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.
The company will build a new manufacturing plant in Casablanca, Morocco.The markets: Civil infrastructure (2016) CompositesWorld
Aging infrastructure offers a potentially huge market for composite materials but civil projects are publicly owned, subject to regulatory oversight and, therefore, decision makers are change-resistant and decisions are, in part, cost-driven. Composites nevertheless continue to make headway.Gurit to expand its balsa wood production CompositesWorld
This expansion is due to the ongoing market demand for balsa wood.FST-compliant polyurethane foam cores CompositesWorld
General Plastics Manufacturing Co. (Tacoma, WA, US) featured its fire, smoke, and toxicity- (FST) compliant polyurethane foam cores — the FR-3800 FST series — and its molded parts program.3D-capable aramid honeycomb core CompositesWorld
Euro-Composites Corp. (Elkwood, VA, US) introduced a new 3D-capable aramid honeycomb core it calls ECA-3D.