3A Composites Core Materials presents its latest innovations: AIREX® T10.60 and BALTEK® VBC QX at the JEC WORLD 2017 in Paris

News | 14.02.2017

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JEC WORLD 2017 – Paris, Stand #G27 / Hall 6 – 3A Composites Core Materials will introduce its latest innovations at this year's JEC WORLD in Paris – the largest international tradeshow in the composite industry. Organized annually, it brings together representatives from across the composite business, with more than a hundred countries represented. Through its participation, 3A Composites will showcase its new products AIREX® T10.60 and BALTEK® VBC QX based on PET foam and balsa composite materials.

 “3A Composites Core Materials has established a reputation as a leader in quality and innovation in the composite industry: we strive to excel at the development of new solutions, as well as at improving our existing portfolio to answer our customers’ most important challenges. The launch of AIREX® T10.60 and BALTEK® VBC QX confirm this strategy and we are excited to generate new solutions to create value,” said Roman Thomassin, CEO of 3A Composites Core Materials division, producer and manufacturer of the AIREXBALTEKBANOVA products.

“3A Composites AIREXBALTEKBANOVA participation at the JEC WORLD every year underscores our strong presence in the composite industry globally. We are delighted to present AIREX® T10.60 and BALTEK® VBC QX at this important platform”, said Eric Gauthier, President of Global Key Accounts of 3A Composites Core Materials.

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About AIREX® T10.60

AIREX® T10.60 is a new light-weight version of the successful and innovative AIREX® T10 product family. AIREX® T10.60 is a very low-density foam core that excels with its homogeneous cell structure and its highly-oriented properties. The cells are oriented to maximize the vertical compression properties that are important in sandwich application. Furthermore, the shear properties in the sheets’ length direction by far exceed the values of all comparable products.

AIREX® T10.60 can be used in countless sandwich applications where lightweight and cost-efficiency are prerequisites for a successful product design. Target segments are trucks, nacelles, building and construction, among others.

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BALTEK® VBC is a structural core material based on balsa wood veneer from 100% FSC® certified plantations (FSC-C100270). The proprietary QX technology was developed to tailor mechanical properties of balsa cores suitable for composite applications. The core is made of balsa layers oriented in 4 different directions:

  • 0° for easy processing.
  • +/-45° for high shear properties and outstanding impact resistance.
  • 90° for high and homogeneous compression properties.

The balsa veneers are structurally bonded to a quadri-axial core material (QX), which significantly improves the shear performance in length direction. The combination of end grain and long grain layers ensures exceptionally high compression strength and stiffness with great bending properties and outstanding workability.

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About 3A Composites Core Materials:

3A Composites Core Materials is a global organizational unit within 3A Composites, part of Schweiter Technologies (SIX Swiss Exchange: SWTQ), with operations in Europe, the Americas, India, China and Papua New Guinea, that has pioneered the sandwich technology for almost 70 years. Its Core Materials brand provides sustainable, lightweight and resource-friendly, high-quality core materials (broadest portfolio in the industry) to enable the production of lighter and thus more energy efficient end products for the wind, marine, aerospace, and automotive industries.

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3A Composites Core Materials
Yolanda Ramiro, Marketing Communications

Airex AG
Industrie Nord 26
Sins, Switzerland
Phone +41 41 789 67 45