BALTEK® VBC

Engineered Structural Balsa

BALTEK® VBC
BALTEK® VBC
BALTEK® VBC
BALTEK® VBC

BALTEK® VBC

(156 kg/m3 | 9.7 lb/ft3)

  • - grown on 3A Composites balsa wood plantations
  • - tailored structural core material
  • - homogenous density distribution
  • - high damage tolerance
  • - excellent fatigue behavior
  • - extremely wide operating temperature range
  • - easy processing to minimal thickness

Properties

  • Extremely high specific stiffness and strength
  • Excellent fatigue resistance and impact resistance
  • Easy processing characteristics and stability even at thin core thickness
  • Homogeneous mechanical properties due to high resolution of the material structure
  • Very broad operating temperature range from -212 °C to +163 °C
  • Excellent fire behavior
  • Excellent vibration damping and sound absorption

Applications

  • Sporting equipment, skis, snowboards
  • Bridge construction
  • Transportation: flooring
  • Marine: bulkheads
  • 3D moldings and models

Processing

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

References

Schiphol Area Development Corporation (SADC), Rozenburg, Netherlands - BALTEK® VBC

Schiphol Area Development Corporation (SADC), Rozenburg, Netherlands - BALTEK® VBC

Bcomp Ski Cores, Switzerland - BALTEK® VBC

Bcomp Ski Cores, Switzerland - BALTEK® VBC

Schiphol Area Development Corporation (SADC), Rozenburg, Netherlands - BALTEK® VBC

Schiphol Area Development Corporation (SADC), Rozenburg, Netherlands - BALTEK® VBC

BALTEK® VBC – Engineered Structural Balsa


Application

  • Bio-based composite bridge with BALTEK® VBC

Processing

  • Hand lamination

Benefits

  • Easy machining of the core material
  • Form stable cores up to 1220 x 3050mm sheet size
  • High longitudinal stiffness of the sheets due to engineered layer orientation
  • Sustainability
Bcomp Ski Cores, Switzerland - BALTEK® VBC

Bcomp Ski Cores, Switzerland - BALTEK® VBC

BALTEK® VBC – Engineered Structural Balsa


Application

  • Lightweight Bcomp’s bCores®

Benefits

  • bCores® is the lightest wood core on the market
  • High-performance lightweight core with excellent shear and fatigue properties
  • Typical “woody” feeling

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