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BALTEK® VBC

Engineered Structural Balsa

BALTEK® VBC  is an engineered core material produced from kiln-dried and oriented balsa wood layers coming from controlled cultivation from 3A Composites Core Materials plantations. The optimal alignment of various layers obtains its unique mechanical properties and process ability. BALTEK® VBC  is an ideal, sustainable core material made of renewable resources with an extensive range of use. VBC is lightweight and sustainable as a matter – like all BALTEK®  products.

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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