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BALSASUD - End Grain Balsa Wood Core Material


End-Grain Balsa Wood Core: BALSASUD Core

Our end-grain balsa wood core material has remarkable physical properties, starting with its outstanding strength-to-weight ratios (high shear and compression strength).

BALSASUD Core is approved by DNV GL and Lloyd's Register.

Additionally, this structural balsa wood core material is easy to bond when using any type of resin or adhesive. Balsa core also serves as a natural insulator, fire retardant and noise reduction material. Working with balsa wood is easy, as it can handle changes in temperature and is highly chemical resistant (including styrene). Our balsa wood core can also come with CoreLite's proprietary UV coating technologies to reduce resin absorption, increase bonding properties and protect it from environmental constraints.

All these advantages make our balsa wood an ideal core material in sandwich construction. Balsa wood is also an all-natural product and a renewable resource, coming 100% from Ecuador, since 1939.

CoreLite's BALSASUD Core is of truly remarkable quality.

The Balsasud S.A. facility in Ecuador is certified for Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC) Chain of Custody by the Rainforest Alliance to FSC standards'.


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 BALSASUD Core Products
Rigid Sheets
 Flexible Sheets
Balsa Core Kits
 BALSASUD PC 11 Coated Balsa Core
BALSASUD FSC™ Certified Balsa Core
Finishing Options
PC 11 UV Coating
 BALSASUD Core Dimensions
Width: 24" (610mm)
Height: 48" (1220mm)
Thicknesses: from 1/4" to 3" (6.35mm to 76.2mm)
 BALSASUD Core Grades Average Density
Ultra Lite (UL) 6.5 Lbs./ft³
Standard Grade (SG) 9.5 Lbs./ft³
Heavy Weight (HW)17.5 Lbs./ft³
Pith Grade (PG)  Random Density
Adhesive Bonding

Pre-preg (up to 180°C or 355°F)

Contact Molding (hand/spray)

Compression Molding

Resin Infusion

Vacuum Infusion

*If you have any additional request not mentioned here, please ask us. Most likely we will be able to fulfill your request.

Since 1939