AIREX®

Rigid Foam Core Materials

Rigid foam core materials

Sandwich applications with AIREX® foams are up to 50% lighter than conventional solutions require less energy while preserving highest strength, stiffness, and thermal insulation.

Significant weight reduction due to AIREX® foams allows switching mass from dead weight to payload.

Due to its lower weight-to-stiffness ratio, AIREX® foams influence continuous improvement in renewable energy sector allowing construction of longer turbines.

Properties

  • Extremely low weight
  • High mechanical rigidity and stiffness
  • Good fatigue resistance
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Good compressive and shearing properties
  • High bending resistance and rigidity
  • Impact strength
  • Easy to process and shape
  • Good face sheet adhesion
  • High temperature resistance
  • Good fire inhibition
  • Low water absorption
  • Low resin absorption
  • Non-decomposable
  • Dimensionally stability

Applications

  • Renewable energy
  • Marine
  • Building & Construction
  • Automotive
  • Rail
  • Aerospace
  • Industry

Processing

Processing into a sandwich is effortless and all our materials are suitable for all commonly used production methods.

Processing Guidelines


Our extensive range of state-of-the-art finishing options additonally highlights the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) concept.

References

Renewable energy | Wind Turbine Blade OEM, Brazil AIREX® T92 SealX

Renewable energy | Wind Turbine Blade OEM, Brazil AIREX® T92 SealX

Marine | IBBI, USA - AIREX® T92, BALTEK® SB, BALTEK® SBC

Marine | IBBI, USA - AIREX® T92, BALTEK® SB, BALTEK® SBC

Automotive | General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS), Switzerland - AIREX® T92

Automotive | General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS), Switzerland - AIREX® T92

Rail | Stadler Rail Group, Switzerland - AIREX® T90

Rail | Stadler Rail Group, Switzerland - AIREX® T90

Aerospace | European Aerospace OEM, Germany - AIREX® R82

Aerospace | European Aerospace OEM, Germany - AIREX® R82

Building & Construction | Lightweight Structures BV, Netherlands - BALTEK® SB

Building & Construction | Lightweight Structures BV, Netherlands - BALTEK® SB

Industry | Corrosion Companies Inc., USA - BALTEK® SB

Industry | Corrosion Companies Inc., USA - BALTEK® SB

Renewable energy | Wind Turbine Blade OEM, Brazil AIREX® T92 SealX

Renewable energy | Wind Turbine Blade OEM, Brazil AIREX® T92 SealX

AIREX® T92 SealX – Structural and Sustainable



Application

  • Shear web and shell infusion with AIREX® T92 SealX for production of 6,500kg wind turbine blades

Processing

  • Vacuum infusion

Benefits

  • Total cost of ownership:
    • Total resin saving over 3%
    • Total weight saving 1%
    • Excellent fatigue strength
    • Consistently high product quality
  • Global availability
  • Recyclable product
Marine | IBBI, USA - AIREX® T92, BALTEK® SB, BALTEK® SBC

Marine | IBBI, USA - AIREX® T92, BALTEK® SB, BALTEK® SBC

AIREX® T92 – Structural and Sustainable
BALTEK® SB – Select Grade Structural Balsa
BALTEK® SBC – FSC
Plantation controlled structural Balsa


Application

  • AIREX® T92, BALTEK® SB, BALTEK® SBC series for different boats

Benefits

  • Excellent product quality
  • Outstanding fatigue resistance properties
  • Environmentally friendly products
  • Support and in-house testing by 3A Composites Core Materials
  • Global availability
Automotive | General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS), Switzerland - AIREX® T92

Automotive | General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS), Switzerland - AIREX® T92

AIREX® T92 – Structural and Sustainable


Application

  • Heavy-duty vehicle "Eagle" with AIREX®T92.100

Processing

  • Closed-mold resin injection

Benefits

  • Reduction of the engine hood‘s weight by almost 40%
  • Material shapeability and therefore optimized vehicle design
  • Excellent mechanical properties
  • High thermal and acoustical insulation
  • Sustainability
Rail | Stadler Rail Group, Switzerland - AIREX® T90

Rail | Stadler Rail Group, Switzerland - AIREX® T90

AIREX® T90 – Economic and Fire Retardant


Application

  • Front end and floors of ‘KISS‘ double-decker train with AIREX® T90

Processing

  • Resin infusion and adhesive bonding

Benefits

  • Lightweight and energy saving
  • Excellent fire resistance and outstanding price / performance
  • Ratio
  • Sustainability
Aerospace | European Aerospace OEM, Germany - AIREX® R82

Aerospace | European Aerospace OEM, Germany - AIREX® R82

AIREX® R82 – Radar Transparent with Fire and High Temperature Performance


Application

  • Interior panels of new passenger jets with AIREX® R82.60

Processing

  • Bonding

Benefits

  • Thermal and acoustic insulation
  • Low weight
  • Cost effective construction and processing
Building & Construction | Lightweight Structures BV, Netherlands - BALTEK® SB

Building & Construction | Lightweight Structures BV, Netherlands - BALTEK® SB

BALTEK® SB – Select Grade Structural Balsa


Application

  • First composite bridge in Utrecht with BALTEK® SB.150

Processing

  • Vacuum infusion

Benefits

  • Reduced total life cycle costs Unparalleled strength and stiffness of BALTEK® SB.150
Industry | Corrosion Companies Inc., USA - BALTEK® SB

Industry | Corrosion Companies Inc., USA - BALTEK® SB

BALTEK® SB – Select Grade Structural Balsa


Application

  • Tank trailers with BALTEK® SB

Processing

  • Wet lamination (filament winding)

Benefits

  • High product performance
  • Light weight substantially reduce fuel consumption and costs

Product range

AIREX® T10

AIREX® T10

Premium Surface with High Specific Properties

(100 - 110 kg/m3 | 6.2 - 6.9 lb/ft3)

  • - perfect surface quality,outstanding homogeneity of density and cell structure
  • - very high compression and shear properties
  • - high process temperatires and long-term thermal stability
  • - no water absorbtion
  • - excellent total cost proposition
  • - recyclable
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AIREX® R82

AIREX® R82

Radar Transparent with Fire and High Temperature Performance

(60 - 110 kg/m3 | 3.7 - 6.9 lb/ft3)

  • - fulfills most stringent fire requirements
  • - negligible moisture absorption
  • - excellent dielectric properties (radar outstanding transparency)
  • - extremely wide operating temperature range
  • - remains ductile at cryogenic temperatures
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AIREX® TegraCore™

AIREX® TegraCore™

Lowest Density with Fire Performance

(50 kg/m3 | 3.3 lb/ft3)

  • - exceeds FAR 25.853 requirements
  • - easily passes OSU heat release test
  • - negligible moisture absorption
  • - exceptional impact resistance (non-brittle failure mode)
  • - very good chemical resistance against aerospace fluids
  • - easy CNC routing and thermoforming to complex shapes
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AIREX® T90

AIREX® T90

Economic and Fire Retardant

(60 - 210 kg/m3 | 3.8 - 13.1 lb/ft3)

  • - fulfills high FST (flame, smoke, toxicity) requirements
  • - thermally stable with no outgassing
  • - very high chemical resistance
  • - no water absorbtion and no after-expansion
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AIREX® T92

AIREX® T92

Structural and Sustainable

(60 - 320 kg/m3 | 3.8 - 20.0 lb/ft3)

  • - outstanding fatigue properties
  • - thermally stable with no outgassing
  • - very high chemical resistance
  • - best-in-class resin uptake
  • - recyclable
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AIREX® C70

AIREX® C70

High Specific Properties

(60 - 130 kg/m3 | 3.7 - 8.1 lb/ft3)

  • - very high strength and stiffness to weight ratio
  • - good impact strength and chemical resistance
  • - high fatique resistance
  • - low resin absorption
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AIREX® PXc

AIREX® PXc

Fiber-Reinforced Non-Rotting Board

(245 – 420 kg/m3 | 15 – 26 lb/ft3)

  • - Replacement for wood and plywood
  • - High shear and compression properties
  • - High heat resistance and dimensional stability
  • - Good fastener pull-out strength
  • - High styrene resistance
  • - Very low water absorption
  • - Non biodegradable
  • - Excellent chemical resistance
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AIREX® PXw

AIREX® PXw

Fiber-Reinforced Non-Rotting Board

(320 – 420 kg/m3 | 20 – 26 lb/ft3)

  • - Replacement for wood and plywood
  • - Good fastener pull-out strength
  • - High heat resistance
  • - Dimensionally stable
  • - High styrene resistance
  • - Very low water absorption
  • - Non biodegradable
  • - Excellent chemical resistance
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