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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The markets: Boatbuilding and marine (2019)

NMMA’s top trends for 2018 include more accessible and versatile recreational watercraft for families, an increase in saltwater and freshwater fishing boat sales, and increased sales for cruisers. Electric propulsion and 3D-printed hulls and molds are also gaining momentum.

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The markets: Civil infrastructure (2019)

According to a report by the coalition Transportation for America (Washington, DC, US), titled The Fix We’re In For: The State of our Nation’s Busiest Bridges, there are 69,223 structurally deficient highway bridges in the U.S. alone — 11.5% of all US highway bridges — that require rehabilitation or replacement.

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ThermHex unveils new Organosandwich material

The thermoplastic sandwich material is said to offer a range of possible applications in the automotive sector, offering weight savings of over 80% compared to a monolithic design.