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.

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.

Density:

VBC

9.7 lb/ft3

Coating:

LamPrep or AL600

LamPrep: micro-sanded surface treatment

AL600: coating reduced porosity and increases bond strength

Dimensions:

VBC

48” x 96”

48” x 120”

Structural Orientation:

Alternating layers in 0 / 90° grain orientation

*See lamellas figure below

The structural orientation of BALTEK VBC is alternating layers in 0 / 90° grain orientation.

Safety Datasheet

Highlights:

·         Melting temperature: Does not melt.

·         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 oxidizer can cause ignition and subsequent burning. Avoid exposure 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:

·         Optimized mechanical properties

·         Excellent fatigue resistance (e.g. +/-45° damage tolerance)

·         Improved density distribution

·         Homogeneous structure, easy to machine; stable even at thin panel thickness

·         Excellent damping properties

·         Ecological product from FSC®-certified plantations

·         Superior skin adhesion

·         Excellent fire behavior

 Applications:

·         Marine: Hulls, bulkheads, superstructures

·         Road and Rail: Floors, roofs, side skirts, front-ends, doors, covers

·         Wind energy: Shear webs

·         Building and construction: Composite bridge decks, platforms, concrete forms, temporary shelters

·         Industrial: Sporting goods, Ski & Snowboard

·         Aerospace: Floors, general aviation

·         Defense: Blast protection

Processing:

·         Adhesive bonding

·         Hand lamination / spray lay-up

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

·         Resin injection (RTM)

·         Vacuum infusion