Building & construction

Constructing greener future starts here

1 Residental buildings
2 Window frames
3 Interior arhitecture
4 Facades and other 3-D elements
5 Roofs and domes
6 Doors and gates
1 - Residental buildings
2 - Window frames
3 - Interior arhitecture
4 - Facades and other 3-D elements
5 - Roofs and domes
6 - Doors and gates

3A Composites Core Materials solutions can decrease the net weight of structures considerably. This leads to smaller foundations, more favorable joining techniques, simpler solutions for earthquake safety and substantially reduced requirements for cranes and transport vehicles. Superior durability, weather resistance and inherent insulating properties of our sandwich composite solutions result in higher energy efficiency, less complex maintenance, lower life cycle costs and full design freedom for 3D elements.

Regardless of whether your particular focus is on rigidity, chemical resistance, dielectric properties, thermostability or shock resistance, 3A Composites Core Materials will greatly exceed your expectations in all areas of application. With our Hybrid Core Concept® we have the product portfolio, expertise and toolset to support our customers in the design and optimization of any structure.

Advantages
Applications

Advantages

  • High mechanical properties
  • Weight-saving solutions
  • Structural strength, good thermal and sound insulation
  • Free-formability of 3D structures
  • Prefabrication of elements
  • Fire resistance
  • Rigidity and shock resistance
  • Chemical resistance
  • Excellent dielectric properties
  • Thermostability
  • Sustainability

Applications

  • Residential buildings
  • Industrial and commercial buildings
  • Roofs and domes
  • Facades and other 3D elements
  • Interior architecture
  • Bridge construction
  • Doors, gates and interface applications: window frames
  • Shower cabin lines and bathtubs

References

AIREX® R82, BALTEK® SB – General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, USA, DDG-1000 deckhouse – 2012
BALTEK® SB – Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, USA, bridge – 2010
BALTEK® SB – Lightweight Structures BV, Netherlands, bridge – 2010

Product guide

AIREX® T92

Easy to process structural PET foam

Applications: roofs and domes,  facades, doors, gates, window frames, mobile homes, shelters, shower cabins, bathtubs.
Advantages: lightweight, structural strength and good insulation, easy shaping, water resistant, best-in-class resin uptake, especially with SealX, recyclable.

AIREX® T90

Easy to process FST structural foam

Applications: roofs and domes,  facades, doors, gates, window frames, shower cabins, bathtubs.
Advantages: lightweight, fire resistant, structural strength and good insulation, easy shaping, recyclable.

AIREX® T10

Industrialized structural PET foam core

Applications: roofs and domes, facades, doors, gates, window frames, mobile homes, shelters, shower cabins, bathtubs.
Advantages: lightweight, structural strength and good insulation, directional properties, cell homogeneity, easy shaping, recyclable.

BALTEK® SBC

FSC®-certified selected grade structural balsa

Applications: bridge decks, shower cabins, bathtubs.
Advantages: extreme strength and stiffness, FSC®-certified balsa, global availability, best total cost-property ratio.

BALTEK® VBC

Balsa wood veneer structural core material

Applications: bridge decks.
Advantages: stiff, damage tolerant, FSC®-certified balsa, easy processing.