CoreLite introduces two core materials at IBEX

The Miami, Fla.-based core materials supplier's show exhibit will show off new balsa and PVC foam products at IBEX 2013, Sept. 17-19, in Louisville. Ky.

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CoreLite, Inc., Miami, FL, is introducing two core materials, Balsasud balsa wood and CoreLite Board PVC foam board, at IBEX 2013. The annual boatbuilding industry trade show runs Sept. 17-19 in Louisville, Ky.

Balsasud balsa is grown, harvested and milled in Ecuador. Balsasud S.A. (Guayaquil, Ecuador), the balsa source, is vertically integrated — the company owns balsa plantations and controls core production, from harvesting to final processing. The  facility in Ecuador reportedly has been FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified by the Rainforest Alliance, according to FSC Chain of Custody standards.

Final processing into finished core materials is done in CoreLite’s Miami facility, said to be the newest balsa production facility in North America. CoreLite says that control of production from forest to end-user "assures Balsasud customers the highest quality balsa core products available today."

CoreLite is also introducing CoreLite Board at IBEX. CoreLite Board is designed as a cost-effective closed-cell PVC foam specially formulated to provide high physical properties. It is engineered to meet the physical demands required for use in transoms, attachment points, floors, bulkheads, stringers, local reinforcement points, molds and tooling. CoreLite Board is a standalone product and can be used without without composite skins as a direct replacement for wood and plywood, says the company.  It is said to have excellent fastener pullout strength and high flexural strength and stiffness and is 27 percent lighter than plywood.

Visit CoreLite at Booth #1471 at IBEX.

For more information about CoreLite and its products, contact Peter Winkert, Tel.: (315) 655-2121; E-mail:; Web site: