BALTEK® SB balsa wood from controlled cultivation cut perpendicular to the grain direction. Balsa is a universal core material due to excellent styrene and chemical resistance, as well as neutral behavior in terms of temperature fluctuations. Balsa can be processed with all known resin systems and processes and has excellent laminate adhesion properties.

BALTEK® SB is an ideal, sustainable core material made from renewable resources with a very broad range of use.

BALTEK® SB is an ideal, sustainable core material made from renewable resources with a very broad range of use.

Density:

 

SB.50 – SB.150

Baltek SB.50: 6.8 lb/ft3

Baltek SB.80: 8.2 lb/ft3

Baltek SB.100: 9.3 lb/ft3

Baltek SB.150: 17.8 lb/ft3

Coating:

 

LamPrep or AL600

LamPrep: micro-sanded surface treatment

AL600: coating reduced porosity and increases bond strength

Structural Orientation:

Rigid or Contourable

Rigid: structurally designed for distributed linear strength

Contourable: structurally designed for bending, curves, and flexing

Dimensions:

24” x 48”

Will size rigid or contourable material

Thickness:

3/16” – 2” range

 

Additional Configurations:

Grooves:

Max 3” thick: + $0.33 per ft2

 

Perforations: 2 x 2

 

Up to 2” thick: + $0.22 per ft2

Over 2” – 4” thick: + $1.10 per ft2

 

Perforations: 1 x 1

 

Up to 2” thick: + $0.22 per ft2

Over 2” – 4” thick: + $1.10 per ft2

 

Semi-CK (ContourKore):

Up to 2” thick: + $0.22 per ft2

Safety Datasheet

Highlights:

·         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.

Technical Datasheet

Highlights:

·         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)

Applications:

·         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

Processing:

·         Adhesive bonding

·         Compression molding

·         Contact molding (hand/spray)

·         Pre-preg processing (up to 180 °C, 355 °F)

·         Resin injection (RTM)

·         Vacuum infusion