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BALTEK® SBC.80

BALTEK® SBC.80

BALTEK® SBC is a core material produced from controlled kilndried balsa wood in the ‘end-grain’ configuration with physical time to kiln control. 3A Composites Core Materials owns and manages several thousand hectares of FSC®-certified balsa wood plantations. Its cultivation from seedling to the tree ensures sustainable forest management and strict traceability. Documented and controlled time to kiln-drying makes SBC ideal for vacuum infusion. Own plantations enable 3A Composites to provide a continuous supply to industrial customers. BALTEK® SBC has exceptionally high strength and stiffness to weight ratios and achieves an excellent bond with all types of resins. It is an ideal core material for an extensive range of applications. All while being a renewable resource.
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BALTEK® SBC is our balsa wood core material from controlled cultivation from 3A Composites Core Materials plantations. 3A Composites manages several thousand hectares of FSC®-certified balsa plantations. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) certification acts as a catalyst for improving standards in forest management. It brings economic and social benefits to workers and local people and facilitates environmental benefits for biodiversity and the ecosystem. For BALTEK® SBC, all production steps are subjected to stringent monitoring, especially offering a physical validation for time to kiln (T2K). This monitoring process guarantees the highest-quality balsa core and full traceability from the end product back to the tree.

SBC has excellent stiffness-to-weight ratio. It can be processed with all known resin systems and processes and has excellent laminate adhesion properties. Furthermore, it is resistant to temperature changes, fire, and chemicals (e.g., styrene).
BALTEK® SBC is an ideal core material made from renewable resources with an extensive range of use.

Product Highlights
  • Extremely high specific stiffness and strength
  • Excellent fire behavior
  • Ecological product from FSC®-certified plantations
  • Full traceability and highest-quality wood due to stringent process control from seedling to delivery
  • Very broad operating temperature range from -212°C to +163°C
  • Excellent fatigue resistance and impact resistance
  • Excellent sound absorption and thermal insulation
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Controlled time from harvesting to kiln-drying: Optimized for vacuum infusion processes  
  • Broadest range of available balsa densities worldwide
  • Certified for a range of applications by DNV, Germanischer Lloyd and Korean Register
  • Outstanding strength and stiffness to weight ratios § Excellent fatigue and impact resistance
  • Fulfills most FST (flame, smoke, toxicity) requirements
  • Extremely wide operating temperature range -212 °C to +163 °C (-414 °F to +325 °F)

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Application
  • Ship and boat construction: hull, decks, bulkheads, superstructures
  • Wind farms: rotor blade shells and webs
  • Automotive and rail: floor, side and roof panels, front and side covering
  • Aerospace: floor plates, bulkheads and structural parts of sport aircrafts
  • Military applications: naval boats, containers, transport pallets, shelters
  • Industrial components: covers, sports equipment, tanks, mold construction
Processing
  • Vacuum infusion
  • Hand lamination / spray lay-up
  • Prepreg processing (up to 180°C)
  • Resin injection (RTM)
  • Adhesive bonding

Properties

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Mechanical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
ContourKore Thickness (CK)4.7 to 50 (3/16 to 2)mm +0.25 / -0.75 (in +0.01 / -0.03)-
Minimum Sheet Density113 (7.1)kg/m³ (lb/ft³)-
Compressive Strength Perpendicular to the Plane7.7 (1117)N/mm² (psi)-
Compressive Modulus Perpendicular to the Plane2187 (317198)N/mm² (psi)-
Tensile Strength Perpendicular to the Plane (Polyester)5.0 (725)N/mm² (psi)-
Tensile Modulus Perpendicular to the Plane2337 (338954)N/mm² (psi)-
Shear Strength2.3 (334)N/mm² (psi)-
Shear Modulus166 (24076)N/mm² (psi)-
Nominal Sheet Density132 (8.2)kg/m³ (lb/ft³)-
Tensile Strength Perpendicular to the Plane (Epoxy)10.9 (1581)N/mm² (psi)-
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Standard Sheet Width610 (24)mm ± 5 (in ± 3/16)-
Standard Sheet Length1220 (48)mm ± 10 (in ± 3/8)-
Standard Sheet Thickness4.7 to 76 (3/16 to 3)mm +0.25 / -0.75 (in +0.01 / -0.03)-
Thermal Conductivity at Room Temperature0.059 (0.407)W/m.K (BTU.in/ft2.hr.°F)-

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BALTEK® Adaptive ContourKore flyer Brochure
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BALTEK® SB.50, BALTEK® SBC.50, BALTEK® SB.80, BALTEK® SB.100, BALTEK® SB.150, BALTEK® SBC.80, BALTEK® SBC.100
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Products: BALTEK® SB.50, BALTEK® SBC.50, BALTEK® SB.80, BALTEK® SB.100, BALTEK® SB.150, BALTEK® SBC.80, BALTEK® SBC.100
BALTEK® SealXf yler Brochure
Brochure
BALTEK® SB.50, BALTEK® SBC.50, BALTEK® SB.80, BALTEK® SB.100, BALTEK® SB.150, BALTEK® SBC.80, BALTEK® SBC.100
Brochure
Products: BALTEK® SB.50, BALTEK® SBC.50, BALTEK® SB.80, BALTEK® SB.100, BALTEK® SB.150, BALTEK® SBC.80, BALTEK® SBC.100
BALTEK® Processing GuideLines
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BALTEK® SB.50, BALTEK® SBC.50, BALTEK® VBC, BALTEK® SB.80, BALTEK® SB.100, BALTEK® SB.150, BALTEK® SBC.80, BALTEK® SBC.100
Brochure
Products: BALTEK® SB.50, BALTEK® SBC.50, BALTEK® VBC, BALTEK® SB.80, BALTEK® SB.100, BALTEK® SB.150, BALTEK® SBC.80, BALTEK® SBC.100
BALTEK® SB SBC and VBC Safety Data Sheet
Safety Data Sheet
BALTEK® SB.50, BALTEK® SBC.50, BALTEK® VBC, BALTEK® SB.80, BALTEK® SB.100, BALTEK® SB.150, BALTEK® SBC.80, BALTEK® SBC.100
Safety Data Sheet
Products: BALTEK® SB.50, BALTEK® SBC.50, BALTEK® VBC, BALTEK® SB.80, BALTEK® SB.100, BALTEK® SB.150, BALTEK® SBC.80, BALTEK® SBC.100
BALTEK® SBC Technical Data Sheet
Technical Data Sheet
BALTEK® SBC.50, BALTEK® SBC.80, BALTEK® SBC.100
Technical Data Sheet
Products: BALTEK® SBC.50, BALTEK® SBC.80, BALTEK® SBC.100
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