- Tech Specs
End grain balsa is a natural core material with an excellent combination of mechanical performance, value for money and sustainability. This core uses the fact that wood is stronger along the grain than across it by orienting the grain of the balsa vertically though the sheet to achieve the best compressive performance. It has a compressive strength of 12.8MPa making it one of the highest strength-to-weight ratio composite core materials available
The core is supplied in sheets made up of individual 50x50mm blocks with a scrim backing. This makes the sheets easy to form around single curvatures and allows excellent resin transmission in infusion and resin transfer moulding processes. It is compatible with all common resin systems.
This end grain balsa is manufactured from sustainable sources and are managed to both reduce environmental impact and to support bio-diversity. Typical applications include reactional equipment (such as snowboards), marine hulls, decks and floors, motorsport body panels and architectural panels.
|Tensile strength (MPa)||13.1|
|In Plane sheer strength (MPa)||2.98|
|Compressive strength (MPa)||12.8|
|In Plane sheer modulus (MPa)||159|
|Compressive modulus (MPa)||4.07 x 10⁶|
|Service temp long term max (°C)||160|
|Thermal conductivity (W/(m*K)||0.0649|
Minimum order value excluding VAT & delivery is £25
What is the cost of delivery?
Because of the huge variation in our orders we have developed a specialised shipping calculator for clients ordering online. Once you fill out your order details and progress through to the online checkout, our calculator will automatically work out the precise shipping cost for you to check before you proceed.
What delivery methods do you use?
We have a selection of couriers suited to the size, weight and type of product you order from us. It is likely we will deliver your goods with a courier service such as Tuffnells, TNT, DHL etc. You can track your order with the shipment number, if you would like us to send you the tracking number for your order please contact us or give us a call and we can track it for you.
If you would like to specify any special delivery instructions these can be entered at the point of ordering or please give us a call once you have placed your order and we will try to accommodate your requests.
- Collection. Once your order is ready for collection, we shall call you to advise. Our collection point is open until 5pm - Monday - Friday.
- Standard Delivery. All of our orders come with standard delivery which is typically a 1-3 working day service.
- In a hurry? We can look into premium delivery services at an extra cost. Give us a call on 01494 449 975 to find out more.
- Installation. If required please get in touch about our installation services and how we can best support you, all with a smile!
See our shipping page for more details.