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.
Benefits of using a secondary guide rod on lifter core assemblies.
As always, IBEX supplied new products, processes and education, not only to boatbuilders, but to the composites industry overall.CAMX 2015 preview: Elliott Co. of Indianapolis CompositesWorld
Elliott Co. of Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN, US) is featuring its line of rigid polyiso/urethane foam core materials.CAMX 2015 preview: EconCore CompositesWorld
EconCore (Leuven, Belgium) is emphasizing its patented ThermHex technology for continuous production of thermoplastic honeycomb sandwich materials.CAMX 2015 preview: Armacell CompositesWorld
Armacell (Thimister-Clermont, Belgium) will showcase its two product lines, ArmaFORM PET Core and PET Foil.Honeycomb/polyurethane sandwich roof for smart fortwo CompositesWorld
BASF's Elastoflex E polyurethane foam system is used for the first time to mass-produce an exterior car part with a honeycomb sandwich structure.