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Welcome to 3A Composites Core Materials

3A Composites Core Materials is a global organizational unit within 3A Composites, part of Schweiter Technologies (SIX Swiss Exchange: SWTQ), with operations in Europe, the Americas, India, China and Papua New Guinea, that has pioneered the sandwich technology for over 75 years. Our AIREX® and BALTEK® brands provide sustainable, lightweight and resource-friendly, high-quality core materials (broadest portfolio in the industry) to enable the production of lighter and thus more energy efficient end products for multiple applications such as wind turbine blades, nacelle covers, hull of a boat, automotive parts, bridge component, etc. All of these are products containing solutions by AIREX® and BALTEK®  for the development, production, and distribution of lightweight composites and lightweight solutions for construction applications. For more information visit: www.3ACcorematerials.com

 

As Seen In CompositesWorld

bio-based bridge

Bio-based composite bridge in The Netherlands
This summer, FiberCore Europe joined forces with TU Delft and Schiphol Logistics Park, and other firms and local agencies, on the design and construction of an ecologically sustainable composite footbridge made with bio-based materials.

Advances in Wind Energy Workshop

Advances in Wind Energy workshop registration opens
Two-day workshop from Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance and IACMI explores advanced materials, manufacturing processes and repair techniques for wind energy applications.

3A Composites' core material targets automotive
3A Composites Core Materials (Sins, Switzerland) has introduced a new structural AIREX foam core platform aimed at lightweight, high-volume automotive applications that is capable of being processed in high-temperature, high-pressure, short-cycle production methods.

Airex T10.60

JEC World 2018 preview: 3A Composites
3A Composites (Sins, Switzerland) will introduce its latest innovations in sustainable core materials at this year's JEC World in Paris. 3A Composites will present its new PET-based product trademarked AIREX T10.60 targeted at wind, automotive, construction, and marine applications.

3A Composites receives two Sacha Awards
The Sacha Awards are awarded every two years for projects on best forestry management and processing of legal timber practices in Ecuador.

JEC World 2017 at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center

JEC World 2017 exhibit preview
JEC World will be held March 14-16 in Paris. CW previews some of the products and technologies that will be at the show.

IBEX 2016: New access to composites
Composites Pavilion hosted Composite Tech Talks and the interactive Future Materials exhibit.

PEI/Design Concepts

Composites enable portability in driving simulator
FRP design enables portable, light-tight, enclosure with an image-projection-grade inner surface.

Natural fiber composites: Market share, one part at a time
New suppliers and adventurous composites fabricators put the “feel good” aspect in the rearview mirror, winning customers by competing on price and performance.

Suppliers team to amp Viking 80C performance
Thanks to a coordinated effort with its fabric, core and panel suppliers, Viking Yachts was able to introduce carbon fiber cost-effectively, shaving weight and boosting speed in its new 24m-long 80C model.

Composites lighten driving simulator dome
A first for its codevelopers, Pagnotta Engineering Inc. (PEI, Exton, PA, US) and JRL Ventures (Cape Coral, FL, US), this low-mass enclosure spawned a new product venture for the pair in research-oriented driving simulation systems.

The markets: Boatbuilding and marine (2015)
Boatbuilders show strong signs of recovery in the wake of the 2008-2012 recession, with some help from composite materials suppliers who now provide design and subassembly aid.

Destroyer deckhouse roof meets U.S. Navy fire code with phenolic composite
An all-composite deckhouse superstructure, built by Huntington Ingalls Industries (Gulfport, Miss.) cuts topside weight and enables stealth capability by reducing the radar signature of the U.S. Navy’s new, nearly $4 billion (USD) Zumwalt-class destroyer.

IBEX 2013 Show Review
Evidence of a marine industry rebound and a trend toward supplier M&A as the world’s largest boatbuilding trade show looks ahead to smoother sailing … and Tampa.

JEC Europe 2013 review
Snow in Paris slowed traffic to the show floor but did nothing to cool the enthusiasm of composites innovators in a broad range of markets.

JEC Europe 2013 new product showcase
The JEC Europe 2013 trade show (March 12-14, at the Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris, France) was the venue for introductions of a large number of new composite materials, technologies and manufacturing processes. Here's the CT editorial staff's compilation of what was on display.

SAMPE Europe 2013/JEC Europe 2013 highlights
Held concurrently, these two seminal European composites events weathered a rare Parisian snowstorm to plumb the depth and breadth of the industry.

The structural grid: Prefabrication
Digitally designed and cut, preformed and preinfused stringers and bulkheads reduce boat weight, labor and cycle time and improve boatbuilder process control.

IBEX 2012 Review
Under the banner “The Future of Marine Technology,” the 22nd International BoatBuilders’ expo confronts a brave new world.

WINDPOWER 2012 report
Continued technology-driven performance gains are overshadowed by PTC gloom and predicted Asian overcapacity.

JEC Europe 2012 report
A big, busy show and a big variety of new developments boded well for the industry’s future.

Product Categories of 3A Composites

Balsa
Flow media for resin infusion
Foam core, other
Foam core, polyimide
Foam core, polyurethane
Foam core, PVC
Other core materials
Syntactic core, nonexpanding