotor hubs, casings and generators)
  • Aerospace (floor plates, galley parts, interior fittings, transport pallets, containers, and structural parts of sporting aircraft)
  • Military applications (transport pallets, containers, shelters, boats)
  • Industrial components (containers, covers, tanks, sports equipment [skis, snowboards, kayaks])
Properties
  • High specific stiffness and rigidity
  • Excellent fire behavior
  • Ecological product
  • Operating temperature from -212° C to +163° C, (-414° F to +325° F)
  • Excellent fatigue resistance
  • Excellent sound absorption and thermal insulation
  • High impact resistance
  • Excellent moisture resistance






Processing
  • Hand lamination / spray lay-up
  • Resin injection (RTM)
  • Adhesive bonding
  • Molding processes
  • Pre-preg processing (up to 180° C, 355° F)
  • Vacuum infusion

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