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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Spheretex signs distribution deal for China CompositesWorld

Core and reinforcements specialist Spheretex strikes a deal with NMG Composites Co. Ltd. to expand visibility and reach of the Spheretex product line.

CAMX 2014 preview: CoreLite CompositesWorld

CoreLite, Inc. (Miami, Fla.) is emphasizing the company’s two primary core materials, Balsasud balsa wood and CoreLite Board PVC foam board.

CAMX 2014 preview: Benecor CompositesWorld

Benecor Inc. (Wichita, Kan.) is featuring its line of metallic honeycomb core structures for the aerospace, military, marine and commercial markets.

CAMX 2014 preview: Aramicore Composite Co. Ltd. CompositesWorld

Aramicore Composite Co. Ltd. (Jiangsu Province, China), a manufacturer of aramid paper honeycomb, will emphasize its ISO 9001:2008 and AS 9100C aerospace-level quality certification.

Evonik to build ROHACELL foam core plant in Shanghai CompositesWorld

The Shanghai, China, facility will be Evonik's third to produce ROHACELL polymethacrylimide structural foam and will produce core material primarily for Chinese aerospace applications.

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