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BALTEK® VBC

Certified Engineered Structural Balsa

BALTEK® VBC is an engineered core material produced from certified, kiln-dried and oriented balsa wood layers. Its unique mechanical properties and process ability are obtained by the optimal alignment of various layers. BALTEK® VBC is an ideal, sustainable core material made of renewable resources with a very broad range of use. VBC is lightweight and sustainable as a matter - like all BALTEK® products.

Properties
Applications
Processing

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