BALTEK® VBC - Balsa wood veneer structural core material

BALTEK® VBC is a structural core material based on balsa wood veneer from 100% FSC® certified plantations (FSC-C100270). Its unique mechanical properties are obtained through the optimum alignment of various veneer layers and the integration of other materials. The material is lightweight and sustainable as a matter of course - as it is for all members of the family of BALTEK® products.

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

 

 

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Applications
Properties
  • Extremely high specific stiffness and rigidity
  • Excellent fatigue resistance and impact resistance
  • Easy processing characteristics and homogeneous mechanical properties due to high resolution of the material structure
  • Very broad operating temperature range from -212 °C to +163 °C
  • Ecologic: 100% FSC® wood from own plantations
  • Full traceability and highest-quality wood due to stringent process control from seedling to delivery
  • Excellent fire behavior
  • Excellent sound absorption and thermal insulation

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

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