3A Composites AirexBaltekBanova to showcase its advanced lightweighting composite solutions at the Composites Europe 2017


  • Visit 3A Composites at Messe Stuttgart, Germany. Stand #D04 / Hall 6 – Tues. 19th to Thurs. 21st September;
  • 3A Composites to present its new products AIREX® T10.60 and BALTEK® VBC QX targeted at wind, automotive, construction, marine, and leisure applications.

Composites Europe 2017 – Stuttgart, Stand #D04 / Hall 6 – 3A Composites AirexBaltekBanova will showcase its advanced lightweighting composite solutions and innovations, AIREX® T10.60 and BALTEK® VBC QX, based on PET foam and balsa wood materials at this year Composites Europe – the European trade fair and forum for composites, technology and applications.

“At 3A Composites we are always looking into ways to improve our existing portfolio and develop new solutions together with our partners and customers. AIREX® T10.60 and BALTEK® VBC QX are the result of our collaborative approach to innovation, and we are very proud to continue delivering solutions that create value to our customers,” said Roman Thomassin, CEO of 3A Composites Core Materials division, producer and manufacturer of the AirexBaltekBanova branded products.

“The European market is a key market for 3A Composites AirexBaltekBanova products. We are delighted to showcase our extensive product range, cutting-edge capabilities, and strong industrial partnerships every year at this important platform”, said Eric Gauthier, President of Global Key Accounts of 3A Composites Core Materials.

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About AIREX® T10.60

AIREX® T10.60 is a new light-weight version of the successful and innovative AIREX® T10 product family. AIREX® T10.60is a very low-density foam core that excels with its homogeneous cell structure and its highly-oriented properties. The cells are oriented to maximize the vertical compression properties that are important in sandwich application. Furthermore, the shear properties in the sheets’ length direction by far exceed the values of all comparable products.

AIREX® T10.60can be used in countless sandwich applications where lightweight and cost-efficiency are prerequisites for a successful product design. Target segments are trucks, nacelles, building and construction, among others.

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BALTEK® VBC is a structural core material based on balsa wood veneer from 100% FSC® certified plantations (FSC-C100270). The proprietary QX technology was developed to tailor mechanical properties of balsa cores suitable for composite applications. The core is made of balsa layers oriented in 4 different directions:


  • 0° for easy processing.
  •  +/-45° for high shear properties and outstanding impact resistance.
  •  90° for high and homogeneous compression properties.

The balsa veneers are structurally bonded to a quadri-axial core material (QX), which significantly improves the shear performance in length direction. The combination of end grain and long grain layers ensures exceptionally high compression strength and stiffness with great bending properties and outstanding workability.

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About 3A Composites Core Materials:

3A Composites Core Materials is a global organizational unit within 3A Composites, part of Schweiter Technologies (SIX Swiss Exchange: SWTQ), with operations in Europe, the Americas, India, China and Papua New Guinea, that has pioneered the sandwich technology for over 75 years. Its AirexBaltekBanova brand provides sustainable, lightweight and resource-friendly, high-quality core materials (broadest portfolio in the industry) to enable the production of lighter and thus more energy efficient end products for wind, marine, rail/road, aerospace, building/construction, interior, industrial and other applications.


For further information please contact:

3A CompositesCore Materials
Yolanda Ramiro, Marketing Communications

Airex AG
Industrie Nord 26
Sins, Switzerland
Phone +41 41 789 67 45