Core Materials

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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New PET foam

Armacell Benelux SA (Thimister-Clermont, Luxembourg) makes environmentally friendly structural PET foam cores for the composite industry, and recently launched a new multi-density PET foam core at JEC World 2017.