Core in Composites

By using core between two composite, alloy or wood skins, you can create a lighter, stronger and stiffer part than with a solid laminate.  However, different types of cores have a wide range of properties and unique characteristics. Proper structural engineering is necessary to optimize performance and minimize cost.

 

Some key properties to explore when choosing a core are;

  • Sheer Strength
  • Tensile strength
  • Tensile modulus (stiffness)
  • Compression strength
  • Density; standard deviation
  • Peel strength
  • Service temperature
  • Impact resistance
  • Fire retardantcy
  • Insulating factors “R” value
  • Chemical resistance

 

Note:

Core Composites provides only general technical data as an accommodation to assist our customers. Actual values may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and are subject to change. Specifications are not intended for engineering purposes. Core Composites makes no warranties that the product conforms to the specifications nor to the accuracy of the specifications. Additionally there are NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. The product is sold "AS IS".