· Decomposition temperature: Greater than 450 °F (232°C).
· Flash ignition temperature: Greater than 400 °F (200°C).
· Density: 50 - 250kg/m3 (ISO 845).
· Insoluble in: Water, sea water, organic compounds.
· Soluble in: (Slightly) soluble in inorganic acids.
· General information: Stable under normal conditions and usage.
· Conditions to avoid: Temperatures above 400 °F (200 °C).
· Explosive limits in air: For wood dust clouds, 40 grams/m3 (Lower Explosive Limit).
· Materials to avoid: Strong oxidizers can cause ignition and subsequent burning. Avoid exposure to open flame or excessive heat.
· Dangerous decomposition products: Carbon Monoxide (CO), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), traces of low molecular weight hydrocarbons and organic acids.
· Eco toxicity: Natural product, unlikely toxicity.
· Mobility: Not soluble in water, therefore effects on groundwater are unlikely.
· Persistence and degradability: Natural wood product, biodegradable.
· Outstanding strength and stiffness to weight ratios
· First-class, select grade lumber
· Ecological product
· Broadest range of available balsa densities worldwide
· Certified for a range of applications by DNV, Germanischer Lloyd, Lloyd's Register American Bureau of Shipping and Korean Register
· Excellent fatigue and impact resistance
· Fulfills most FST (flame, smoke, toxicity) requirements
· Good sound and thermal insulation
· Extremely wide operating temperature range (-212 °C to +163 °C (-414 °F to +325 °F)
· Marine: Hulls, decks, bulkheads, superstructures, interiors, tooling/molds
· Road and Rail: Floors, roofs, side skirts, front-ends, doors, interiors, covers
· Wind energy: Rotor blades (shear webs and shells), nacelles, spinners
· Industrial: Tanks, containers, architectural panels, impact limiters, sporting goods
· Aerospace: Floors, cargo pallets, cargo containers, bulkheads, general aviation
· Defense: Naval vessels, containers, cargo pallets, shelters, ballistic panels
· Adhesive bonding
· Compression molding
· Contact molding (hand/spray)
· Pre-preg processing (up to 180 °C, 355 °F)
· Resin injection (RTM)
· Vacuum infusion