BALTEK® SB

Selected grade structural balsa

BALTEK® SB
BALTEK® SB
BALTEK® SB
BALTEK® SB

BALTEK® SB

(109 - 285 kg/m3 | 6.8 - 17.8 lb/ft3)

  • - outstanding strength and stiffness to weight ratio
  • - fulfills most FST (flame, smoke, toxicity) requirements
  • - extremely wide operating temperature range
  • - excellent fatigue behavior
  • - ecological product

Properties

  • Extremely high specific stiffness and strength
  • Excellent fire behavior
  • Sustainable and organic product
  • Fully recyclable
  • Full traceability and highest-quality wood due to stringent process control
  • Very broad operating temperature range from -212 °C to +163 °C
  • Excellent fatigue resistance and impact resistance
  • Excellent sound absorption and thermal insulation
  • Excellent chemical resistance

Applications

  • Ship and boat construction: hull, decks, bulkheads, superstructures
  • Wind farms: rotor blade shells and webs
  • Automotive and rail: floor, side and roof panels, front and side covering
  • Aerospace: floor plates, bulkheads and structural parts of sport aircrafts
  • Military applications: naval boats, containers, transport pallets, shelters
  • Industrial components: covers, sports equipment, tanks, mold construction

Processing

  • Vacuum infusion
  • Hand lamination / spray lay-up
  • Prepreg processing (up to 180 °C)
  • Resin injection (RTM)
  • Adhesive bonding

References

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

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

Scout Boats, USA - AIREX® T92, BALTEK® SB

Scout Boats, USA - AIREX® T92, BALTEK® SB

Sino Eagle Yacht Co. Ltd., China - AIREX® C70, BALTEK® SB

Sino Eagle Yacht Co. Ltd., China - AIREX® C70, BALTEK® SB

ENERCON, Germany - AIREX® C70, AIREX® C71, BALTEK® SB

ENERCON, Germany - AIREX® C70, AIREX® C71, BALTEK® SB

RE Power Germany - AIREX® C70, BALTEK® SB

RE Power Germany - AIREX® C70, BALTEK® SB

ORBIS, USA - BALTEK® SB

ORBIS, USA - BALTEK® SB

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, USA - BALTEK® SB

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, USA - BALTEK® SB

Lightweight Structures BV, Netherlands - BALTEK® SB

Lightweight Structures BV, Netherlands - BALTEK® SB

Corrosion Companies Inc., USA - BALTEK® SB

Corrosion Companies Inc., USA - BALTEK® SB

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

IBBI, USA - AIREX® T92, BALTEK® SB, 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
Scout Boats, USA - AIREX® T92, BALTEK® SB

Scout Boats, USA - AIREX® T92, BALTEK® SB

AIREX® T92 – Structural and Sustainable
BALTEK® SB – Select Grade Structural Balsa


Application

  • AIREX® T92.320 and BALTEK® SB.100 for 390 and other express models up to 60’

Processing

  • Vacuum infusion

Benefits

  • 3A Composites Hybrid Core Concept makes optimized use of each material
  • Excellent product quality
  • Outstanding fatigue resistance properties
  • Environmentally friendly products
  • Support and in-house testing by 3A Composites Core Materials
  • Global availability
Sino Eagle Yacht Co. Ltd., China - AIREX® C70, BALTEK® SB

Sino Eagle Yacht Co. Ltd., China - AIREX® C70, BALTEK® SB

AIREX® C70 – High Specific Properties
BALTEK® SB –
Select Grade Structural Balsa


Application

  • Yachts with AIREX® C70.75 and BALTEK® SB.100

Processing

  • Vacuum infusion

Benefits

  • 3A Composites Hybrid Core Concept makes optimized use of each material
  • Energy saving (lightweight)
  • Product quality and properties
  • Technical support from 3A Composites (China) Ltd.
ENERCON, Germany - AIREX® C70, AIREX® C71, BALTEK® SB

ENERCON, Germany - AIREX® C70, AIREX® C71, BALTEK® SB

AIREX® C70/C71 – High Specific Properties
BALTEK® SB – Select Grade Structural Balsa


Application

  • Rotor blades of wind turbines E-48 and E-70 with AIREX® C70, AIREX® C71 and BALTEK® SB

Processing

  • Vacuum infusion

Benefits

  • Total cost of ownership with 3A Composites Hybrid Core Concept:
    • Excellent product performance
    • High quality standard
    • Increasing manufacturing repeatability and product quality
    • Production efficiency and product value
RE Power Germany - AIREX® C70, BALTEK® SB

RE Power Germany - AIREX® C70, BALTEK® SB

AIREX® C70 – High Specific Properties
BALTEK® SB – Select Grade Structural Balsa


Application

  • Rotor blades of 5MW with AIREX® C70, BALTEK® SB.100

Processing

  • Vacuum infusion

Benefits

  • 3A Composites Hybrid Core Concept makes optimized use of each material
  • Very extensive product range
  • Excellent product performance
ORBIS, USA - BALTEK® SB

ORBIS, USA - BALTEK® SB

BALTEK® SB – Select Grade Structural Balsa


Application

  • The Flying Eye Hospital with BALTEK® SB

Processing

  • Adhesive bonding

Benefits

  • Excellent cooperation with 3A Composites, USA, Baltek Inc.
  • Great weight saving versus metal solution
  • Inherent insulation
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, USA - BALTEK® SB

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, USA - BALTEK® SB

BALTEK® SB – Select Grade Structural Balsa


Application

  • Composite bridge deck with BALTEK® SB.150

Processing

  • Vacuum infusion

Benefits

  • Excellent product performance
  • Outstanding strength and stiffness of BALTEK® SB.150
Lightweight Structures BV, Netherlands - BALTEK® SB

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
Corrosion Companies Inc., USA - BALTEK® SB

Corrosion Companies Inc., USA - BALTEK® SB

BALTEK® SB – Select Grade Structural Balsa


Application

  • Tank trailers with BALTEK® SB.100

Processing

  • Wet lamination (filament winding)

Benefits

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

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BALTEK® SBC

FSC Plantation Controlled Structural Balsa

(109 - 148 kg/m3 | 6.8 - 9.3 lb/ft3)

  • - grown on 3A Composites balsa wood plantations
  • - physical traceability of time to kiln (T2K)
  • - outstanding strength and stiffness to weight ratio
  • - fulfills most FST (flame, smoke, toxicity) requirements
  • - extremely wide operating temperature range
  • - excellent fatigue behavior
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