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1 Transom
2 Superstructures
3 Interior parts
4 Hatches
5 Decks
6 Covers
7 Bulkheads
8 Hulls
1 - Transom
2 - Superstructures
3 - Interior parts
4 - Hatches
5 - Decks
6 - Covers
7 - Bulkheads
8 - Hulls

Demands in boat and ship construction are particularly challenging as they involve diverse functional components. 3A Composites Core Materials offer ultra-performing composites for almost all marine components: from hull bottoms, sides & decks, superstructures, bulkheads and stringers to transoms, floors & interiors.

Our structural core materials are characterized by maximum impact and compression resistance, high levels of rigidity, low weight, easy formability and sustainability.

3A Composites Core Materials offer of services and materials starts in the evaluation phase with the development of the most effective configuration of lightweight composites and the specification of the most cost-effective resources. It covers the complete process all the way up to the production of a lightweight sandwich component, in perfect conformity with the customers’ requirements. 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

  • Great strength and rigidity with lowest weight
  • Impact resistance and damage tolerance
  • Excellent fatigue and long-term stability
  • Ease of processing
  • Fuel savings and/or payload increase due to weight savings
  • Sustainability

Applications

  • Recreational boats
  • Racing boats
  • Luxury yachts
  • Cruise liners
  • Commercial and military ships

References

BALTEK® SBC.50 – Innovation Yachts, 2020
AIREX® T92 – iCat, 2019
AIREX® T92 – Agena Taxi Catamaran, 2018
AIREX® T92, BALTEK® SB, SBC – IBBI, USA, 2017
AIREX® T92, BALTEK® SB – Scout Boats, USA, 2016
AIREX® C70, BALTEK® SB – Sino Eagle Yacht Co. Ltd., China, 2012

Product guide

BALTEK® SB

Selected grade structural balsa

Applications: hull bottoms, topsides, interiors, decks, superstructures.
Advantages: extreme strength and stiffness, balsa from FSC®-certified resources, best cost-property ratio,  excellent fatigue and impact resistance.

AIREX® T92

Easy to process structural PET foam

Applications: topsides, decks, superstructures, stringers, bulkheads.
Advantages: high compression properties, cost-efficient, thermoformable, best-in-class resin uptake, especially with SealXrecyclable.

AIREX® T90

Easy to process FST structural foam

Applications: superstructures, engine rooms. 
Advantages: lightweight, cost-efficient, fire self-extinguishing, recyclable.

AIREX® T10

Industrialized structural PET foam core

Applications: topsides, decks, superstructures,  stringers, bulkheads.
Advantages: high compression properties, directional properties, cell homogeneity, cost-efficient, thermoformable, recyclable.

AIREX® C70

Universal structural PVC foam

Applications: hull bottoms, topsides, decks, superstructures.
Advantages: best strength-to-weight ratio.

Lantor Finishmat®

Surfacing Veil material for Closed Molding

Applications: hulls, decks, structures, small parts.
Advantages: improved chemical and abrasion resistance, improved surface cosmetics, reduction of fiber print, osmosis prevention, conformable.

Lantor Coremat®

Non-Woven Core material for Open Molding

Applications: hulls, decks, structures, small parts. 
Advantages: cost efficient, time savings, weight savings, conformable, print blocker – improved surface finish, excellent surface finish, easy processing.

Lantor Soric®

Non-Woven Core material for Closed Molding

Applications: hulls, decks, structures, small parts. 
Advantages: cost-efficient, time savings, weight savings, conformable, print blocker – improved surface finish, inter-laminar flow medium, compression resistant.