Zone: Core Materials
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Balsa, honeycomb, foam and aluminum are the materials most commonly used as core in composite sandwich structures. Use of core increases thickness and stiffness of composite structures, with minimal weight penalty.


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A New Approach to Designing Lifter Cores: Dual-Rod Design

A dual-rod system

Benefits of using a secondary guide rod on lifter core assemblies.


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DIAB to expand structural core capacity in China CompositesWorld

DIAB reports that it plans to construct a new foam block production plant in China for the manufacture of structural core materials.

CAMX 2014 preview: Armacell Benelux CompositesWorld

Armacell Benelux (Thimister-Clermont, Belgium) is featuring its structural PET foam core product family and two technical presentations at CAMX 2014.

CAMX 2014 preview: EconCore CompositesWorld

Thermoplastic honeycomb core specialist EconCore (Leuven, Belgium) is emphasizing its ThermHex honeycomb technology, the RENOLIT Gorecell line and the LANXESS Tepex line.

Nidaplast launches North American operations CompositesWorld

Although core specialist Nidaplast had a presence in North America previously via NidaCore, it is now establishing direct operations in Port Sainte-Lucie, Fla., USA.

Strata Manufacturing outsources work to Premier Composite Technologies CompositesWorld

Under the $16.5 million, ten-year outsourcing agreement, Premier will cut honeycomb cores for Strata to produce Airbus A380 flap track fairings.

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